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02-08-2006
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Because of my ethnicty I do tan very quick. It takes me just 10-15 minutes
and I start to show. When I was in my teens I used to tan a lot! I had
no care in the world about wearing any sunblock, in which now I totally
regret! I have some sun spots around the cheeks of my face, and have
freckles elsewhere on my body that I can't stand, like on my shoulders.
I've burned my skin to the point where I had to go to the emergency room
for care. I was red, lobster RED! It's been good 9 years that I've kept
myself out from the sun as much as possible. Mind you, I still do the fun
activities with friends, it's just when I do go out, I always wear sunblock
and wear hats if I know that I will be outside for few hours. I've learned
from my past. I get teased now and been called Casper, and Milk, but
I want to look healthy when I get older, and so be it that I'm Casper and Milk!

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03-08-2006
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^^if you've never had freckles before can you get freckles from too much sun?maybe im being naive i just thought you were born with them and then the sun brings them out

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03-08-2006
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In Summer I like to tan verrrrrry slowly ... always wear shades, a hat or cover up in an oversized tee... Start off the bikini season with self-tan already applied so I'm not a whiter shade of pale on the beach and then for the rest of the summer I'll use a body lotion with self-tan in it like Johnson's Holiday Skin.... and I always use Vichy SPF 60 on my face.

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03-08-2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sofialuv
Like Irene A said, i also really dislike people who have that kind of a tan that makes you look like a barbacued sausage! lol It´s like reddish/brown...yuck! When i see people with that kind of tanned skin i can only think of skin cancer and wrinkles...
My boss looks just like that! And he's the one who always tells me that I look sickly and keeps calling me chalk/mozzarella. If he wasn't my boss, I would tell him he looks like roast chicken and at least 10 years older than he is... :p

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I've slathered on sun block for years... first it was to prevent burns, but now it's to do both that and to prevent cancer.

I think real tans are disgusting... all darker skin equates to is hurting skin... yikes.

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03-08-2006
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I feel the same way Erin....
are you pale like me?
My friends tease me sometimes for being pale, but I know for a fact I will age better than them. Some of the tan-a-holics are showing skin damage....
and we're in our early 20's.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by brokenenglish
I feel the same way Erin....
are you pale like me?
My friends tease me sometimes for being pale, but I know for a fact I will age better than them. Some of the tan-a-holics are showing skin damage....
and we're in our early 20's.
im always teased for being pale.and told to go in the sun.but iv learnt to just ignore it.i kinda like being different in summer, and then having the perfect skin tone for winter

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03-08-2006
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They can tease me all they want.....
I just hope it doesn't come back to bite them in the a** when they are all leather-y or worse..... having skin cancer.

I read online the other day that skin cancer is really on the rise.

I can't believe you don't have to be 18 to tan....
I don't think a 15-16 year old really understands the consequences of tanning..... I know I didn't.

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03-08-2006
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I am very pale naturally (heritage is a mix of English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh and French) and when I was younger I burnt like crazy, but now I don't really change colour at all :| But in the extreme heat the UK's been having, I do have a slight tan :O I wish I tanned more easily, I love tanned skin.

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Anyone used this? I'm intrigued. I always end up looking orange when using self-tanners, and I have used Clarins,Guerlain, etc. so this sounds nice! No need to touch your face. I'm looking pale and summer is almost here. I refuse to go in a tanning bed.

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29-05-2008
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Darker/ethnic skin - best tanning products?
Just wondered if anyone had any advice as to tanning products for slightly darker, or yellow toned skin (ethnic, asian, indian). The response I usually get is, why do you want to tan if you are already tanned?! But I find that generally tanning products give my skin a much nicer glow and tone to it and generally make me look healthier.
So any advice? I'm after body fake tans that are slightly more orange than those intended for fairer skin (because they tend to work better with my complexion) and also makeup bronzers that are, again, slightly oranger.

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My friend doesnt use tanner as such but uses a hawaiin tropic gel which has glitery bits in almost like a bronzer for bodies .. it works well and gives her a certain glow with out tanning her or making her orangey


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29-05-2008
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I use Jergen's Natural Glow in Medium and I've no complaints!

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31-05-2008
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Ah great, I will have to give these two a try!

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03-06-2008
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I use Jergen's natural glow too, it works great.

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