Finally the work can wait a little. You got a little vacation! It is a perfect chance to relax for a week or ten days! You call your friends; invite them with you with the hope of spending some wonderful time in a great company. You pack a bag, put it into a car and move straightly to the tourist destination closest to the sun and water.
The beach is within spitting distance, there is not a cloud in the sky and the sea is calling for you. You wear your swim suit and already you're starting to bake. Of course, you did not forget to take your sunscreen with you in order to have a smooth tan and not to get sunburn. The sand is so warm and pleasant that you forget about the time, eventually you go into the sea. The water is so warm and gentle. Everybody knows if you want to have a really good tan, you have to wipe your skin constantly. And after you get back to the beach. After a day of sun tanning the skin looks darker already.
You go to your room number to take a shower and get some rest. In the shower you take off your swim suit. And what do you see in the mirror? TAN LINES! Summer time's Public Enemy Number One! Seems like you're still wearing your trunks! But you are absolutely naked. Bummer!
So what are tan lines, besides a royal pain in the ass? These are the lines that separate tanned skin from white, which is usually under your swim suit or trunks. The complaints about tan lines is a very wide spread phenomenon among girls and even older women.
You are planning to go to a party to show your friends a beautiful, smooth tan, but tan lines on your neck and back or tan lines bikini won't let you wear a sexy mini skirt or pants on hips or a backless top. You have to hide these parts from other people's eyes.
What are the ways to escape this attention that can ruin the whole party, not to mention your sense of beauty? Of course, the first variant is to follow the example of nude tanners and give your body and skin total freedom. But this kind of sun tanning is not acceptable by many people and may be dangerous (as any other kind of sun tanning) if you do not control your time spent in the sun.
Another way to get rid of tan lines is to wear multiple kinds of swim suits so that different parts of body would get a possibility to be in the sun. There is one more variant - a backless patented swim suit designed by Elsa Schiaparelli. And tan lines bikini that alter the position of the straps so you get on your back and front in a different place each day. Another plus of this invention is that it has a built-in bra. This does not apply to you if you are a male. Hopefully you knew that without me pointing it out.
Of course, the industry also moves on to ease up our searching and offers different solutions. You may find in your city shops tanning towels that are very easy to apply by yourself at home. You may use indoor tanning. But the latter two variants won't give a long lasting effect without repeating the process at least twice a week. Oh, and one more solution - bikinis that are able to pass sunlight and ultraviolet through them.
What is most important is not going far away with your ideas and desires to get a perfect and long-lasting suntan.
Recently there have appeared some articles in newspapers about a new disease called "Tanorexia" - it's the uncontrolled desire to get a sun tan or any other kind of tan. Individuals who suffer from this do not care about their skin. They continue to damage it without any threat of skin cancer or any other problem. Mostly this disease is spread in the UK among young girls.
Well it goes without saying that the frustrating thing about tan lines is that you can see them. If you worry that much about tan lines than wear clothes that cover them up. Or indulge in nude sunbathing once or twice a week to balance out the sun on your body.
I promise I won't look.