(Closed) To Tan or Not to Tan

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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3788 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

The concept of the “base tan” to prevent sunburn on your honeymoon is a total myth.

I am not for or against tanning in your case, but I do want to ask what your motivation is — I know on my wedding day I hope to look like the most beautiful version of myself. If you’re that pale all the time and never tan, will you even look like you? Is that what you want to see in your pictures forevermore?

Post # 4
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4770 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

you can burn and turn bright red.  Who says pasty isn’t beautiful.  I say no.

Post # 5
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2091 posts
Buzzing bee

There are spray tans that don’t streak or run – I got one for prom and it looked amazing.

Post # 6
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2054 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

 

I am just like you…I wear spf 15 every day…and really take care of my skin…BUT I am pale as HELL right now and dont want to look that way on my wedding day…so I am going to start to go about once a week starting soon for my april wedding…I am also honeymooning right afterwards in Antigua…so I want at least some exposure before I go! So I am totally with you on this one.

 

Post # 7
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4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i will be tanning a little bit based on my own personal preference.

have you tried spray on tans? they’re actually really good. maybe you could get one now to see how it is?

Post # 8
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3977 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’ve been wondering this too. I look super pale in pictures especially and I have a tan line on my arm that really irritates me. I’m hoping just a few sessions of tanning will fix that but I’ve never done it before and it kind of freaks me out.

Also, I don’t want to have to buy all new makeup if I’m darker. I’m still undecided.

Post # 8
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4770 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Amaryllis:

Oh yeah I forgot to put that, A total myth I’m amazed how many people believe that.

 

@lola2011:

You could also try various spray tans before and figure which one works for you.

Post # 9
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1276 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I rock the pale skin myself and I don’t plan on tanning before my wedding. I can turn a lovely shade of red then back to stark white. I’ve tried the tanning before a topical vacation and honestly, I still ended up getting burnt because I’m just not meant to be in the sun. Its all about sunscreen and staying in the shade when you aren’t used to the sun. 

 

 

Post # 10
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6830 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Personally I plan on tanning a few times before my wedding.  I like you am pale as a ghost. I want some color to least look like I am alive. And by the way my foundation is the lightest you can go.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I am super pale, to the point of using the “translucent” color powers for makeup!

My wedding isn’t until october, but there are areas of my skin that I am self conscious about. So, I’m going to go and do a few test tans, for like a minute, just to see if it’ll take away some of my problem areas.

If I don’t like it, I won’t continue.

Also, I went to hawaii one year without tanning, I used an SPF 60 sunscreen and came home without a tan, no one believed I had gone to Hawaii except for the fact that my scalp burned.

I suggest doing a test run, if you like it, continue, if you don’t, stop!

Post # 13
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654 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

You have a month!  Try a spray tan now and see how it looks.  I will not be happy with you tanning.  And for what it’s worth, I really like your face.  🙂

Post # 14
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7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

You dont need a base tan – just wear enough SPF and reapply reapply reapply and youll be fine! Neither Darling Husband nor I burned while on our honeymoon in Jamaica and laying out or in the pool or ocean all day long!

Post # 15
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543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m also super pale, but I’ve decided that I’m going to rock my natural look. Any time I see pics of celebs that are bronzed to the max, I just remember how gorgeous Nicole Kidman looks with her near-translucent skin. She glows and it’s beautiful! 😀

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