Friday, July 14, 2006

I hate those FUGLY...


TAN LINES!!!! The summer weather has been perfect beach weather. We've been mostly in the high 20's and low 30's lately, and lemme tell ya, that seriously warrants frequent trips to the beach!!!

I teach from 9AM-12Pm and again at 1PM to 3PM, and after lessons, we're off to the beach or pool. The students have had the option of going hiking, horseback riding, or to the museums, but the beach has been their activity of choice. With my two little neices and my students in tow, we swim and bake in the sun all afternoon long.

Now, I've got hideous bathing suit tan lines :( For swimming, I love racer backs, so I've got this funky T-line on my back. Waaah! Any solutions???? Any recommendations on good sunblocks/sunscreen??? Help!!

8 comments:

cara said...

lucky you! wish i could get to the beach everyday! glad your students are enjoying their stay. for no tan lines why not try a strapless bathing suit? not ideal for swimming laps, but you won't get those strap lines!

t said...

Au Naturel works! No tan lines! LOL But I guess you can't do that if there's tonnes of people around!

Anonymous said...

NoAd SPF30 waterproof/sport. Cheap and good.

Jill said...

I use Coppertone sport spray, quick and easy to apply. I do not let myself tan at all..so no lines on me!! I used to use self tanner (also no lines) but these days I like to promote skin that is healthy. Tanned skin is not healthy, and fake tanning just glorifies an unhealthy trend that I don't think should be glorified.

That said, I know some people just cannot avoid getting some king of tan if they are outside a lot...I like the idea of a bandeau bathing suit.

Chrissy121875 said...

Yeah, I know...I try to be extra careful when outside in the sun. I am so afraid of skin cancer and advanced aging from the sun (don't want wrinkles!)...but I AM a water baby and just LOVE swimming and being outdoors. Too bad there's no way to enjoy the outdoors without the harsh effects of the sun!

Anonymous said...

Hmmm...agree and disagree. I am a self-professed sun worshipper. I am a very active person and thoroughly enjoy the outdoors. I think a nice bronzed appearance looks healthy, rather than a ghostly white appearance like someone who never ventures outdoors or takes part in outdoor physical activity.

I make sure my kids are always wearing sunblock, hats, and that they are not in the sun in peak hours. They cover up when the sun is harsh and I make sure they're always hydrated and that there's shade if they need it.

I don't think being tanned is totally unhealthy. Everything in moderation. One has to be careful, but it's not necessary to avoid the sun all the time.

Like Jill said, I too like the idea of the bandeau bathing suit. Very nice! Hard to keep up with the kids in the water though! Hahaha!

tammy said...

I use Coppertone Sport but I like the smell of Hawaiian Tropic products. Coppertone's a good brand. Not greasy or stinky. They have Coppertone for Kids too.

Jill said...

I think a nice bronzed appearance looks healthy, rather than a ghostly white appearance like someone who never ventures outdoors or takes part in outdoor physical activity.

It may look healthier, but it isn't. I am that ghastly white girl...however I go for walks with my daughter every night, go for walks on my lunch break a few times a week, and do out side activites every weekend. I absolutely venture out-doors, but I protect my skin and stay white as snow all summer long, and am proud of it even if you don't think I look healthy. The whole idea that being tanned looks healthier is the reason I no longer fake tan, because it isn't. Tanning=cooking your skin. Not healthy. Hopefully society will eventually catch up and glowing skin will no longer be equated with healthy skin while I am assumed to hide inside all summer.

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