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Tanning for fair skinned folks.

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2007/06/12 22:15:39 (permalink)

Tanning for fair skinned folks.

Here is my deal. I have red hair and freckles so staying out in the sun for ages is not an ideal scenario. Now i do tan but i would more than likely burn first.

I don't really like using fake tan but am willing to but what i was wondering is....

As i understand it, fair skinned people lack the pigment melanin. Dark skinned people have a lot of this pigment which means they can tan easier.

What i was wondering is, are there any creams or pills you can get that will create this pigment thus making it easier for fair skinned folks to tan. I see these lotions that "prolong " your tan, would it advisable to start using these.

If anybody can recommend any products then all the better

As you probably guessed i have a casual understanding of how this works so feel free to correct me.


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    RE: Tanning for fair skinned folks. 2007/06/12 22:52:43 (permalink)
    Don't take pills mate.
    I don't see how they can work.
    Just get some sun exposure, but not enough to make you burn.
    =) Happy training.
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    RE: Tanning for fair skinned folks. 2007/06/12 22:57:04 (permalink)
    um.. isn't this forum about "training" not "tanning"? i see were you made the mistake though they are pretty similar lmao
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    RE: Tanning for fair skinned folks. 2007/06/13 04:36:06 (permalink)
    You could use sunbeds, starting with just a few minutes a time and then build up.


    This could be another option:
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    RE: Tanning for fair skinned folks. 2007/06/13 12:59:12 (permalink)
    my mates ginger, cant do more than 6mins on a sunbed bless him, tho i think they do help, especially now summers getting close and the suns alot stronger.

    Mite be better looking at fake tans like St Tropez aswell, they contain no orange pigments so you wont look Tango'd.... not like i know much about that (opens a can of TAB)
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