I am an Italian girl with light olive skin. I tan really well and look fabulous with a bronzed glow, but skin cancer concerns are always on my mind when it comes to soaking up the UV rays.
Back in high school, I would hit up the tanning bed once or twice a week. When I laid out in the sun, I would use a dark tanning oil with no SPF. I was tan, and always got lots of compliments.
I crave the sun, the warmth, the vitamin D and the gorgeous glow. After having kids though, my mindset has changed. I do not want to get skin cancer and risk dying, leaving my boys without a momma, all for vanity's sake.
I have spray tanned once. It was a $35 session and I was slighly darker (just enough to even out the skin tone) for just a few days. So not the same. I have also tried a couple random tan-in-a-can products with no such luck.
So help me out girls! What are your views and opinions on tanning? What is your method of getting some color? What products do you use (no matter what tanning method you prefer) to achieve your desired look?