Hey BeautySweetSpot readers! I’m really excited, because I was given an incredible opportunity to share my “Confessions of a Tanorexic” story on an International level today: first in the New York Post and then in UK’s Daily Mail. However, the drama around the situation was a bit blown up for entertainment purposes, obviously. Headlines catch any of you?
As you know, I used to live in a tanning bed and have blogged about my confession back in May. I often credit my now healthy skin and paleness to my editors at my first job, where we practiced safe sun at Cosmopolitan. I literally say, they may have saved my life for if it weren’t for landing that gig and entering the beauty world, who knows, I may still be tanning.
The NY Post wrote my name as Jeanette, not Jeannine and also quoted me as saying, “If I didn’t practice what I preached, I would be shown the door.” Not true, I wouldn’t even say, “I would be shown the door,” even if that’s how it went down. I was never given an ultimatum or said that. It was simply an oxymoron for beauty writers to tan as I mention in my former blog posts and my editors, who were my mentors at the time were truly concerned for my addiction. If you read “Confessions of A Former Tanorexic,” then you know the story.
Still practicing what I preach here on BeautySweetSpot, I’m honored to have had the chance to tell the story of my tanning confession, what it was like to go through tanning withdrawl and how I’ve learned to embrace my new look. I believe that practicing safe sun is imperative, but like any addiction, tanning isn’t easy to quit.