farmer's tan removal

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    Jul 19, 2012 12:45 PM GMT
    I have a farmer's tan that i need to get rid of as soon as possible. Short of sitting out in the sun to allow the rest of my body to catch up, are there other suggestions to minimize this tan?

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    Jul 19, 2012 1:14 PM GMT
    how many other ways are there to get a tan? If it bothers you, just go lay in the sun. Don't forget sunscreen though.
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    Jul 19, 2012 2:31 PM GMT
    Sitting in the sun is the only avenue I know of.
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    Jul 19, 2012 2:32 PM GMT
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    Jul 19, 2012 2:34 PM GMT
    can you tell i just woke up..?
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    Jul 19, 2012 2:37 PM GMT
    The solution is not to care, it will be a non-issue and no one will notice.
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    Just looked at more of your photos. Anyone who even notices a farmer's tan on you instead of being otherwise overwhelmed wouldn't be worth you time anyway.
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    Jul 19, 2012 2:40 PM GMT
    Looks like you've already got some previous sun damage. So go ahead and tan those shoulders some more. Hyperpigmentation and collagen loss are in.
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    Jul 19, 2012 2:52 PM GMT
    I would prefer not to sit in the sun, but it seems like this is the best solution.

    thank you everybody.
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    Jul 19, 2012 3:00 PM GMT
    yo_mamali saidI would prefer not to sit in the sun, but it seems like this is the best solution.

    thank you everybody.


    ... sit *out* in the sun... hahaaa.
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    Jul 19, 2012 3:07 PM GMT
    steal wool. Rub hard.
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    Jul 19, 2012 3:07 PM GMT
    When you're in the sun, Put sun screen on your forarms so they don't get any darker, that'll make it easier for the rest of your body to catch up icon_smile.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 19, 2012 3:13 PM GMT
    I used to have more of a "farmer's tan" scene, but now I tend to go without my shirt pretty regularly.... but I'm lucky, I rarely get burned and I use plenty of sunscreen.
    You need to know how your skin reacts... you certainly don't want to put yourself at risk, but I can understand why you'd want to improve upon the tan you have.

    I personally hate white upper thighs, so time in a swimming suit is always helpful.
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    Jul 19, 2012 3:14 PM GMT
    How about getting a Mystic (spray) Tan? There must be someone who specializes in matching the spray tan to your farmer's tan. Kind of like corrective hair coloring. Then avoid the sun and let it all fade together. That's healthier than more UV exposure. Maybe you could do it yourself with self-tanner lotion.
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    Jul 19, 2012 3:23 PM GMT
    yo_mamali saidI have a farmer's tan that i need to get rid of as soon as possible. Short of sitting out in the sun to allow the rest of my body to catch up, are there other suggestions to minimize this tan?

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    "As soon as possible" is the curve - how soon, and what shade would you prefer to be? The old tan will fade slower than the time in which you can create a new tan on the light parts. So if this is a rush, cover-up and put heavy sunblock on the tan areas, and use quick-tanning lotion on the light while you lie in the sun or use a tanning booth. (But not chemical tanning lotions, they produce a more orange tint that won't match your natural tan)

    If you have a few months then start wearing long-sleeve shirts, and broad-brimmed hats for your face & neck, apply sunblock to the tanned areas daily, and hire a guy to mow your lawn. There are even shirts for outdoor sportsmen that have SPF ratings around 50. Given the risks of UV exposure, this is the safest approach.
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    Jul 19, 2012 4:09 PM GMT
    Art_Deco, I will be in Key West 08/15-08/20, and while I am certain I will darken while vacationing despite my best efforts to avoid this, I would prefer not look like a total freak with a pasty pale body and dark brown arms.
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    Jul 19, 2012 4:12 PM GMT
    Art_Deco... i prefer to be pale, but since my forearms are already colored then i just want my overall skin color to be consistent.

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    Jul 19, 2012 4:22 PM GMT
    yo_mamali saidArt_Deco, I will be in Key West 08/15-08/20, and while I am certain I will darken while vacationing despite my best efforts to avoid this, I would prefer not look like a total freak with a pasty pale body and dark brown arms.

