tanning bed question

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    Apr 28, 2008 11:30 PM GMT
    I've added tanning to my gym membership for 1 month to have a little base tan before summer starts.

    I am concerned that wearing the goggles will give me weird tan lines on my face. Is closing my eyes good enough?

    And, yes, I know all the risks for my skin already.
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    Apr 28, 2008 11:39 PM GMT
    All I do is close my eyes.

    The risks to the skin are great minimized if you just take it easy, go for short periods until the skin has a chance to rev up it melatonin manufacturing.

    I started at 2 minutes...which blew the front desk's mind...but hey it's my skin...to hell with them
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    Apr 29, 2008 12:19 AM GMT
    I've only gone once so far. I started at 5 minutes. It looked bright with my eyes closed but didn't seem to hurt them.
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    Apr 29, 2008 12:22 AM GMT
    Wear your goggles. The rays do cause some pretty harsh damage to your eyes, and you really don't get that bad of a tan line if you're outside during the day.

    There's a company (california tan I think) that makes stickers that go on your eye lids that provide all the functions of the goggles, but don't cover as much skin. They're a buck a pop, but much better then frying your eyes.
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    Apr 29, 2008 1:36 AM GMT
    Be sure to wear the goggles or some type of protective device. The skin on your eyelids is too thin to protect your eyes from the UV rays.
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    Apr 29, 2008 1:46 AM GMT
    avoid the tanning bed all together
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    Apr 29, 2008 1:53 AM GMT
    I wear my goggles for half the time I'm in the bed. So far, no lines around my eyes. And much safer than not using them at all.
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    Apr 29, 2008 2:00 AM GMT
    I also signed up for a month of tanning just yesterday. I like to have a base tan when the pools open on Memorial day. Maybe I'm strange, but I actually cover my entire face with a towel to hold off the wrinkles. Your face is exposed to rays constantly; even during the winter, so I don't get any weird tan lines.
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    Apr 29, 2008 3:41 AM GMT
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    Apr 29, 2008 6:33 AM GMT
    Oh jesus nonexistence christ



    Ok for tanning: Wear goggles or winkies that don't have a string or strap. The winkies you can dispose of after use. Saves you from tan string lines.

    Also if possible always use a standing tan both. Laying down leads to pressure points on the ass and shoulder blades giving you white marks on your back and a white butterfly on your ass (which some people find hot)

    Rule of thumb is avoid pressure points. Any place where the skin is under pressure from contact with a solid object blocks blood flow and prevents any color gain.