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Do You Fake & Bake?!

Do You Fake & Bake?!

Bella's poll got me wondering about you guys!

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jdepp_84 jdepp_84 10 years
I have to be honest, I fake. My skin just gets super red and uncomfortable and it hurts :( when I get a regular tan at the beach. But I usally like my pale skin too.
Eugiebird Eugiebird 10 years
Thank you guys, now I'm pretty confident you don't have to fake&bake to be considered beautiful.
Wicked Wicked 10 years
Never. Occasionally Jergens Natural Glow but the results are very subtle!
Megan37 Megan37 10 years
I used to fake bake back in high school and I worshiped the sun in the summertime. Eventually I just got too busy to do it anymore and thank God for that. I've recently seen pictures of girls from high school that were always super tan (you know the ones I'm talking about every highschool has their token orange girls). Their skin literally looks like leather. They look a minimum of ten years older than they should and now I worship the SPF instead of the sun.
thuystarr thuystarr 10 years
I go tanning, but my reason is that i used to have back acne when i was younger and i have scars, so I go tanning( twice a month) because it blends everything into my skin and letting me finally begin able to wear cute girly clothing. I didnt get to wear a swinsuit til i was 19 because of my back problems, I know its a very bad thing to do to your skin, but i need it for that.
Justinsbelle Justinsbelle 10 years
Thanks so much for the advice. :P really apperciate it.
achildshistory achildshistory 10 years
Never. Not only am I very pale, and have quite a few moles with which I have already had a couple of scares with, but also I recently had to research an article concerning the dangers of sunbeds and such, which meant I never wanted to go near a sunbed ever again!! I've kind of gone off self tanning at the moment too, as I seem to be surrounded by orange people, and I've just come to wonder what's so beautiful about looking like an oompa loompa. Done well, tans look gorgeous, and believe me, I really wish I wasn't this pale, but now it just seems all too common for people to go too far. Plus I've seen Final Destination 3 thankyouverymuch :D
quietriott quietriott 10 years
another cute way to avoid getting too burned is to get some sort of cute lightweight tunic or coverup to wear while you are in the sun on vacation over your bathing suit. and be sure to wear a high spf sunscreen as well! (i wear at least 45 if not higher spf and apply every two hours as directed). and an umbrella on the beach always helps too. and yeah, you may look like a ghost now, but pale skin is much cuter than a bunch of scars from having melanomas removed (or a bunch of wrinkles when you are older).
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 10 years
i did before i moved to where i am now, there really isnt a need to when you live 5 min. away from the beach
honeysugar28 honeysugar28 10 years
I use sunless tanning most of the time. Maybe a couple of times a year I'll lay out by the pool and I live in FL. But I'm very, very white!
ash_marisa ash_marisa 10 years
Advice: I use to go to tanning beds, and I really wish and I hadn't (im 24) and hope that I haven't done any damage taht will show up later. My advice is to use self tanner and gradually build up a "tan" that way, then just use a higher spf (~30) when u r on spring break so you don't burn. If you seriously use a high enough spf and reapply a few times a day, you won't burn. You could even use one of the gradual self tanners that have an spf in them later in the day to darken yourself up even more when your on vaca. Thats what I always do, makes it look like I got some sun, but then i know I'll be wrinkle free later.
Justinsbelle Justinsbelle 10 years
Well I have pretty fair skin and I don't tan very easily and I am debating on whether I should hit the tanning bed before my spring break trip in 2 weeks or just suck it up and embrace my whiteness. any thoughts??? I would apperciate some advice. :?
sashak sashak 10 years
well, I live at the beach so I lay out there in the summer ( I hardly ever forget the sunscreen). I LOVE sleeping in the sun, it is such a great way to chill. I used to lay out every afternoon in the spring after school in hs. I was pretty dark for an Irish/ German chick. But I NEVER go to a tanning bed! They creep me out, way too much like microwaving yourself! I know TONS of chicks who insist that they have to be tan b/f they go to the beach... dummies
nomerz nomerz 10 years
I'm an esthetician so tanning beds go against everything I believe in, lol.
cams cams 10 years
One, you're supposed to be pale in the winter. But then when it gets warm, I can't justify paying to tan while its 75 degrees outside. Laying in the sun for an hour totally destresses me. I'm like a cat
BeeMoney BeeMoney 10 years
I tanned when I was younger. I tan very easily in natural sunlight and always wear SPF, but for some reason this winter I just felt very yucky, so I went the the tan salon 5 times and got highlights. I have a little glow and I feel better. I don't think 5 times could do too much damage.
lilprincess lilprincess 10 years
I tan, but only my body. And I don't overdo it and am never orange or too brown! My face is very sensitive and I don't want wrinkles so I use a great facial self-tanner that I bought from a tanning salon. And I agree with lawyerjenn, if I had enough money I would use Mystic Tan all the time, but it is too expensive and only lasts a few days.
atoxicsparkle atoxicsparkle 10 years
I have never tanned very much, in high-school I only did it before going to prom. I'm always yelling at people for tanning, yet I'm doing it right now :Rotfl: But that is because I will be going on Spring Break in 2 weeks and don't want to be a ghost out on the beach. But I will quite after I get back...only shriveling myself a little bit :P
lawyerjenn lawyerjenn 10 years
Wendyelle, that's so funny you had that experience with the jergens. I was just going to write how much I liked it and recommend it! but scents affect different people with different chemistry in different ways I guess. I can smell it on myself for about 5 minutes after I get out of the shower but then I can't smell it anymore. And it does a great job from taking me from WHITEY WHITE WHITE to peach :) Mystic tan is too pricey for my taste because it only lasts at most two days. I prefer to spend my 'beauty budget' on great skin care products, pedicures, new highlights..... And yes, I have to tan prior to going somewhere sunny for vacation, otherwise, I'm a very unhappy lobster. Considering that sort of vacation happens at most, once a year, I try not to fret about it.
wendyelle wendyelle 10 years
i used to use that jergens moisturizer that is supposed to make you subtley darker everytime you apply.. it smelled soo bad. but i was so determined to maintain some sort of a "tan" that i applied religiously every day for 3 months. i cant believe i did that.. stinky!! i dont care what color i am anymore.. as long as i smell good. :)
glam-sugar glam-sugar 10 years
I used to tan a lot, but had stage 2 melanoma removed a year and a half ago and now I just live with being white instead. It's better than having cancer all over though.
ash_marisa ash_marisa 10 years
I use to tan casually when I was in high school, but during college I realized that all the celebs, models, and ordinary people with gorgeous wrinkle-free or less wrinkled skin and didn't resort to injections or surgery protected their skin in their younger days. For some reason when I picture tanning now, I think of all the old shriveled-brown retirees in Florida and an anti-tanning California Raisins special, and I get really grossed out. Instead of being a golden goddess in my 20's now, I'd rather have amazing skin in my 30's and 40's later :) (Thank god for self-tanner!)
vmruby vmruby 10 years
Never.......
Budderflie Budderflie 10 years
Im fair skinned thanks to my grandmother so I have to becareful. I just had a skin cancer scare in January and being that im only 24, Im not pusing it. SPF50 and nothing like a weekly mystic spray tan to get rid of the pasty me. Im visting my husband in Panama city for spring break in a few weeks, so its gonna be hard to not see too much sun. I'll survive though. A girl I know tans every single day. She is as brown as a milk chocolate kiss. "It looks healthy" my ass. ~Erin~
ash_marisa ash_marisa 10 years
Well considering that a tan is just your skin being damaged, "prepping" is kind of a myth.
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