So I have my first official sunburn. Hubby says it is not a sunburn but a UV bulb burn - details, details. I usually do not tan. I have VERY fair skin (like glowing white) and a not so good family track record for skin cancer. So I try to stay clear of the sun and it's brother the tanning bed.
That being said with my recent work towards weightloss and the possibility of a summer vacation involving a bathing suit I decided a tan was the way to go. In the past a tan helped fade my stretch marks. Of course I was younger and had a lot less of them. I know what all of the studies show about the dangers of tanning in the sun and in a bed but in my opinion having a base tan to prevent myself from extreme burns while out in the sun this summer is a good option for me. I am very good about putting on sunblock throughout the day and I still get burnt everytime - severly burnt. I tanned for 6 minutes yesterday and have a burn going down the center of me. Let's just say I was not excited to put my bra on this morning and considered wearing my sports bra to work. Does anyone else tan? I always hear woman say it makes them feel slimmer. This is one of the reasons I am doing it. The optical illusion of slim until I am officially there.
Onto more Colorado weather news. The forecast is calling for more snow as in 10 inches of snow. So I will have a sunburn while it is snowing. How strange will that be? Welcome Spring time!! We better not get Gipped out of summer again this year!!