We all know how harmful the sun can be, and the damage that solariums can cause – but when the weather gets hot the temptation of a bronzed body can be tempting for many people.
I’m not here to make judgement, but this week I really want to discuss your experiences and thoughts in regards to tanning. I love the feeling of a tan but I always choose to fake it! I use sunscreen and wear sunglasses and a hat (especially when out and about with my children – being a good role model) and I would never, ever jump inside a solarium.
The problem with fake tan is that you can get streaks and after a week or so you need to reapply so the effort isn’t always worth it, but for me it’s a spray tan or pale skin because skin cancer is REAL and it DOES happen.
This week, I want to know about your tanning habits! Are you happy being pale or are you naturally darker and don’t need to worry? Do your rules go out the window when you are at the beach on a hot summers day – do you sunbake?
If you use a solarium do you worry about the risks, and have you noticed any damage to your skin? Or do you DIY tan or go to the salon regularly? What are your favourite tanning products?
Any thoughts you have on anything tan related I’d love to hear it and our favourite answer of the week will win an Innoxa Invigorate gift set which has an RRP of $24.95 (but valued at $39.80).
For your chance to win, leave your comment below. The winner will be contacted by email so make sure your address is current. Competition closes 29nd November 2011 Midnight AEST. Australian residents only. Check back next Wednesday for a new weekly discussion.
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