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Hello all. I'm off to Spain for a month and I want to come back with a killer tan. I am super white atm and any sun I see turns me pink and then I peel and go whiter than I was previously. I wa… Read More
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9m, 1w agoPosted 9 months, 1 week ago
Hello all.

I'm off to Spain for a month and I want to come back with a killer tan.

I am super white atm and any sun I see turns me pink and then I peel and go whiter than I was previously. I was at a fayre on Saturday and my neck has came out in blisters and is purple right now, was like 12 degrees haha so I want to know exactly how to handle the Spanish sun.

Cheers for any help!

Mick
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9m, 1w agoPosted 9 months, 1 week ago
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#1
forget the tan and stay covered in sun cream. sounds like your a case of skin cancer waiting to happen and that will cost the tax payer
#2
elliott1982
forget the tan and stay covered in sun cream. sounds like your a case of skin cancer waiting to happen and that will cost the tax payer

I look quite pretty and I feel the tan would just cap my whole look off to be honest.

If I do get skin cancer I'll be sure to use private healthcare, just for you, buddy! 8)
#3
Slowly lower the spf of the lotion, start 30/40 then after a week lower it by 5 or 10 rinse and repeat.
#4
Carrot oil apply every 20 mins effort but killer tan
#5
MiiCK
elliott1982
forget the tan and stay covered in sun cream. sounds like your a case of skin cancer waiting to happen and that will cost the tax payer

I look quite pretty and I feel the tan would just cap my whole look off to be honest.

If I do get skin cancer I'll be sure to use private healthcare, just for you, buddy! 8)


melanoma is no joke, it left me a widow at 29. please think about your loved ones and use suncream .
#6
You need a tan accelerator AND sun cream.

Weird how people think you don't get any tan wearing sun cream :|
#7
you really shouldnt bother with a complexion like yours. Just use SPF50 for the entire time.

Edited By: chocci on Aug 15, 2016 13:13
#9
If your away for a month, better order 2. I can guarantee this works with no burning. It contains shea butter to moisturise your skin while tanning. :)
#10
MiiCK
elliott1982
forget the tan and stay covered in sun cream. sounds like your a case of skin cancer waiting to happen and that will cost the tax payer
I look quite pretty and I feel the tan would just cap my whole look off to be honest.
If I do get skin cancer I'll be sure to use private healthcare, just for you, buddy! 8)

you are kidding right, if not then we should really take your passport off you and only let you out when the sun is not out :(
#11
Apologies if I caused offense loumar76. Sorry to hear about that.

I'm just asking for advice on how to get a good tan whilst also getting enough protection.

Are tan accelerator's a good shout?

I've been sunbathing a lot more over these past couple of months to try and get used to the sun as I never really went out in it as a kid. I've got a bit of brown on my arms/face now but I want to get more of a tan and make sure I keep it and don't peel and lose it as soon as I return to the UK.

Start at SPF50 and just try lowering the protection amount as the time goes on? Plenty of aftersun to make sure the skin has enough moisture to stop me peeling?

Cheers
#12
Super white folks like yourself will never get a killer tan, just red and full of blisters, best to get high factor sun cream and stay in the shade to avoid redness.
#13
Thanks for all the comments saying I'll never be brown and I should just stay inside for the rest of my life, but that's not what I am here for. If I wanted loads of warnings and advice contrary to what I wanted, I'd just speak with my mother.

But I am here for advice on HOW TO GET A TAN, so if anyone could help with this, that would be appreciated. 8)
#14
You know I'm right, get the Zhuzh ordered before it sells out at this price. 8)
#15
Are you fair haired?

Anyway, the Mrs always uses a tanning oil and works for her.

Something like this might work for you but quite expensive

I just use spf30-50 depending on how hot it is, I'm lucky I tan naturally :).
#16
I have seriously had really dark tans ( but only actually obvious on my return home, due to mega tanned leathery people on same hols) and I always always wear spf 50, which I keep topped up, and actually sit in the shade, wear a hat etc. I just haven't burned or peeled. Keep your spf topped up. Sunstroke is horrible, apart from the cancer risks. You'll have a real tan that lasts, and minimally damaged skin
#17
shauneco
Are you fair haired?
Anyway, the Mrs always uses a tanning oil and works for her.Something like this might work for you but quite expensive
I just use spf30-50 depending on how hot it is, I'm lucky I tan naturally :).

Yeah mate I'm blonde.

