For those of you that don't know, I tan very easily. I mean, veeerrrryyyy easily. I can get a solid tan in a mere 2 hours. I've always been darker than most of my friends, but it's just the way I tan (can you believe I'm the palest out of my siblings too??). Examples:
(Going out with friends)
(in the Mizzou locker room)
(tan line after ONE football game - our uniforms had a weird back)
See what I mean? The Nike swoosh picture was taken after being outside for THREE hours. I had it for over a year. Once I get a tan line, that baby stays.
For most people, there's the simple solution of sunblock. Except I'm allergic to it. I get little red bumps all over my skin when I use it - all kinds. My siblings are too. As unhealthy and cancerous as it sounds, the best way for us to not burn is to maintain a tan, which isn't hard. I don't go tanning (well, I haven't since high school), because I'm able to maintain a healthy tan just by being outside regularly.
I don't want tan lines at my wedding, with my strapless dress. It sounds frivolous and conceited, but it's January for heaven's sake! And I'll have them if I'm not careful. I'm trying to limit my sun exposure, or if I do lay out, do it without the straps of my swimsuit. At least then my tan lines will be under my dress, right?
Oh the things you worry about when you're getting married...