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#1 TinkerSofi

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 10:04 PM

Hi guys! So, if everything goes right, this week we will have a confirmed hotel and date in Playa del Carmen. Our wedding will be in the beginning of  August so here is my dilemma. I burn soo easily and we will be there on a sunday but probably won't get married until the thursday. This creates a huge stress for me because that means I basically can't do anything for most of my vacation there. I really don't want to have a red nose on my wedding day or red anything for that matter. Does anyone have any tips on trying to not burn? I try to put SPF as soon as I come out of the water and as often as I can but some tours make it really hard to fit the SPF application in. I'm the type that if you miss a spot you can bet it will be burned in an hour. I know it's so silly to be stressing out about this!



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#2 megthomson

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 03:29 AM

I know it's unhealthy but I'm fair and also don't want to have to hide in the shade for half of the week...so I'm going to "fake & bake" the three weeks leading up to leaving! Then I can at least be outside with SPF and a hat on to protect my nose that loves to burn!

#3 stefadile

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 05:35 AM

I know it's unhealthy but I'm fair and also don't want to have to hide in the shade for half of the week...so I'm going to "fake & bake" the three weeks leading up to leaving! Then I can at least be outside with SPF and a hat on to protect my nose that loves to burn!


I know sunbeds are so bad, but they really do help get your since ready. Also I'd recommend using a SPF 50 if you burn easily... its usually sold as the kids sunblock... I find it works the best.

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#4 TinkerSofi

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 07:23 AM

I know it's unhealthy but I'm fair and also don't want to have to hide in the shade for half of the week...so I'm going to "fake & bake" the three weeks leading up to leaving! Then I can at least be outside with SPF and a hat on to protect my nose that loves to burn!

 

 

I know sunbeds are so bad, but they really do help get your since ready. Also I'd recommend using a SPF 50 if you burn easily... its usually sold as the kids sunblock... I find it works the best.

thanks! I was thinking the same thing. I hate tanning beds because I take care of my skin so much and I feel like i throw all that out the window hahah, but I think in this case getting a base tan would help, and it's only once. Hats are a good idea! 



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#5 jackielemman

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 05:06 PM

Fake and bake it a couple months before your wedding! I am VERY fair skinned and burn looking a the moon! I always tan a couple months prior to going on vacation. Sunblock can only do so much! Good luck ladies!



#6 jayejayelynn

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 02:17 PM

I will have to get a tan before - I naturally get very dark since I am half Filipino. Since my FI and I are going early I'll have to make sure I dont get too dark before the wedding!



#7 TinkerSofi

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 03:35 PM

@jayejayelynn you have the opposite problem haha. The first time I traveled to the caribbean in August I burnt so much that just walking felt like it was going to rip my skin apart :(. I had put on sunscreen but I think I went into the water too soon. I'm am soo scared that something like that will happen again. Hopefully some faking and baking will do the trick, plus tons of sunscreen every 10 minutes :P



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#8 jayejayelynn

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 03:59 PM

@jayejayelynn you have the opposite problem haha. The first time I traveled to the caribbean in August I burnt so much that just walking felt like it was going to rip my skin apart :(. I had put on sunscreen but I think I went into the water too soon. I'm am soo scared that something like that will happen again. Hopefully some faking and baking will do the trick, plus tons of sunscreen every 10 minutes :P

 

 

Amp up the SPF, and buy a really really cute sun hat to take with you! Think Jlo Style! hahaha i'm sure once you get a good base you'll be fine!!



#9 tarynh86

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 02:11 PM

I have the same problem :( I'm so pale and I never get a tan I just burn

#10 TinkerSofi

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 06:07 AM

I have the same problem :( I'm so pale and I never get a tan I just burn

Luckily I tan but I have to be super patient and it has to be really gradual. I'm ok when the sun is not too strong but the caribbean sun destroys me every time, no matter how much sunscreen I wear :(. I think I'll definitely do some fake tanning to help the process a bit. I'll just have to wear baby sunscreen before the wedding hahah. 



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