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#31 KAT2015

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 08:32 AM

I heard that tanning does help with burning so I'm definitely going to try it. Where do you find PMLE? 

 

Oh sorry! PMLE is the name of the skin issue I have - polymorphic light eruption.



#32 TinkerSofi

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 12:48 PM

Oh sorry! PMLE is the name of the skin issue I have - polymorphic light eruption.

ohh haha I totally read that wrong! 



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#33 calgarybride2015

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 04:18 PM

I might look into those tanning wipes!

I have about 400 minutes at my gym for tanning, so I think in October I will start to pre-tan!
I am not too overly worried about tan lines, but I don't want to be pasty white or a burnt lobster (like my last time to Mexico), so I think this is a safe bet.

Here is my first tropical destination 2nd day result (SPF 60 once and then SPF 15 does NOT cut it. I learned my lesson and in Cuba I didn't burn at all.  I used SPF 60 every 1-2 hours there)

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#34 KAT2015

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 02:58 PM

I might look into those tanning wipes!

I have about 400 minutes at my gym for tanning, so I think in October I will start to pre-tan!
I am not too overly worried about tan lines, but I don't want to be pasty white or a burnt lobster (like my last time to Mexico), so I think this is a safe bet.

Here is my first tropical destination 2nd day result (SPF 60 once and then SPF 15 does NOT cut it. I learned my lesson and in Cuba I didn't burn at all.  I used SPF 60 every 1-2 hours there)

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I learned as well this past time in Mexico.  With the skin rash, I found a cream I have to put on every 2 hours, along with broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen.  I timed it so I went swimming every 2 hours and then reapplied.  I still got quite tan with all the sunscreen and never got a rash.  

 

I've got a ways to go before my wedding but I'll save 2-3 weeks for some base tan and then I'll wind up with strapless tops.  I swear, no matter how dark I am when I go down, I always get darker so tanlines will always be a worry!



#35 calgarybride2015

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 03:40 PM

I learned as well this past time in Mexico. With the skin rash, I found a cream I have to put on every 2 hours, along with broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen. I timed it so I went swimming every 2 hours and then reapplied. I still got quite tan with all the sunscreen and never got a rash.

I've got a ways to go before my wedding but I'll save 2-3 weeks for some base tan and then I'll wind up with strapless tops. I swear, no matter how dark I am when I go down, I always get darker so tanlines will always be a worry!


I don't think you can ever get away with tan lines! And honestly if your strapless swim suit sits higher than your strapless dress you still lose. So it's a tough one to win IMO.

In Cuba I put lotion on every 2 hours at least maybe more some days maybe less others and I came home with a sweet tan. No burn!

I'm not overaly worried about the tan lines but will work hard to prevent the burn! Glad you figured out the rash bit as that doesn't sound pretty either!!!

I tried on strapless swimsuits yesterday. Umm ya not for my chest size. No support.

I'm starting my base tan a couple months out. 2-3 weeks isn't enough for me as I can only go for 5 mins top to start lol


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#36 TinkerSofi

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 07:19 PM

@calgarybride2015 wow! that looks like the first time I went to the caribbean as well, I put on sunscreen but I guess I went into the water too quickly. When dusk came around I started feeling like my legs were on fire and oh my goodness!! I had never been so burned. All of my backside was completely red to the point that I had a fever that night and almost fainted while eating. I could barely walk because it felt as though the skin would just rip open. It was not a good time.  So ladies, even when you put 60 SPF sunscreen on, wait a good 15 min to go into the water! 

 

I'm definitely more concerned with not getting burned vs. tan lines. It not only looks bad on pictures but it really ruined a good 2 days of my vacation. 



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#37 chelseapaige37

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Posted 22 September 2014 - 04:36 PM

I also just tried on strapless swimsuits with no luck. Double d's, and two kids has pretty much ruined me from ever going strapless again. But I find halter style tops hold them up well, then I will just untie them when I tan. If I find some sort of miracle ultra strength strapless bathing suit I'll let you know :)


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#38 TinkerSofi

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Posted 22 September 2014 - 08:47 PM

I also just tried on strapless swimsuits with no luck. Double d's, and two kids has pretty much ruined me from ever going strapless again. But I find halter style tops hold them up well, then I will just untie them when I tan. If I find some sort of miracle ultra strength strapless bathing suit I'll let you know :)


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What about the push up bandeau from Victoria secret? I have the opposite problem, I look like a 12 year old haha but I find that one makes them look really nice and it has a nice underwire with a halter skinny strap in case you need it (which you can remove easily btw for tanning) and at least the tan line won't be too big if you do have one. I don't know if that would even work


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#39 MorganRene

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Posted 24 September 2014 - 07:01 AM

I am so glad I read this. I wasn't planning on using that much sunscreen, but I am going to apply, apply, apply now!  



#40 Mangosong

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Posted 25 October 2014 - 04:13 PM

I don't really burn, but I don't tan really either. BUT, just in case, I'll be going heavy on the sun screen and I'm thinking of looking into a strapless bathing suit, but I'll need some serious underwire. Murphy's law... somehow I will end up with them otherwise. :)


Edited by Mangosong, 25 October 2014 - 04:14 PM.





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