Jul 05, 2012
i tan at a tanning salon only for special occasions and i usually go for the month. i don't usually use any lotion only unless i am burned. i feel like all lotions do is act like a regular tanning lotion that you can buy from a drugstore; they leave a discoloration of your skin. and the shimmery ones do the same. i'm not sure which tanning lotion is best, i usually ask the person working, but i would suggest one without shimmers.
i also live at my beach house, so i go to the beach almost everyday. at the beach i either use spf 10 or lower or nothing.
so now i know that many people are so against tanning because of what it does to your skin and I KNOW. but i'm enjoying life.. besides i don't abuse tanning. since i have dark features, hair & eyes, a tan makes all my features come together. and a big reason i like to tan is because it drys out my acne and leaves my skin completely clear.
any way girl, if you wanna beautiful bronze to your skin, i recommend you go for it! just of course don't abuse it!
Jul 06, 2012
YEAH, just to update. I got burned. Bad. Abused!
I use the tanning bed & love it ! I use the playboy 50x bronze ! Works great !
Jul 07, 2012
Jul 08, 2012
DON'T GO TO A TANNING SALON it can cause skin cancer and wrinkles
yeah tanning salon is really not worth getting wrinkled and 2nd degree burns ..i go to the beach but you can still use sunblock and get nice color with the protection you need. if you want the fake stuff sephora has some good stuff like lorac self tantilizer and it smells like vanilla and the mitten makes it go on evenly, and a bronzer called fakebake, fakebake.com. when you get 2nd degree burn trust me no sun is worth that pain.
Jul 14, 2012
I would recommend getting some self tanner (st. tropez and L'oreal make nice ones). I like getting tan as well, and I'm all for a natural (spf protected) tan, but unless it's so important to you that you would trade your life for it, I'd reconsider tanning beds.
When at the beach I spend my time under an umbrella and I still get color!!!!! I try to avoid the sun due to skin cancer and wrinkles
Jul 15, 2012
Jul 16, 2012
I live in Hawaii so I have a bit of first hand experience. My first tip: do not tan before you come here. If you go to a tanning salon before even getting here, by the time you leave Hawaii, you'll be extremely dark compared to your natural skin color. Also, tanning beds are horrid to your skin. You're basically sticking yourself in an oven and cooking your skin: not good.
Also, do not buy tanning lotion. What you really want to buy is sunscreen. If you buy tanning lotion, I promise you that after your first day here, you'll be sunburned. After day three, you'll have one of the worst sunburns you've ever had. What you really need is sunscreen. If you get a good SPF 25, you'll still be tan but you won't burn quite as horribly. Loads of girls come here with tanning lotion and end up getting horribly burned. You can tell by the tomato look they're sporting instead of that golden tan they were hoping for.
Also, make sure to reapply your sunscreen several times a day. Hawaii sun is especially vicious when it comes to skin and sunburns during the summer.
I say if you really feel the need to go tanning so you can be tan arriving in Hawaii go for it but you are going to get tan anyways so it depends how dark you want to get I guess
Skip the tanning beds, bronzing gels/cream or self tanner are safer (check ingredients too) Jergens glow lotion is great. Remember: A tan is evidence of sun damage, they darker you get from the sun or tanning beds the more damage done to your skin. The more sun exposure you give your skin, the higher chance of wrinkles, sun spots and skin CANCER you will have in the future. The sun also breaks down collagen and elastin in skin which keeps skin plump and firm. SPF 30 broad spectrum or full spectrum =)
UVA rays:Aging rays
UVB: Burning rays
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