(Closed) to tan or not to tan?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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158 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I say no.  I think fair skin is really beautiful and it will stay beautiful and wrinkle free longer if you don’t tan.  That’s just me though. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@kristinlynn86: I have to agree.  I’ve always been pale and saw no sense in tanning – especially because of the health risks.  But in the end, it’s what you prefer.

Post # 5
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3295 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

im tanning…. i havent really since highschool, but i think i do look better… and i feel better when i have a nice glow. 🙂 i say as long as you know the risks… do whatever you feel most comfortable with 🙂

Post # 6
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296 posts
Helper bee

I vote to tan. I tan sometimes, and I think if you’re willing to put up with the risks, then go for it! If you will be more confident with a nice glow, then I think that is important on your wedding day. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

I would love to see some comparison photos lol 🙂 but honestly just go with what makes you feel best, and as long as you don’t over do it before the big day, you’ll be perfectly fine! (in terms of looking your best not neccessily free from the risks of tanning, just so we’re clear)

Post # 9
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808 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’m currently tanning!  I love the look of a golden tan with a white dress! 

Post # 10
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6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m going to tan a bit out in the sun. For some reason, fake n baking scares me, lol. I think you should just aim for a tiny healthy glow, though, not several shades darker than what you would naturally get over the summer.

Post # 11
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1066 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would, but I wouldn’t overdo it, just a few sessions… I”ll be getting a spray tan too, but not too close to the wedding just in case, and I will try to tan outside a bit.

Post # 12
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Newbee

Are we still even considering tannning beds as an option?  Skin cancer aside, these destroy your skin and with so many other options like spray tanning and sun-less tanners (very much improved to avoid an orange hue) why risk your pretty skin.  I say NO WAY to tanning beds!!

Considering other options, as with any other skin care treatment (facial, etc) trying this out the week or two before your wedding is a bad idea.  Instead think a trial run months out… see what you think of the results and then work with your spray tan professional to not over do things leading up.  I think as natural a look as you can get, the better… creates a more timeless look in your photos.   Wedding stress combined with new skin treaments can lead to severe breakouts and reactions, too  Best to plan ahead.  Good Luck!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

TAN! Of course I was a big fan of tanning before I got pregnant. I don’t think once a week it bad. Helped improve my mood and I think I look better tan (now I’m just having to slather on the fake stuff every once in a while).

Post # 14
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1493 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@cbrydon: I would suggest finding a really good spray tan. I did an Ortanic spray tan before my wedding. It was the best $40 I ever spent. The color looked great and lasted over the course of the wedding weekend. I did the Ortanic route because things were so busy leading up to the wedding that tanning just wasn’t fast enough and consumed a lot of time for me. I’m so happy that I did the Ortanic way.

Post # 15
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7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I say no tan! By the end of July you will probably have some natural color anyways. Tanning beds are terrible – Im sure you know that. And I just dont think they are ever worth the risk!

Post # 16
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5797 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m going to lay out for a few days. I have olive skin so the green/yellow undertones show up when I’m pale (not a good look).

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