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Old 07-25-2003, 04:46 PM   #1
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Question tanning?

what's the best way to get a good tan? I have had this mean farmer's tan for a long time, and so now I'm trying to get rid of it... but everytime I'm in the sun it feels like my extreme whiteness is just reflecting the sun, unless I stay out for a real long time, in which case I get sunburned.

I understand that the process takes time, and I've only been working at this for like a week. but I don't have any noticable results, except that my arms (the only part of me that was already tan) look tanner.

I hear tanning salons are not the way to go, is that true? if it is, what other things can I do to speed up the tanning process?

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Old 07-25-2003, 09:40 PM   #2
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my tan always shows up as my sunburns fade away.. then i don't get burnt again unless i'm in the sun all day..

Old 07-26-2003, 09:22 AM   #3
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If you get mildly burned and it goes away and doesn't peel, it turns into a tan, but being burned is very dangerous to your health and the whole skin cancer thing, just be careful out there. Sunscreen doesn't get rid of possible tanning, it only filters out some UV rays, sun block blocks them completely.

Old 07-26-2003, 09:24 AM   #4
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You don't want to spend too much time in the sun tanning. I hate to sound like little miss mature but I've seen people in their 40's who didn't wear sunscreen and they look about 65.

Anyway if you burn chances are you aren't going to get a tan. I'd say fake tanners are the way to go.

Make sure you get an okayish brand of fake tan so your tan looks beleivable and not orange. exfoliate before you put it on so it doesnt go streaky. Wash your hands afterwards and make sure to wait a few hours so you can see how dark you have gone before you put on another coat.

Old 07-27-2003, 06:01 PM   #5
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Tanning is not good, we all do it I think, but if you are going to do it, use some sunscreen and do it more slowly. Or you could use fake tan, it's safe.

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