My goodness yesterday's blog post was long! I just LOVE to read my own words - I can't stop writing!!
So anyway, we'll keep things light today. I. Love. Spray. Tanning.
(And so does this guy - look how TAN he is!!)
Until my senior year of college, I'd never been to a tanning bed. Even when it was super popular in high school. Even when I was pas-ty white. Even before our HS senior year Springbreak cruise. Even though everyone who tanned said it was so relaxing. Never. I knew it was bad for you. And even though I can get really tan (utilizing low-number SPFs), my pale skin's first response is to b-u-r-n without any sunscreen on - so that leads me to believe tanning isn't my wisest choice.
(And 2nd semester senior year of college - man, we hurt our bodies that semester. That's the only way to explain it. But we were really, really tan. I think the last few weeks of school we went to "the bed" close to everyday, right? HA!)
So anyway, after those few weeks of lapsed judgement, I went back to my mantra of no tanning beds. But really, what's a lady to do when she's super PASTY, but needs to, say, show some skin in a dress? Or is getting married? Or is in someone else's wedding? Two words: spray. tan.
I really do love it. You can get either the slightest hint of color. Or a full-on, back-from-the-tropics tan. It makes your skin look really even, hiding scars/scratches/red blotchy parts, etc. And I've found that with a little preparation - mainly exfoliation and lotion - it's basically foolproof. The main drawback, in my opinion, is that if you go to a tanning salon to get one, you risk people seeing you going in & thinking you're going to "the bed." But that's a risk I'm willing to take. Tonight, for example (since bachelorette party falls on the list of "Things For Which I Need a Spray Tan").