There’s a saying among the women in my family, “Tan fat looks better than white fat.” Well, tanning season is upon us and there are a few things to remember when tanning your fat.
The sun can dry you up and make you look like a prune.
Old tan skin looks like leather. Didn’t you see There’s Something About Mary?
Sun damage can cause skin cancer in your later years.
The sun can dry out your hair, too.
Exfoliate BEFORE tanning, not AFTER. Trust me, it really hurts after.
A good self-tanner is worth its weight in gold.
Spray tanning can be a good thing. See your dermatologist for a recommendation.
Be sure to wear a good sunblock if you do go out in the sun. Don’t forget about the kids’ skin, too. Be sure to cover their lips, ears, and underarms with sunscreen, not just the obvious places. And, if you are really ticked off at your husband, make some nice artwork with sunscreen on his back. It sure will give you a chuckle later when the rest of his back gets pink.