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#1 shannon

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    Posted 04 April 2008 - 10:20 AM

    Hey guys-- this thread might be a little depressing, but thought it would be important to post. I have an olive tint to my skin and tan "easily" - I grew up at the pool- lifeguarded throughout HS, etc. Tanning has always been a pretty big part of my summer and I look forward to having a tan, and how it makes me feel skinnier :) and prettier... I got this article from my sister-- and it really hit home for me... I wanted to pass along-- Please be careful with sun exposure!

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    #2 starchild

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      Posted 04 April 2008 - 10:24 AM

      Thanks for that, it is a great reminder for all DW brides.

      #3 hollisandsteph

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        Posted 04 April 2008 - 10:33 AM

        I lost a very close friend 5 years ago to skin cancer. She was 26 years old (sadly she had a 2 year old at the time) and when having it removed the cancer spread into her lungs. This is serious stuff.
        On the plus side, ever since I have been much more aware of the effects of sun on my skin. I use sunblock all the time. It also helps slow down the aging process and since I am in my early 30's now that is something I am very awear of..lol As bad as all this is did I recently start tanning. This is the first time I have done this in 5 years and I am only doing it until after the wedding. I am a size 16 and need the help looking smaller in my wedding dress plus with a white dress I almost need to be tan. I am awear of the consequences but I feel like it is such a short term thing.

        #4 Ana

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        Posted 04 April 2008 - 11:41 AM

        thank you so much for this article! Its really scary

        #5 Yari

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          Posted 04 April 2008 - 11:44 AM

          Thanks for sharing!

          #6 StephanieMN

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            Posted 04 April 2008 - 11:50 AM

            It is pretty scary what the sun can do/ I , too, an tanning right now but have not done it in ages. I am very freckled and have many moles so I am always keeping an eye open.
            It was nice to see the photos and see that I currently have no issues.
            THanks!

            #7 becks

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            Posted 04 April 2008 - 02:03 PM

            I've had numerous moles removed over the last 15 years or so - fortunately none of them have been problematic, but then again none of them has been "clean", either.

            If you feel like you need color, I can't encourage you enough to use a self tanner, or go to a salon and use a spray tan. I have several very fair-skinned friends that swear by the Jergens tanning lotions.

            Sunscreen is your friend! My derm tells me that a 20 is the lowest anyone should wear - anything less and you're fooling yourself into thinking you're protected.

            Be safe my BDW buddies! We like having you around!

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            #8 shannon

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              Posted 04 April 2008 - 06:55 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by becks
              I've had numerous moles removed over the last 15 years or so - fortunately none of them have been problematic, but then again none of them has been "clean", either.

              If you feel like you need color, I can't encourage you enough to use a self tanner, or go to a salon and use a spray tan. I have several very fair-skinned friends that swear by the Jergens tanning lotions.

              Sunscreen is your friend! My derm tells me that a 20 is the lowest anyone should wear - anything less and you're fooling yourself into thinking you're protected.

              Be safe my BDW buddies! We like having you around!
              Thanks for tip about Jergens- I wondered if it worked... :)

              #9 jamisoncollette

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                Posted 04 April 2008 - 07:04 PM

                The Mystic Spray tan was recommended to me, five minutes in a booth and you are good for about a week.

                #10 angitalia23

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                  Posted 04 April 2008 - 07:09 PM

                  This article is good to let us become more aware- but oh so sad & scary. I regret all of the tanning I did throughout high school and even in college....so dumb!
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