To Tan or Not to Tan?

I sort of feel like a hyprocrite.

I'm always talking about being the healthiest you can be...Well, I have to admit that I do something that I know is not good for my health, and that is using the tanning bed.

I know it can cause skin cancer and that it leads to ugly, wrinkly skin when you're older....but I just can't stop! I guess I can kind of relate to people who eat unhealthy food even though they know it's bad for them, but they just love it so much that they can't give it up.

I mean, I just love being tan. I have always been a sun worshipper, and I started going to the tanning bed my senior year of highschool. During the summer, I just lay out in the sun, but in the winter I go to the tanning bed once a week or every 2 weeks.

I am just not one of those people who looks good without a tan. I look like I'm sickly ill and on my deathbed when I'm pale! It is NOT a good look for me! Spray tans are just WAY too expensive. I'm not going to spend 30$ or whatever it is every week. And the stuff you put on yourself is just too much work and smells bad(at least the few ones that I've tried)!

I don't want to be all leather faced when I'm old...but I also don't want to be pale right now! What to do, what to do....


  1. Hey girl!
    I had the same dilemma until...

    My sister-in-law went to the beauty supply store and bought a spray tan gun and the tanner! Every few weeks she strips down and has her husband spray her and her tan always look GREAT. She has saved TONS of money doing this instead of going to the pro spray tanner or spray tan booth! :)
    So between this and using Jergen's lotion with a hint of self tanner every few days, the color looks pretty good and it's a lot cheaper!

  2. Thanks for the suggestion!
    I have thought of buying a tan gun before...just wasn't sure if the tan would look good or not, or how long it would last. I think at some point I will probably do that, if I can wean myself from the tanning bed! It may be a little more work, but that's okay! ;)

  3. Take some advice from a certified albino. I'm as pale as they come and think a nice tan can make people look good, but the wrinkles, premature aging, and cancer potential out weigh the benefits. I know some girls from my high school who tanned too much and at 30 they looked like 50.

  4. I also have that spray tan gun from Sally's Beauty Supply. Works great, smells kinda weird until it dries. It did blotch a bit but it probably wouldn't have if I did the lotion everyday.
    I tan too! I am addicted. I go once every week or two as well. I don't think it's that bad if you don't burn and cover your face with sunblock, goggles, and a folded towel. I turn the face lamp off too. Keep your skin super moisturized and it should be fine in moderation. Isn't it good for you in the dark winter months anyway?!

  5. Krystal-cover your face? That's what I want to tan the most! Haha. I don't think it's ever good for's going to be really hard for me to give up, but I'm going to try...after my visit tomorrow, lol.


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