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  1. disblohs

    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    how often with what kind of bed, etc.

    also, i'm pale as shit. i want to get a decent base tan before going up to school in a month. i'm wondering how many times i should go before then/how often and what kind of lotion i should get? also, any other advice?
     
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    every often as I need, regular bed gradually up to 30mins until I have a base tan, start from 10 and go up by 2's... then medium, super and stand up beds when im dark.
     
  3. Neo95gt

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    I go in the booths not beds......i like them better anyway and you can dance naked to the music they play in there :hsugh:

    but for the first couple times you can upgrade to the more powerful ones and you will get a nice base without getting burned. talk to the people there, they will set you up. and it depends how dark you wanna be. but if you only go a couple times a week you will have get a nice tan........well i guess it depends how easy you tan, you'll see for yourself.....
     
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    I go a few times a week.. they will tell you want you need to do for a tan and what lotion you should use.
     
  5. disblohs

    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    i don't want my shit burned :squint: i'm thinking about just going to my gym and doing it (powerhouse), but i have a feeling they won't know shit and just say "uhh...25 minutes should be good for your first time"
     
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    start with 8 minutes if you are pale...
     
  7. disblohs

    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    what's the difference between the stand up and lay down ones? i'm assuming they're the same intensity and the only difference is your position
     
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    in for info :o
     
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    im brown so i don't tan, if i went tanning id be extra crispy
     
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    Finest OG #93

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    Definitely. Nothing worse than trying to get some sleep with a full body burn.
    Get a good base tan then do more outdoor activities.
     
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    I don't like the stand up beds because i'm so tall (6'3)..
     
  12. SteveO

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    does anyone else here lose their tan very fast? I'm guessing my fades away quickly from having healthy skin from consuming so many omega 3s

    I'll be dark for 3-4 days, and it seriously will fade away
     
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    I take about 3 times a week..
     
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    mine fads pretty quick.. what kind of lotion do you use?
     
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    yea i am pretty white if i don't tan.. start at 8-10 mins.. do that a couple times then slowly work up. good lotion is a must if you are pale.. just go to the tanning place and see what they have, usually they will hook it up.
     
  16. SteveO

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    I don't use any lotion, just in the sun quite frequently... I was roofing for over a year, and have been surfing for 4-5 years... any way your body can just adapt to it?
     
  17. tofu

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    lotions will help you keep your tan longer.
     
  18. Zaffir

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    I go outside.
     
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    Skin Cancer?
     
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    Yeah aren't you guys afraid of teh cancer?

    I have never tanned in my life and don't want to. But I would do the spray on tans if they work. Anybody have experience with those?
     
  21. TheMustafa

    TheMustafa hook 'em

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    mystic tan (i think thats how its spelled) works really well; the rest suck.
     
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    Quick Silver Charging...

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    TheMustafa hook 'em

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    I tan 3 times a week at 18mins. I am farely dark though.
     
  25. Layne Staley

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    I never tan. I avoid the sun at all costs actually. I've already had about 12 pre-cancerous moles removed from my back. I used to LIVE with my shirt off when i was younger...and now it seems I have a life of getting shit cut off of me to look forward to.

    I have pale skin and blue eyes, so i'm already predisposed to skin cancer/melanoma.
     
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