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  1. RalphL

    RalphL Active Member

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    No homo, I'm going to Florida on Thursday and I'm pale as hell and burn pretty easily. How many times and when should I go tanning between now and then so I can get a decent base and get bronzed as fuck?
     
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    You're weeks off of a base.
    You may be able to go 2 or 3 times, try not to burn in those sessions.
     
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    I'd go today, monday, wednesday.
     
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    You shoulda started awhile ago :o

    If you have pale skin, you have to build up your tan for awhile :hsd: But, do at least a medium pressure bed, it'll cut out a lot of uv rays that burn you, and don't go the full time. Ask the person at the salon since beds are different from place to place how long they'd recommend. Try to go every other, but that'll probably be pushing it :o

    For future reference I would've started 3-4 weeks ago, so you could go shorter times and built up, and more days in between until you worked up to every other day. You're not really going to have much of a base in that time frame, at least not with the skin-type you described.
     
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    wrd

    and not the full-time today either
     
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    yeah, just do like 5 minutes to start, possibly hit up to around 8 on wednesday
     
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    It was kind of a last minute thing, but I'll probably start today.
     
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    typically wanna leave a day in between sessions, so ya, today, monday, wednesday

    depends on your bed too, but pick a pretty low time. if you don't get red at all, up it 1-2 minutes. if u get burnt kinda bad, id wait til tuesday to go again
     
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    Mystic tan is your only hope now.
     
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    drink a lot of water as you're going to be dehydrated....
     
  11. RalphL

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    went today for 8 minutes. If I dont get rid I'll bump it up to 10
     
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    I try to go twice a week for 12-13mins
     
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    I tanned for an hour on each side today...front is super tan (with the exception of my chest...chest hair cockblocked my tan) and the back is somewhat tan.
     
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    I think he was talking beds, i don't think an hr in a tanning bed would be a good idea :eek3:
     
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    I'm putting in two sessions before my trip to St Lucia on sunday.

    i've alreayd got a bit of an olive complexion, so i dont think much more will be needed.

    Any tips? i've never been
     
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    I'm at 5x/wk in a high powered bed. But then again, I'm trying to look mexican.
     
  17. Bacchus

    Bacchus Skinny Guy

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    had a good session during lunch. Was surprised how quick time went by in that machine.

    I thought 10 minutes with nothing to do would feel longer.

    I'm happy with my color. was in a "Super Standup UP VHR" machine for 10 minutes, and i've got quite a bit of color. I've always tanned easy, but am pretty happy wwith this considering it's only been one sesison.

    I've only got 4 more sleeps till i go away. Is it a bad idea for me to go back the following day? I've got nothing close to burning or red color.
     
  18. energie

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    10 minutes every day or secondday should build somethin up
     
  19. Bacchus

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    yeah, i wont be going tomorrow.

    i'm pretty red enuff right now. i should be good for friday though
     
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