    If you stay at a clothing optional gay guest house, like the Equator, Island House, New Orleans House and a few others, then you can work on eliminating any tan line at all, even a swimsuit line. Guys arrive from all over the US and many have farmer's tans there, or just completely pasty white, you won't be a "total freak". I'm in Key West about every 2 months, with my own farmer's tan, because I wear shorts & short sleeves 99% of my time in Florida and almost never lie out to tan, even on the beach.

    If Key West is your target, you've got a month to hit the tanning booth, putting lots of SPF50+ sunblock on the tanned areas, and lighter sun lotion on the rest. At least you'll be a little less white, but I think you may only get burned if you try to match your current shade that quickly. And a chemical tan may look fake against your existing tan, or just fake overall.
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    Jul 19, 2012 4:28 PM GMT
    I say tan all over your body, put stronger sun block on your forearms, and bake! Or stay home and only go out in the evening or night time, for a whiter softer look... either way, moisturize!
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    Jul 19, 2012 6:56 PM GMT
    By coincidence, we were just at a Wilton Manors restaurant for lunch, reading some of the gay rags. And there was an ad for the Tropical Heat event in Key West, at the same time the OP will be there. I assume that is his plan.

    And the pic was of 2 bare-assed guys at the shore. Now Key West has no official nude beaches, there's a sorta guerrilla nude beach a little north. And the guys did have swimsuit tan lines.

    And a couple of the places I mentioned above were listed (and actually the third, too, but under s different name, owned by the same guy and part of the complex of bar & hotel). So I suspect the OP is gonna have a great time, tan lines regardless. icon_biggrin.gif
  • Hothouse

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    Jul 19, 2012 7:21 PM GMT
    I wouldn't advocate baking in the sun or using a tanning bed - it's not worth the long term skin damage. I'd say a self-tanning lotion on the paler skin to help even it out - and follow the directions carefully.
    I also wouldn't worry that much about how it looks - if a guy is interested in meeting you or talking to you - he isn't going to let a farmer's tan keep him from that, and if he does he's probably not worth worrying about. You're a good looking man, with a hot body - and you'll have a good time - just be yourself.
    And, remember, some guys will find a farmer's tan "hot" - you're far from being a "freak" because of your tanlines.
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    Jul 19, 2012 7:24 PM GMT
    Stop being a farmer. Everyone knows that. Gosh
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    Jul 23, 2012 12:12 PM GMT
    Since I rarely take my shirt off outdoors, I do not know how the skin that normally is not exposed to the sun will react. I do not want to sit out in the sun and let the rest of my body catch up to my arms.

    I am going to look into spray tanning to minimize the tan line in my arms, but most likely I will just apply stronger sunscreen in my arms and wear a shirt during most of my stay in Key West.

    I do know that my forehead and scalp are super-sensitive and tend to burn and peal easily.


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    Jul 23, 2012 12:38 PM GMT
    yo_mamali saidI do know that my forehead and scalp are super-sensitive and tend to burn and peal easily.

    Then definitely use a strong sunblock on your face and scalp, ears and neck, too. And wear a baseball cap. Key West sunlight is the strongest in all the US, and can burn you much more quickly than you've ever experienced before.

    The wide-brimmed hat in my profile pic was bought in KW, BTW, at a place near the Mel Fisher Museum, and also works very well, protects my ears and neck too. That model is crushable, can be packed in your luggage.

    Got it when I was sun-sensitive because of my meds, and I liked it so much I now have others, all by Henschel. In addition to having a farmer's tan from living in Florida, I also get ski face from sunglasses, look like a raccoon. The hats have greatly reduced that, and I wear them almost all the time outdoors now. Their crowns are open mesh to pass air, but still have an SPF 50 rating, and are actually cooler to wear than a solid fabric baseball cap.

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    And here I am on the upstairs sundeck at New Orleans House in KW last summer, flaunting my own farmer's tan. Being 2-tone didn't stop me from going naked. Wearing those hats shown above has since helped me to lose some of the dark face and neck.

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    Jul 23, 2012 1:04 PM GMT
    Go to a nude beach or other clothing-optional space and don these Opera Gloves of Fabulosity +1 with a tan-prevention buff.

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    Jul 23, 2012 1:07 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said...derp..
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    Separated at birth...? Black Mages don't sunburn, they MANA-BURN.

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