I'll take a look cheers. (ps i hate you, natural tanner :()
#18
juggler1
I have seriously had really dark tans ( but only actually obvious on my return home, due to mega tanned leathery people on same hols) and I always always wear spf 50, which I keep topped up, and actually sit in the shade, wear a hat etc. I just haven't burned or peeled. Keep your spf topped up. Sunstroke is horrible, apart from the cancer risks. You'll have a real tan that lasts, and minimally damaged skin

So you get proper tanned wearing 50?
I've never used creams to be honest and scared that 50 wont give me any tan to enjoy in the uk
#19
MiiCK
juggler1
I have seriously had really dark tans ( but only actually obvious on my return home, due to mega tanned leathery people on same hols) and I always always wear spf 50, which I keep topped up, and actually sit in the shade, wear a hat etc. I just haven't burned or peeled. Keep your spf topped up. Sunstroke is horrible, apart from the cancer risks. You'll have a real tan that lasts, and minimally damaged skin

So you get proper tanned wearing 50?
I've never used creams to be honest and scared that 50 wont give me any tan to enjoy in the uk


Definitely. And I don't sit baking in the sun all day either. I sit in the shade quite a bit. Cos I'm fair skinned though, have never felt I was that dark whilst there on hols, must be cos some peeps are um, mahogany. Always got a decent colour, and looked mega-tanned once I'd got home. Plenty after sun too. And I've never peeled.
#20
MiiCK
juggler1
I have seriously had really dark tans ( but only actually obvious on my return home, due to mega tanned leathery people on same hols) and I always always wear spf 50, which I keep topped up, and actually sit in the shade, wear a hat etc. I just haven't burned or peeled. Keep your spf topped up. Sunstroke is horrible, apart from the cancer risks. You'll have a real tan that lasts, and minimally damaged skin
So you get proper tanned wearing 50?
I've never used creams to be honest and scared that 50 wont give me any tan to enjoy in the uk
if you burn in full 30C sun after 10 minutes, then spf50 will mean you will burn the same amount in 8 hours. Blonde white people just wont tan and certainly not one that will last more than a week.

take this test and let us know the score. I scored 19 and still use SPF30+ all the time when in the sun for a fair amount of time.

http://www.skincancer.org/prevention/are-you-at-risk/fitzpatrick-skin-quiz


Edited By: chocci on Aug 15, 2016 14:47
#21
remember to keep topping up is the main thing , no point putting spf50 in the morning and nothing for rest of day . if i was you i would stick to spf30 for 1st week and see how its going , then i'd start mixing spf 20 during the day but still start with spf 30 as long as i wasn't burnt etc.
be safe the sun is a killer.
#22
Yes, you still get a tan through sun cream, so smear away, and enjoy your time in and out of the sun. Don't make a concerted effort to just bake in the sun. Just do whatever you'd normally do - get out and see the sights - and you'll still have your tan when you come home.:)
#23
MiiCK
Apologies if I caused offense loumar76. Sorry to hear about that.

I'm just asking for advice on how to get a good tan whilst also getting enough protection.

Are tan accelerator's a good shout?

I've been sunbathing a lot more over these past couple of months to try and get used to the sun as I never really went out in it as a kid. I've got a bit of brown on my arms/face now but I want to get more of a tan and make sure I keep it and don't peel and lose it as soon as I return to the UK.

Start at SPF50 and just try lowering the protection amount as the time goes on? Plenty of aftersun to make sure the skin has enough moisture to stop me peeling?

Cheers


i appreciate the apology , thanks. its always a touchy subject for me, i cant stand seeing people letting there health suffer by getting toasted. start with factor 50 and see how you go.
#24
Quietus
Yes, you still get a tan through sun cream, so smear away, and enjoy your time in and out of the sun. Don't make a concerted effort to just bake in the sun. Just do whatever you'd normally do - get out and see the sights - and you'll still have your tan when you come home.:)


That's exactly what I do. End up with a great tan.
#25
Just get a spray tan and save all the hassle
#26
chocci
MiiCK
juggler1
I have seriously had really dark tans ( but only actually obvious on my return home, due to mega tanned leathery people on same hols) and I always always wear spf 50, which I keep topped up, and actually sit in the shade, wear a hat etc. I just haven't burned or peeled. Keep your spf topped up. Sunstroke is horrible, apart from the cancer risks. You'll have a real tan that lasts, and minimally damaged skin
So you get proper tanned wearing 50?
I've never used creams to be honest and scared that 50 wont give me any tan to enjoy in the uk
if you burn in full 30C sun after 10 minutes, then spf50 will mean you will burn the same amount in 8 hours. Blonde white people just wont tan and certainly not one that will last more than a week.
take this test and let us know the score. I scored 19 and still use SPF30+ all the time when in the sun for a fair amount of time.http://www.skincancer.org/prevention/are-you-at-risk/fitzpatrick-skin-quiz

I'm a well N.Irish red head with pure white skin. I've tanned twice over my life.

1: Went on a safari trip in Tunisia to see the Star Wars filming locations - the tan I had was amazing until I hit the shower and noticed it was really dust from the sand etc.
2: Freckles on my arms come out more giving the impression of a tan for maybe a couple of days.

Other than that I'm with Jimmy on the spray tan solution.

On a more serious note I'd be sticking to the factor 50 all the time and as you said being sensible in the sun when you know already you are so sensitive to it and what can happen is not worth the "I think I'd look nicer with a tan". Holidays should be more about the new experiences,stories,food and memories you have to enjoy while you can. Afraid I'm more the "How to stop burning" advice.



Edited By: cecilmcroberts on Aug 15, 2016 22:28

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