(Closed) Who here purposely does NOT tan

posted 10 years ago in Beauty
Post # 32
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Doc told me 15-20 min 2 or 3 days a week would suffice and that’s with a family history of osteoporosis.

Post # 34
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010 - Savannah, GA

I don’t tan. I haven’t tanned in many, many years, and because of that I do not have wrinkles. I’ve always gotten compliments on my complexion, and people always guess my age about 10 years younger than I actually am.

On another note, I have to avoid the sun for health reasons. I have photosensitivity because of my Lupus, so it’s lots and lots of sunblock when I have to be in the sun.

 

Post # 35
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I don’t- I don’t want skin cancer and I want to look young when I’m old.

Post # 36
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I love tanning beds…:( wish it wasn’t true!

But when I am outdoors I have atleast SPF15 on and ALWAYS on my face/neck/chest/hands…I have blonde hair/blue eyes so I’m very prone to skin cancer

Post # 37
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I tan pretty well just being outside, but I always wear SPF on my face, and I never go and “lay out” anymore like I did a few summers during college.

This summer I have been really careful because I didn’t want tan lines before the wedding, nor did I want to spray tan or go to a tanning bed. So far, so good!

Post # 38
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Bumble bee

I am olive skinned and I purposely don’t tan because my skin absorbs color too quickly. At the end of summer I have 4-5 different tan lines on my body just from walking around or a day out running errands. It’s crazy. So this summer, in preparation for my Spring wedding and my laser hair removal treatments, I am spending it indoors. I want to even out the different neckline/sleeve-length tan lines for my strapless wedding gown.

Post # 39
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

tan? what’s a tan?  I BURN.  (the words “burn, baby, burn” apply to me, lol)  I’ll get a “Trucker’s tan” and the occassional tanned spot here and there, but, nope. no tan for me! 

I’m too chicken to even attempt a tanning bed (despite being told that I COULD tan in one… yeah, right.  before or AFTER that 2nd degree burn??? <– see? chicken)

It really sucks, too, since my son gets the most GORGEOUS Adonis-like tan year round.  My daughter? Like her mother – she burns.  (both have pale skin and coppery hair like me… except my son’s will also turn a beautiful gold.  go figure.)

Fortunately, my Fiance like my porcelin white almost-translucent skin. (actually, it really is translucent in certain lights.  you can follow my veins from finger tips to neck, usually).  Admittedly, he also loves a complete tan, but doesn’t make me feel bad for not being able to tan.  (probably because he loves my red hair, hehehehehe)

 

Post # 40
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Haha, I love being pale, everyone gives me grief but I don’t mind. Plus, I don’t tan, I burn, I peel, and then I’m back to being pasty white. I also have a lot of freckles, so mostly when I’m out in the sun I freckle instead of burning, which is fine with me!

Post # 41
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’m another one that doesn’t tan! I am super pale and I am at the stage in my life where I am OK with that! I also burn really easily… l once got seriously burnt while walking around the shops on holidays in shorts and a tshirt… I had sunscreen on and a hat and I still had such bad burns that I dehydrated and my body went into shock from the pain of it! I avoid the sun where I can and if I am to be outdoors I will sit in the shade!

Post # 42
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

It is virtually impossible for me to tan.  In summer I fry in just a few minutes, not so bad in the cooler months.  But in Summer I have to wear sunscreen and reapply religiously.  I have am fair, but I wouldnt say pasty. I am scottish decent, and have a very scottish complesion.  I was teased merciously in school for my fair skin, and I hated it.  but now I am older, I appreciate it a lot more.  Plus I am happy that as I age I wont get the dried up leather look to my skin.

I have thought about trying a spray tan to give myself a little colour, but I think the threat of turning orange is alot worse then just being happy with the skin I am in.

Post # 43
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I don’t avoid the sun (I wouldn’t avoid an outing like hiking so I don’t get too much sun/tan), but I try to be responsible. No tanning in booth or outside. Sunscreen. I try to avoid peak times if I have the flexibility. I actually don’t burn much, I’m a natural tanner. I come from olive colored people though I am now quite pasty.

I had to go to the dermatologist a lot growing up. I had to have a mole removed (like legit, general anesthesia surgery) and that experience along with the “scrape” the derm initially did, freaked me out. It was very freaky as an 8 y.o. to watch the doctor cut my own leg and to see the blood and stitches. And it was very scary to go under for the subsequent surgery. The idea of cancer scared me then and it is still enough to make me be more responsible in this respect.

Post # 44
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I love my light skin and my freckles….I actually try to get more freckles. ๐Ÿ™‚  I dont like being tan (though I admit Im getting a spray tan before the wedding mostly just to hide veins and scars). I wear sunscreen every day so that I dont tan, and even then I still burn, but luckily it peels off. ๐Ÿ™‚  All my friends are tan, some fake and bake, but I LOVE my whiteness!

Post # 45
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

i DO NOT AND WILL NOT TAN!!! i live in New Mexico where everyone is tan already!! i feel it sets me apart. the only thing is when i tell people my whole long spanish name they get very surprised and ask why i am not brown!!WTF really people i am niguaran, mexican, and german. but i am very fair skinned natrually dirty blonde hair !!!! people then get all upset and tell me “its a shame” that i dont look my ethnicity….. but i love my fair skin, and bue eyes makes me different

Post # 46
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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@babebabe06: sure you do! (look like your ethnicity, that is)  You resemble your german ancestors!  what’s wrong with that?  ๐Ÿ˜‰  and I don’t blame you for wanting to look different!  it’s usually more fun that way ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

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