Monday, August 11, 2008

An even tan

One of the things I will have to get used to here in Cayman is my perpetual tan that is deemed to follow me year round, which is not so much of a problem, except it is. The tan lines, that is. It gets worse when you’re three different shades all over. At least in Bermuda I had a bit of a reprieve during the winter, since it was too cold to swim and of course snorkel, it was naturally too cold to get a tan. Besides the winter sun in Bermuda was not nearly as strong as in the summer.

Which brings me back to Cayman. Because I love snorkeling I am afraid my back will never lose it’s uneven tan. We all know how sunblock is only ever effective in keeping the harmful UVA-B rays off our skin, but not that tan (although one of my friends seems to think otherwise). To which I have to say that North America markets products that give you tan that one so desperately wants. There is much demand for this. Why would they create a product that blocks out any sort of tan? There's no market for that kind of product in North America. For that she’ll have to go to India where bleaching lotions are all the rage now. Anyway, getting back to my tan line of a problem. How do I fix this? I think I just may have my answer. Enter the diver's suit, or the top half of a diver's suit anyway. I’m going to invest in one and don it on every time I’m out snorkeling and in a few months time, I shall let you know how I made out. Tan lines, they're about to be begone!


fortyfiveminutes said...

I'd say just go topless :)

bichonpawz said...

Sounds like a good plan to me! Oh, it must be difficult to deal with SUCH problems...LOL Glad you are enjoying your new life in the Caymans.

ZenDenizen said...

Does Fair & Lovely even really work? I've seen it at the Indian grocery stores (in North America) but I know I'll turn into a vampire in about a month naturally anyway, haha. said...

45Mimutes: That would only be legal in Toronto!

BichonPawz: Yeah...the woe that is my life!

Zen: I bet that Fair & Lovely has so many toxins that you can bet is not approved by the FDA! For all we know, they're smuggling it in!