| Originally Posted by becks |
I'm going to play devils advocate here...
Technically speaking, there is no evidence that a "base tan" will prevent you from burning, or otherwise protect your skin.
I am the sunscreen queen, and openly encourage everyone to get a very light weight, long sleeve tunic and a cute wide-brimmed hat that you can wear to prevent lines.
A base tan will help hide the lines, but it does not protect your skin.
Okay... I'm getting off the soapbox now.
I was not suggesting no sunscreen!!! (I would never!)
But I have found that getting a bit of sun (fake or not!) before you go will help - Your skin will not be as "shocked" to have a bit of heat on it!! Especially if coming from "the dead of winter"!!
Good Luck with the tans everyone (whichever method you choose!)