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.
DX: Fibro, Severe Myofascial Pain, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Surgical Adhesions, IBS, IC-PBS, Carpal Tunnel (both wrists), FAI, Reynauds, Opthalmic Migraines, Drug Related Hot Flashes, Physically Unable to Vomit due to Nissen Surgery, Extremely tiny and scarred veins (hard start for IV's)
Meds: Oxycontin, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Cesamet, Flexeril, Clonidine plus Vitamin D + Multi daily