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Thread: Cannot decide between having a great tan and preserving skin, please help :(

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    Dizzy Cannot decide between having a great tan and preserving skin, please help :(

    Hey, sexies. I need some opinions on what to do to keep myself looking hot without prematurely. Ok, I'm going to be 34 in March and, as I've gotten older, I've become more proactive in the health of my skin. For instance, I've only gone tanning a few months out of the past few years. I feel heavier and less attractive when I'm at my natural paleness. That said, it seems like my face looks younger. I sometimes look at how pale I am and am horrified for letting myself "go" like that.

    If I keep tanning, I've already made peace with the fact that I'll likely need Botox to avoid looking like a Shar Pei lol. But I look so much thinner and healthier with a deep dark tan. I also keep reminding myself that if my decisions lead to cancer, wrinkles will be the least of my problem

    There's always option C-self tanner. I loathe the smell and how it comes out cold, but the tanning salon version of a spray tan seems the darkest. I've been using the OTC kind, but artificial tans can only get so dark and the smell isn't fun. That said, it's currently the safest option to avoid looking like a ghost. I'm including a pic so you guys can get an idea of how pale I am, how old I look, etc. Please, please tell me what you'd do in my shoes? I've been stalling getting back on cam for four months cuz I feel pale and look heavier.

    So-1-to tan and save money for botox and/or cancer treatment 2-don't tan and be uncomfortable in the adult biz and personal sex life, but rejoyce in that I'm not speeding up the aging process 3-Fake tan, get over the smell, it's the safest way to get what I seek.Message_1524691301258.jpg20180701_233625-2.jpg20180701_233538-1.jpg
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    Default Re: Cannot decide between having a great tan and preserving skin, please help :(

    See my comment in this section, thread title: Tanning Stategy.

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    Default Re: Cannot decide between having a great tan and preserving skin, please help :(

    keep using self tanner. Im pale af . like damn near see through . I use St. Tropez gradual tanner and sometimes Tarte's self tanner or fakebake Flawless. Those have all worked really good for me
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    Default Re: Cannot decide between having a great tan and preserving skin, please help :(

    I think you rock the pale skin beautifully. It does make you look younger. That being said, you seem like you definitely prefer to be tan, so get some self tanners!

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    Default Re: Cannot decide between having a great tan and preserving skin, please help :(

    Thanks so much for the compliments, I think I'm much more partial to the salon spray on, but it gets expensive!
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    Default Re: Cannot decide between having a great tan and preserving skin, please help :(

    Keep doing fake bake/fake tanner.

    I have a unique skin texture & my minor use of tanning beds is haunting my skin. I kind of regret it.

    It's your own decision but especially for very fair skinned people skin damage shows early and is hard to fix, if impossible.
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    Default Re: Cannot decide between having a great tan and preserving skin, please help :(

    I understand because i love the tanning bed, gives me a gorgeous color but after a while have me white spots on skin. Now I'm older too so I use self Tanner.
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    Default Re: Cannot decide between having a great tan and preserving skin, please help :(

    It doesn't have to be an either/or. I voted self-tanner, or you can get a professional spray tan. If you're trying to save money, Groupon can be a great source for finding deals on beauty treatments. Your pale skin is beautiful and it really does look good on you, but I can understand feeling more confident when you're tanned. Tanning beds aren't worth it. No one looks good when their skin is the same texture as a leather couch.

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    Default Re: Cannot decide between having a great tan and preserving skin, please help :(

    It's your skin. Do what you want with it. White people age badly when they tan and don't take care of their skin. I'm white and pale as fuck, I used to tan in my teens, now I either spray tan or embrace my paleness.

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    Default Re: Cannot decide between having a great tan and preserving skin, please help :(

    @SweetJuliaXXX

    I will start this post as usual when itís about tanning; Iím not trying to be an advocate for the tanning bed industry, Iím just sharing my own experience Remember that when you read on.

    Iím not a young girl anymore as I just turned 30, and I have been tanning regurarely since I was 16-17 years old. Both indoor and outdoor. Iíve never had any skin issues and to be honest, my skin is rocking still!

    At least so far, thereís no evidence that tanning has had any negative effects on my skin. I like to add that Iíve always been very careful to take care of my skin in respects of always using good and effective moisturizers etc etc. Itís not good enough to just buy some random moisturizer, you really need to get the right stuff.

    What all sience indicate, is that itís dangerous to get sun burned (either from the sun or in bed)! Meaning the most harmful tanning is until you get a tan. Tanning on&off can easily be less healthy than maintaining a tan!

    So to you, you could always do a little of both!

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    Default Re: Cannot decide between having a great tan and preserving skin, please help :(

    Self tanner or pale, you look good pale honestly you don't need the tan but if it makes you feel more confident go for a fake one.

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    Default Re: Cannot decide between having a great tan and preserving skin, please help :(

    I self tan. Fake bake has great products. I make money being tan.

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    Default Re: Cannot decide between having a great tan and preserving skin, please help :(

    Well, I’m guilty as hell here, I love to tan and visit the tanning bed frequently! I like to have a good tan and even though I have had many spray tans, I have never gotten comfortable with it. A real tan is just so much better.

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    Default Re: Cannot decide between having a great tan and preserving skin, please help :(

    @SweetJuliaXXX; I wonít tell you what to do, but Iíll tell you I do a little of everything. I tan outdoor when weather permits, I use tanning beds regularly (great for even out tan lines!) and I will get a spray tan whenever I need an extra touch up, or when I prepare for a competition.
    If Iím going to give you an advice, it would be to go for what gives you the best feeling! Every tanning method have their advantages and disadvantages so you just have to decide whatís most important to you.
    Tanning beds have gotten a bad reputation, and I wonít deny the facts, but itís kind of funny to see so many people use them while no one admits to... (Iíve been working at a tanning salon so Iíve seen!)

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    Default Re: Cannot decide between having a great tan and preserving skin, please help :(

    I already have a tan complexion but I’m all about tanning as well as self-preservation when it comes to my skin in general. St. Tropez gradual tan lotion is by far the best self tanner I’ve used in terms of results & scent, it’s pricey about $25 a bottle but I use it sparingly and it lasts long — I apply a layer of regular body lotion before I apply the St. Tropez as sort of a “carrier” so I don’t have to use as much product in order to absorb. Be aware that it does have DHA in it that can have a negative effect on cell structures/degrade collagen if used too much — so sad there’s no fool proof solutions for a killer tan over the long haul

    Because I tend to use the product pretty often I supplement with Reservage Plant Based Collagen Builder w Vitamin C — helps offset the free radicals it’s also pricey but you can probably find similar products online for cheaper I just like this brand, or I take half of the recommended dosage daily to make the bottle last longer. On top of all this I use Palmer’s Cocoa Butter body oil & lotion nearly every day, this is just good maintenance as it keeps the skin supple especially during sun tan season.
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    Default Re: Cannot decide between having a great tan and preserving skin, please help :(

    I voted tanning bed as I find it to be the most convenient and effective way for maintaining a good tan.

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    Default Re: Cannot decide between having a great tan and preserving skin, please help :(

    I vote pale, as I'm so low maintenance. If you enjoy having a tan in your personal life, then fake tan. But i hated any work-related process that took more time out of my personal life. If you go pale, i recommend playing it up. Dark hair, pale (but healthy and glowing) skin, flattering outfit colors or black, etc. Use Stoya as inspiration, or similar.

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    Thank you all, I've been faking it(lol) and also thought about tanning my body in a bed but putting a towel over my face. Oh, and Charlie-I think I accidentally reported you trying to thank you, I'm super sorry!
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