The fibromite at the tanning salon

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Statgeek
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   Posted 9/5/2010 5:35 PM (GMT -7)   
My daughters got me a gift certificate to the tanning salon for my birthday.  Since I do not want to add wrinkles, I opted for the magic tan (spray tan).  My daughter works at the salon.  So I get there and the instructions: rub this stuff all over, then rub this other stuff where you don't want tan, wear the shower cap, push the button, stand like this, then turn and stand like that, then turn and stand another way, then turn and stand another way, then get out, wipe off with a paper towel, dry off with a real towel  So, of course, by the time I had turned two times, I could not remember how I was supposed to stand!!!  Oh boy.  At least I do not look like Ross on friends!
 
Sue

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   Posted 9/5/2010 6:27 PM (GMT -7)   
ROLF****!!!!!  I remember that episode and it's classic!  hahahahahahaha

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   Posted 9/5/2010 6:58 PM (GMT -7)   
That is too funny, I also like Christmas at the Kranks when they went to a tanning salon.
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   Posted 9/6/2010 2:21 AM (GMT -7)   
lol.... great story... I am so pasty white I though of doing that once, anything has to be better than the orange instant tanning lotions of the past ( haven't used any lately but boy did I used to be orange when I was younger, hopefully the solutions have changed)

This fibromite tried the tanning "booth" and came out all splotchy and red and boy did my body sting and burn for weeks. I think I would rather be multi-colored..... All that standing and turning would have made me just have to sit down and rest and where ever it sprayed it sprayed....LOL.... love it.

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   Posted 9/6/2010 4:20 AM (GMT -7)   
I've never done the spray tan thing, but I use to love the tanning beds when I was younger (before my fibro days) and I remember once a friend of mine had this lotion your supposse to rub on before tanning, I don't remember the name of it but I know it had the word "fire" in the title. So I rub ALOT of it everywhere and tan for 20 minutes, well that night I was screaming in pain. I had severe burns EVERYWHERE, I didnt sleep for days, and basically ate ibprofen/tylenol like candy, I couldn't even shower. It was the worse sunburn ever!!!

So the moral of my story is.....if the word "Fire" is in the title of something, be VERY careful!!!!! Espcially if your putting it on your body!!!

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   Posted 9/6/2010 4:28 AM (GMT -7)   

Sue...does that sound like me, or what...LOL!  Let me ask you this...does that spray tan accentuate ther 'fine lines on the face' that come with growing wiser and..okay...old??  I bought some of that body cream 'with a hint of tan' in it and it settled into the lines on my face and made them look like dark ravines.  I had to take a steel wool pad and rub it off.  (Owie) That stuff is permanent!

Not that you are old and wrinkled...but I am a bit long in the tooth!

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   Posted 9/6/2010 12:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I remember about 10 years ago or so, give or take a few, lol, my girlfriend had a tanning bed. It was the best tan I ever had. I was in it every day. I loved it. I don't tan well and it was so easy for me to just go over and lie in the bed. No tan lines either. lol...

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puppylover
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   Posted 9/6/2010 3:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh Karen. No,no to tanning. I have skin cancer. Scars are worse than pale skin!!!
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Statgeek
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   Posted 9/6/2010 6:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Apparently this fibromite forgot more than how to turn in the spray tanner. I forgot to put the blocker stuff on the bottoms of my feet!!!!! They were dark brownish orange because calloused skin absorbs the stuff better. Yikes! I scrubbed and scrubbed with the foot sander thingy last night, then this morning.


Otherwise, the spray tan is really cool. No uv rays and nice brown skin.

Sue

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   Posted 9/6/2010 6:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Sue, I wouldn't have a clue. I would need a speaker system in the booth walking
me through every step of the way. Never tried a tanning bed either. Back in the
60's we would line cardboard boxes with tin foil and cover our bodies with baby
oil and fry in the sun... sounds like fun ha?

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   Posted 9/7/2010 6:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow Robin...do I remember those days!! My mom was a sun worshiper...every single sunny warm day, she would lather up with baby oil and then lay out in the sun on a lounger. I think she did 30 minutes front and back, but I can't remember for sure. She was quite dark when she tanned and her skin was starting to get "leathery", but she still went out.

I'm not a great tanner...I tend to burn now first, so I try really hard to always make sure I've used sun screen. Fortunately, my hubby is good about using it all the time, so he often reminds me to put some one if we'll be outside.

I tried a tanning bed for a few free sessions that came with a gym membership I had. It was great and I loved the heat on my achy body, but I couldn't really afford to buy more sessions, and I didn't feel like I was getting tan...I still seemed to go red and burnt. Oh well...pale is in, so I guess I'm part of the in crowd now.

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Statgeek
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   Posted 9/7/2010 3:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh my gosh! I not only forgot which way to turn and forgot to put the blocker on the bottoms of my feet . . . I did not realize I had tanner on the bottoms of my feet (I was standing in it the whole time). The tanner transferred from my feet to my brown flip flops. You cannot see it because they are brown. I scrubbed my feet and wore the flip flops to work today and my feet kept turning gross and brown on the bottom - like I walked around outside with my shoes off all day! Scrubbed the flip flops best as I could here at work and it is still happening! eww, how embarrassing!
Sue

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   Posted 9/7/2010 3:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Robin...we would mix iodine with baby oil for that exra kick!  My friend and I would actually drench ourselves in this mixture and sit on a metal roof.  OMG.

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   Posted 9/7/2010 5:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Donna...those were the days yeah

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   Posted 9/7/2010 7:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I never tanned much--the redheaded freckled thing. I have freckles running into each other now. I'm glad to know that the spray tan is nice and brown though. I'm going to Cancun in Nov. and was thinking about a spray tan first. Will it look funny with my hair, though? Diane
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Statgeek
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   Posted 9/8/2010 11:29 AM (GMT -7)   
No, it washes right out of your hair. Oh, and Donna, you dry it off, so it does not settle in wrinkles. It did at first, but it came right off.

Just be sure to put the blocker on the bottoms of your feet!
Sue

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   Posted 9/8/2010 5:17 PM (GMT -7)   
It sucks that the tanning beds are so bad as far as the cancer thing goes b'cuz wow do they feel wonderful for aches and pains. I haven't been in a long time...no room in the budget...so it is probably for the best.
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   Posted 9/8/2010 5:49 PM (GMT -7)   
LOL
too funny, you were probably worn out and sore just from trying to figure everything out.
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