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post #31 of 55
[quote=StarryEyedTiGeR;1834698] That's just my opinion on this topic and i'll keep it at that. While i'm thinking about it- there is no such thing as a "base tan" - any skin color change to your skin is a sign of damage. QUOTE]

While I agree that damage is damage. From my own experience I cant agree with the no such thing as a "base tan" from my own personal experience with my skin, if i have no tan at all no matter how much or what SPF i put on of sunscreen i burn. however if i have some tan on me, I dont I am fine so..go fiqure.

i am by no means saying tanning is healthy. But imo for me getting some color is the lesser of two evils.
post #32 of 55
I think it was quite rude of that person to yell that out to you!

I don't go tanning in a bed, because I don't have the money. I usually go about a month in the spring to get a decent tan, and I'm outdoors so much in the summer that it just stays with me.

I haven't gone tanning this year, and I probably wont. I'm outdoors enough the way it is.

I hope you get the perfect tan for your wedding day!
post #33 of 55
Having pale skin and been through a couple of bad burns (shoulders blistered and legs peeled and couldn't walk) i will never try to get colour ever again unless by some miracle there is a tanning product that doesnt streak and make me look like an oompa loompa.

the sun is evil!!!
post #34 of 55
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Originally Posted by Roimata View Post
Theres no such thing as a healthy tan.
There is when you use lotion
post #35 of 55
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Originally Posted by Renovia View Post
how did it get all cancer looking?? that must have been strange.
I started getting these weird bumps..and I would get these dark scaly patches..I have a bunch of red bumps permanently on my face now. You wouldn't notice it..but I sure do

Sun damage sucks, I can't beleive I did that on purpose! And it was because of peer pressure from my friends..."it'll make you feel more confident"..blah!! They can keep their skin cancer.
post #36 of 55
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O yeah? My skins so white it doesnt register on film!
Mine is so white, I am transparent
post #37 of 55
eek i finally found it. in true spirit of my heritage :P

"And then some adenoidal typists from Birmingham with flabby white legs and diarrhoea trying to pick up hairy bandy-legged wop waiters called Manuel"


Well the first half before the toilet troubles is true!

Monty Python are scary

Yes this does have something to do with the tanning thread
post #38 of 55
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I started getting these weird bumps..and I would get these dark scaly patches..I have a bunch of red bumps permanently on my face now. You wouldn't notice it..but I sure do

Sun damage sucks, I can't beleive I did that on purpose! And it was because of peer pressure from my friends..."it'll make you feel more confident"..blah!! They can keep their skin cancer.
that's strange, i've seen that on rashes people have gotten from unclean booths/beds....but to still have it, eek

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Originally Posted by trixie23 View Post
I see nothing wrong with tanning for a wedding, we all know the hazards (there are many in life) and it's to each their own!
and i would classify a wedding as pretty hazardous
post #39 of 55
So...if a person had naturally olive skin, and it got darker in the sun...isn't that sort of ok? Because that's why they have darker skin to begin with? I'm thinking of my hubby who is 1/2 Italian, and therefore my daughter who also has dark skin. My hubby has been in the sun a LOT during his life, with Drum Corps and all, and his skin is smooth and unmarred. My skin is all freckly and icky.
post #40 of 55
You should have given that guy the bird. People need to learn how to mind their own business.

I don't have a problem with tanners. As long as they don't go over board. I do not care for people who let their teenage children tan though.

I tan quite easily. I am pale, but for some reason catch color easy. I can be outside for 10 minutes, and have a tan. I do think that because I am half hispanic this counts for something.

For my face I do wear sunblock. I also use a self tanning bronzer on it at night. ( Chanel bronzer for the face is a god send )

I think in the end though, no matter what shade you are as long as you are happy with it that's all that matters.
post #41 of 55
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Originally Posted by cococat View Post
I think the sun has a lot of benefits that people just can't from indoors. Lots of vitamins that are useful to your skin and body in proper amounts. Anything in excess is not good, you have to know your limits of course. My grandparents owned and worked a farm, they didn't use sunscreen back then, they are still very old and healthy today, no skin cancer, they don't look bad either, they look a lot better than some of the ladies I know that tan excessively.
This is why I signed up for a one year membership at the tanning salon accross the road from work.
Being raised in countries with alot of sun for the majority of the year, Germany was just like a smack in the face.

After consulting with my doctor, she told me it was best for me to get some sunlight each day or to move country! So I started using a tanning bed and I guarantee you I feel a lot BETTER!

