So......we all know that artificial sunlamps are bad for your skin. I got the full effect of this notion last weekend and will never make this mistake again. This is quite an entertaining story so hopefully it will give you a little laugh..haa...
At my house we have a facial tanner because the dermatologist suggested it for acne. Well...i was breaking out pretty badly so I was like "hey, i'm gonna try this out" MISTAKE. I sat in front of this thing for a total of like 20 minutes without eye protection (stupid) and everything is fine until I woke up the next morning and couldn't even recognize myself!
My face and eyes were sooooooo swollen. I could barely open my eyes (fluid had accumulated under my eyes and nasal sinuses). I looked like I had gotten botox injections in my lips because they were swollen as well. I thought the only way to wake up to a swollen face was by having a massive binge the night before...I was WRONG!!!!
So, my face is still swollen after two days..I woke up this morning looking like an idiot again...haa the swelling subsides after a few hours but it was bad enough that I had to skip my first class.
Moral of the story: Don't ever make not wear eye protection if you go tanning...and bulimia isn't the only thing that causes swelling/bloating of the face!
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