Not many days ago I decided to start tanning again, when I looked for a bikini. I had decided to stay pale this year because I think pale skin can be really beautiful too, but seeing all the pictures of tanned people made me really inspired and wanting a deeper tan again!
I was thinking about writing about my tanning routine… I always get a lot of questions about tanning before summer, so why not gather all the information in one blog post?
I have to remind you of all the health risks and blahblah blah cancer blah blah. You’ve probably heard all the warnings and horror stories before. It’s not something to joke about, and they should be taken seriously. But I’m not your babysitter, so I won’t write about them, just remind you to use your brain when you decide to tan. Aaaand pleeeeeaaaase remember that this is not a tutorial or anything, just how I tan and my thoughts around my routine. Ok, fuck this boring shit. Let’s talk about tanning! Just don’t blame me if anything goes wrong!!!
First, you’ll have to find out what kind of products you want to use, and to find out that you’ll have to figure out what kind of skin you have. I have a skin that tan easily and I’ve never been sunburnt before. Except from the time I was in Africa and I was tanning in the middle of the day in almost 40 degrees, I got a little sunburnt that time, stupid me.
Not pictured here, but tanning goggles is a good investment if you’re planning to tan often. It will protect your eyes from the UV.
Well, that’s all you really need. Buuuuut to make it easier to tan more often, a few more stuff is needed to make it less boring! I always have makeup remover wipes, sunglasses and music player in my bag so I can drop in at the tanning salon whenever I’m a close to one. In that way, you don’t really need to plan when or where to go tanning – just drop in when you see a salon!
I guess I don’t need to explain the makeup remover wipes and the music player, but you might wonder why I need huge sunglasses. Well, I removed my makeup with the wipes before I went to tanning – the huge sunglasses are good to cover my bare makeup-less face after the tanning session! Might not be so important for you, but I know for sure it’s easier to convince myself to tan if I don’t need to walk around without makeup later.
I tanned every second day, 15-20 minutes each session. I think I’ve finally achieved the tan I’ve wanted to have as base before summer, so I guess I’ll be tanning only once a week from now. 15-20 minutes each time. I hope I can get a reaaaally dark chocolate tan this year, I will try to do my best to spend a lot of time outside when I am free. I have a laptop so there isn’t really any excuse to not go out!! I’M READY FOR SUMMER NOW, PLEASE COME ASAP!!
I LOVE how a tan makes everything look better, kinda more healthy and… fit. Not that I am any of these things, but I kinda looked dull and sick when I was pale. Now I can trick people to believe that I have a life where I do a lot of cool stuff, like traveling and hanging around at the beach!!! hahahahah