You can adjust which level you're in, this is why I'm not dark, I just look like the way I used to in Australia.
With out sunlight I felt very lazy and slow, my brain wasnt functioning and I was'nt being productive.

Now I have so much energy that I am glad that I've started using the tanning bed.

I also don't have my sun allergy anymore from the sun. Now I can go out for walks even with sunscreen on and not suffer the needley pain and itchy pain from it!

I agree though, its not a long term thing, I am hoping to move back to Australia by next year, or atleast right after my contract ends.
post #42 of 55
I also wanted to show some before and after pics.



post #43 of 55
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Bring raised in countries with alot of sun for the majority of the year, Germany was just like a smack in the face.

Do you want to come back now? it was less than 3 degrees the other night!!!
post #44 of 55
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Do you want to come back now? it was less than 3 degrees the other night!!!
Haha yes!
post #45 of 55
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Haha yes!
Spring starts three days before Tristan and i go away for our anniversary..god i hope it will be warmer. Last year we got one sunny day out of 7 (well we went and stayed by Werribee Sth beach) but as its only once a year i miss it and love it there
post #46 of 55
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Spring starts three days before Tristan and i go away for our anniversary..god i hope it will be warmer. Last year we got one sunny day out of 7 (well we went and stayed by Werribee Sth beach) but as its only once a year i miss it and love it there
Is that sometime at the end of august?? (the guy i really like is buying me a jacket because he thinks its so cold over there right now! I told him he should come here for winter!!)
post #47 of 55
Yup anniversary is the 4th september. Ooh who is this mysterious man?
post #48 of 55
I agree that you can feel better for sure. I know some winters ago I was gettin really depressed..I had two short sessions in a tanning bed and felt SO MUCH BETTER
post #49 of 55
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Originally Posted by kluchetta View Post
So...if a person had naturally olive skin, and it got darker in the sun...isn't that sort of ok? Because that's why they have darker skin to begin with? I'm thinking of my hubby who is 1/2 Italian, and therefore my daughter who also has dark skin. My hubby has been in the sun a LOT during his life, with Drum Corps and all, and his skin is smooth and unmarred. My skin is all freckly and icky.

KIM, THA'TS SOOOOO COOL DH was in winterguard percussion and is 1/2 italian too
post #50 of 55
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Originally Posted by trixie23 View Post
Are you getting to dark or orange? I hope your wedding goes perfect and who cares what that hag had to say about you, she is just jealous
Nope... I'm only moderately tan... defiantly not over done or orange! Oh, and it was 2 guys... in a gas guzzling SUV no less. I really wish I'd had the mind to respond but I was so shocked I just kept walking.

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Originally Posted by ScamperFarms View Post
I agree that you can feel better for sure. I know some winters ago I was gettin really depressed..I had two short sessions in a tanning bed and felt SO MUCH BETTER
It's called SAD (or Seasonal Affective Disorder) and I suffer from it too. I have a little UV lamp at home that I read under to keep my up in the winter.

Anyway, I'm happy w/ my color now so I'm done tanning. If I catch a little more color over the summer then I do but I will be using sun block and won't be visiting the beds anymore.
post #51 of 55
this might sound like an oxymoron, but if I go on vacation, like to Myrtle Beach, i have to tan for about a month beforehand or when I go I will break out in a rash from the sun even if i wear sunscreen! I got these red splotchy VERY itches patches on my inner elbows and neck the one year, after that I tanned before i went and never had the problem again! I know the risks of tanning and while I absolutely do not recommend it for every every day use every once in awhile, like for a wedding or vacation I really don't see anything wrong with it. people who are outside on a regular basis (which I am not) probably get the same exposure as occassionally tanning
post #52 of 55
Sorry I assumed it was a girl! I wouldn't let a bunch of immature and idotic males offend you, they aren't worth it (I would have been at first but then realized the source and shuck it off)... People really do get out of line sometimes, especially since you aren't over-cooked I dont see the reason behind their comments!
post #53 of 55
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Originally Posted by Renovia View Post
KIM, THA'TS SOOOOO COOL DH was in winterguard percussion and is 1/2 italian too
*((Off-topic))

My son is in winterguard percussion, and their group took 6th place...

...in NATIONALS!!!
post #54 of 55
pmed you........
post #55 of 55
I've always shunned the sun, even growing up in Texas. I don't like the way it feels on my skin. I'm happy about the benefits now, with healthy skin and minimal wrinkles.

Nothing wrong with getting a little color, though, especially for your wedding. People will say anything, but sometimes it's hard not to let it bother you. What a moronic thing for that guy to say. He probably thought it was a pick up line.
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