I threw out my tanning kit (and the small museum of ancient collection of sunscreens and moisturisers hiding away underneath them). I honestly haven’t tanned in months and months and I just don’t even want to. I feel like I’ve come to really embrace my pale self but it’s also because I really can’t be bothered with the whole procedure.
I mean the whole needing to exfoliate before you tan and the tan getting everywhere so you have to clean the bathroom and then the sheets and the fading and the potential for disasters. Wow, it’s just too much for me. I enjoy being tanned and it does cover all kinds of flaws. I’m not saying that I will never tan again, but for now I’ll save it for special occasions.
Honestly it happened so slowly, I kind of just couldn’t be bothered one week, and then it spiralled from there. I did tan a few times after but I just decided that I actually thought it was more trouble than it’s worth. Plus I do think my skin is thanking me for it, and no orange palms or feet!
I’m really trying to love myself for who I am and my paleness is just something that is a part of me. I’ve always thought that it’s important that everyone does as they please and do whatever it is that they like. But as I said I’m trying to be happy with the way that I look. I think that not regularly fake tanning is a small first step. The things I do miss about fake tanning however, is the fact that it forced me to exfoliate (I’m not overly good at remembering to do this regularly) and how it hides the flaws! What I don’t miss, besides the mess and the potential for disasters is that it took so much time! And I swear it still ends up over all your clothes without even trying too, even after you’ve had like 3 showers. I don’t even miss it, really! Ok a little, but for the most part I feel life is easier without it.
What’s your fake tan stance?
Thanks for reading,