I don't know what it is about tanning beds but they itch me to death about the 2nd day after laying in one. I know it is probably just dry skin. It has been 2 years since I layed in the tanning bed. When I laid then I vowed never to get in one again. It is the worst pain I have ever been in my entire life!! PERIOD! I itched so badly that it felt like pins pricking my whole body time after time for about 3 days. I didn't sleep a wink at all for those 3 days either. The other day I figured I'd start off slow and I only laid for 5 minutes, lo and behold 2 days later I start itching, not quite as bad as the last time, but only because I just laid for 5 minutes, as opposed to 20 minutes the time before. Is there a way to prevent this? Maybe use a particular type of lotion before getting in the tanning bed or something?
Did you use the same type of bronzing lotion as the previous times? I try to shower after using a bed, like asap or my my pores clog. exfoliating may help as well, even a mild loofah.
I don't use tanning lotion. Seemed like it amplified my itch in the past, so I didn't use it anymore. About 10 years ago I worked as a lifeguard and was in the tanning bed and in the sun all the time. I don't know what has changed.
Maybe it's the cancer.
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?? eh, no. I'm pale as a ghost now, I'm not in the leather crowd for sure.
could be allergic to the cleaning product they use in the bed
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I get this too. I went to the doctor (who of course reamed me for going in the first place) but he said that the beds can really get deep into your skin and burn a layer or two down. it may not look like a natural sunburn, but it really is a pretty bad burn. I have to go for about a month before it stops itching and my skin develops a bit of a resistance to it.
He also it may be the possibility of Vitamin D going crazy in my body due to the UV rays that create it. But he's not a dermatologist (his words!).
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How many guys here actually go tanning in why?
Is your self confidence that low?
^^^ what does tanning have to do with confidence levels?? lol really? explain.
Do you workout because you have low confidence levels???
Last edited by Roddy; 03-31-2007 at 09:40 PM.
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1) I wasnt doing any excersise and I needed to find something
2) I enjoy being strong (helps prevent injury and such)
3) I like to eat food, and weightlifting gives me a reason to eat
4) Being fat isnt healthy so I needed to do something, weightlifting was the most fun.
I cant see why a person would want to tan unless they want to look better, which makes them uncomfortable with how they look at the moment, and are willing to risk their well being just to look a tad darker.
I tan cuz it looks good, i enjoy it, its relaxing, i work construction in the summer and it prevents nasty burns, tanning helps to promote seratonin release which is good for the mood, and because i take a bit of pride in my appearance. I also feel it combines well with working out because it helps to show off definition a bit more and it also helps with my complexion.
Nothing to do with low self esteem, i dunno why you'd even say that??
I guess it is an esteem booster... but its not like i had low self esteem to begin with...
Last edited by Roddy; 04-01-2007 at 12:33 AM.
True Roddy, while it may boost self esteem it doesnt mean you had low self esteem to start with. And if you do it to prevent burning during construction, it seems liek it would make sense, although you still are hurting yourself in the process.
Tanning just seems very cosmetic to me, nothing else.
And I hate it when girls slap on makeup... a little is ok but there is a limit.
So what if it boosts your self-esteem? Isn't that a good thing?
I really enjoy weightlifting, but it also makes me feel better about myself because I look much better than I used to when I was frail and skinny. And besides, no matter what they say, I'd guess that at least 95% of the guys on the site started to lift weights because they wanted to look better (with the other 5% being guys like Anthony who are heavily into GPP, Crossfit related stuff--but even then, they understand functional exercsing makes you look better too). And really, what's the problem with that? You say you do it because it makes you healthy? Well, I don't think anyone is going to tell you that gaining weight rapidly is healthy for you. Besides, weren't you saying not too long ago that you were disappointed that your chest hadn't grown? If your strength went up, then basically everything on your list was covered. Don't be a hypocrite, man.
When you're comfortable with how you look, you become more confident. Don't tell me you don't feel good when you're wearing new clothes, new shoes or you've just gotten a haircut. I will freely admit that my confidence is much higher than it was a year ago, before I had started to improve myself by weightlifting. If getting a tan for my ghostly pale skin will further show off what I've worked for, and help me look better, then I'm going to feel better about myself too. I have to congratulate you for feeling 100% confident about how you look, but not everyone shares that feeling, and it's insulting for you to look down on us like that.
Tanning once a week with a good lotion is probably never going to seriously affect your health. If you use a good bed plus good lotion you shoud only need to go once a week unless you're naturally very pale.
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Haircuts dont cause cancer.
I have nothing wrong with doing things to look better from haircuts, to new shoes and such, it only becomes an issue when you try to look good at the expense of your well being.
My chest strength didnt go up. It was at 100x8 to a 1 rep max of 175 in 6 months, not very good for newbie gains. I realized what my problem was and now after almost a month my chest strength is sky rocketing and some noticable size has come through.
When a person goes tanning they show that their health isnt as important as their looks (at least to me). I would never make that trade off. I wouldnt say I look down on people who tan, but it makes me think of their personality. Health for looks is never a good pay off, at least at the extent of tanning.
holy ****, this has turned into a big pissing contest. You guys wanna do a group hug too?
I might as well be hugging a group of bears considering the size of the people on this forum
In your OP, you simply asked (in a very condescending manner, I might add) if we only tan because we have low self-confidence. That's what I'm responding too, because it's that comment that made you sound like a prick.
But anyways, the only way I can really respond is by pointing out that there are plenty of things people do to enjoy their lives more, that aren't particularly good for them. Some of us go on bulks to put on muscle at a fast rate (yourself included) which isn't healthy. Some people drink alcohol, which isn't healthy. And also, as in this topic, some people tan.
The point is (as HahnB already mentioned) all of these things are fine in moderation. Dirty bulking to the point of obesity, getting drunk every night, and tanning until your skin looks like leather, obviously isn't going to be good for you, but if you practice moderation, the effects on your health will essentially be negligible.
But yeah, I'm going to have to go ahead and call you a hypocrite once again, because you're still overlooking the fact that YOU have made a trade off between your looks and health by going on a 45 lb bulk over a six month period. I can't help but think about what your personality must be like to want to do such a thing.
Last edited by Tofer; 04-01-2007 at 07:25 PM.
Who are you to know what moderation is?
And when your quite skinny to begin with the first bit of weight comes very easy. The first bulk of the weight came quick until I was about 160 from 140 (at 5'11). The rest after that came at 1 pound per week (some weeks I didnt gain any due to erratic eating cycles beyond my control).
The effects of gaining weight has many benefits as well including nutrients, strength, stronger bones, preventing injury...
I see non of this when tanning.