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Old 07-22-2008, 02:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Re: Is tanning in "moderation" dangerous?

Caps are in full effect when dealing with the mentally incapable. As for Opera, what OS are you running that you have to use Opera?

People need to stick to Internet Explorer cause it's the best and ditch the virus protection nonsense. It does nothing.
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Old 07-22-2008, 03:04 PM   #12 (permalink)
 
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Re: Is tanning in "moderation" dangerous?

Oh, and on topic, I am very fair but can get VERY tan- Irish to start, French to finish.

I tan for a week every other day at 3-5 minutes a pop - honestly. This is extreme, but I burn VERY easily. I move up by 2 mins the second week, but I keep my tans 2 days apart as long as there is no burning.

I don't tan more than 3 days apart, or else I really have to start over. At that little amount of exposure, you lose what you have rather quickly.

I usually increase by 2 mins each week, and once I get up to 14-16 cut back to 3 or 4 days apart.

One *trick* I use is to throw in a Bronzing Bed (low UVB/high UVA) every 4th or 5th tan (although I never go the maximum time), so that way I look more tan while I'm still building my base and I don't feel so much like I'm wasting my time. You have to remember though - YOU DO NOT HAVE A BASE (or protective) TAN - that is, you can/will still get burned if you are over-exposed, be it outside or in a bed.

And I always use a really nice bronzer. I only carry Cal Tan for now, so I started using Cypher Step 1 Bronzer when it came out, and after 1 tan in a regular bed (I did 5 mins because it's July) and 1 tan in a Bronzing Bed, I really looked like I'd been tanning for a while. Not super tan, just sun-kissed as my husband put it.

Sorry - I am verbose. If you got this far, I hope you have a great tanning experience and don't ever burn again.

My last words of advice are always:
Use the S.Y.S.T.I.M. - Save Your Skin Tan In Moderation (tm)
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Re: Is tanning in "moderation" dangerous?

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Caps are in full effect when dealing with the mentally incapable. As for Opera, what OS are you running that you have to use Opera?

People need to stick to Internet Explorer cause it's the best and ditch the virus protection nonsense. It does nothing.
Hehe - I don't know if yelling even gets through to the mentally incapable. I've learned just to ignore them. Doctor's orders - have to keep my blood pressure in check. And if you can't kill the stupid people, what can you do? They obviously don't know they are stupid, or wouldn't they shut up?

I use Linux. IE sucks in an we-can-dominate-the-world kind of way. If I can't use Opera, I Go Go Mozilla. Yeaaaah Yea. But I love Opera - I has a lot of nice features, and a pretty name - which is really what matters.
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Old 07-22-2008, 03:22 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Quote what you wish as far as I am concerned. Not the best I ever wrote, but it works! :)
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Unity -

You and Eileen should make a nice hand-out/brochure for salons. You have a really good way of putting information without overloading people with statistics or yelling at them for not knowing something already. Your explanations are easy to read and comprehend.

Do you mind if I quote you from this post for a few leaflets in my salons [to my burn-before-turn clients]? I really appreciate the simplicity of your advice - if you've ever read anything I've ever written on here (please don't), I've got what's fondly known amongt my family & friends as The Gift of Gab, to everyone else it's diarrhea of the mouth. Ugh.

Thanks for all the wonderful help. You two are great. I love Engfant too - he knows a lot and is extremely funny (but I'm still a little scared of him, not sure why...maybe it's all the CAPS).

I still haven't figured out how to actually post a question (I run in Opera, and the instructions won't load - I've sent email twice, but alas to no avail. I guess they've read some of my posts), but I gather a plethora of information just by reading. Very happy to have this site to go to.
I dont blame you I'm usually scared sh*tless every time he's online!
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Hehe - I don't know if yelling even gets through to the mentally incapable. I've learned just to ignore them. Doctor's orders - have to keep my blood pressure in check. And if you can't kill the stupid people, what can you do? They obviously don't know they are stupid, or wouldn't they shut up?

I use Linux. IE sucks in an we-can-dominate-the-world kind of way. If I can't use Opera, I Go Go Mozilla. Yeaaaah Yea. But I love Opera - I has a lot of nice features, and a pretty name - which is really what matters.

Oh LINUX?!?!

OOOooooooh how exotic of ye! Me likey likey!

Nevermind what I said up there. That was for the other foo...er fine people stuck in Microsoftland.
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Soltanner I don't mind at all. If I ever get my website done and put that stuff there it'll be a miracle. lol Oh and as far as engfant the biggest problem with him is he's usually right but even more fun to battle with. LOL

PS I love this! ----> My last words of advice are always:
Use the S.Y.S.T.I.M. - Save Your Skin Tan In Moderation (tm)
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Oh LINUX?!?!

OOOooooooh how exotic of ye! Me likey likey!

Nevermind what I said up there. That was for the other foo...er fine people stuck in Microsoftland.
I cheat: My husband is a Software Systems Engineer (PHP Programmer), and former Web Software Developer (he writes code like I write letters) for The Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering. I just do what he says when it comes to computers and hope I can keep up. We have servers everywhere. I work with four desktops (same monitor) on my home computer, am hooked-up to my laptop (for gmail, google calendar of spray tans , etc.), and have VNC/RDP connections to both of my salons as well as my office computer. Unfortunately, I haven't left my house in like 5 days and my kids get food all over the bills.

As for the "fine people stuck in Microsoftland" I feel bad for them, but everyone's not as lucky as me when it comes to finding a soulmate that happens to be a SuperGenius (that's from a Calvin & Hobbes cartoon - he'd kill me if he knew I called him that on here).

However, being a card carrying member of NOW, I do have my own opinion: Microsoft is BIG Business that runs LITTLE businesses into the ground, just like the Wal-Marts and Best Buys of the world. To me, being a small business, going with a company that isn't trying to take over the world but make it's place in the world better sits best with me.

I'm so off track on this thread I feel guilty - sorry. But like I said - I have no idea how to start a post. I'll try to sign off now, but this site is addictive.
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PS I love this! ----> My last words of advice are always:
Use the S.Y.S.T.I.M. - Save Your Skin Tan In Moderation (tm)
Thanks for the compliment. My husband didn't believe me that I made it up - I call him a "SuperGenius", and he thinks I can't make up an acronym (especially one I had to *misspell* to use). Can't kill him, so it's divorce I guess. But a man can't go around dissing his wife. jk - the way I look at this point, I'm surprised he hasn't left me!

Hey - back on topic - I wish I would have had the advice you can get now back when I was slathering on the olive oil (pervert neighbor 'recommended' it) and laying out on a silver sheet (and I'm mostly IRISH). I am very fortunate I did not do severe damage.

Seriously, to my amazement, people think I'm a college student at one of the universities near my salons and today is my half-birthday - half a year away from the big 4-0. Too bad that's my waist size too.

But I started tanning responsibly right around '91 because I had a full-time job and couldn't get as much tan-time in outdoors. I found the right salon and with that bit of luck, a good lotion, and appropriate tanning times, I was able to save my self from being an alligator-skin handbag. Now I'm just a suede handbag - a big, cuddly one.
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Olive oil is GREAT! Its the mineral oil thats evil!
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