(Closed) What do you think of the trend of being as tanned as possible?

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Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club

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dalia88 : I think it’s ridiculous.

I get those comments ALL THE DAMN TIME! I was extremely self conscious in middle and high school. I got teased for my porcelian skin. I seriously wear the lightest foundations and makeup that most lines offer. I have freckles brown hair and blue eyes. I never was able to tan, I get burnt and I get more freckles… so tanning was never an option for me. Now, as I’m 26 I respond to those comments saying “I use sun screen because I value my skin” or “Every skin color is beautiful and I happen to be comfortable in my own skin”

I often get complimented on my skin being smooth and well hydrated and having even tones. So, when those same people that compliment me make those comments I remind them that my skin is beautiful because I care for it. That usually shuts them up.

Everyone has a different shade and we should all strut our own proudly!

ETA: SOOOO many people asked me while planning my wedding if I would get tanned or gave me sugestions on spray tan places and whatnot. My respons was “This is my skin color every day, why would my wedding day be any different? I want to actually look like myself, not someone else”

Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think it’s ridiculous. I live at the beach, and when I was younger I tried to tan with everyone else. Unfortunately I’m fair skinned, and it’s just not in the cards and I burn easily. Finally in my 20’s I embraced it. Calling me “Casper” is a running joke and I’m totally ok with it. I’m the one lathering on sunscrene and sitting under an umbrella at the beach….suits me fine. I always tell me girlfriends when we’re all 70 and they look like shoe leather I’m going to look 50. ๐Ÿ™‚

Meanwhile, being too tan actually looks BAD on camera – and I wish more brides would stop with the dang too much tanning. As a wedding photographer, I see some really horrible tans….and those colors do not look good in wedding photos. Primarily because most of my weddings are on the beach in full sun, but half the time brides with too much tan just look orange.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull

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dalia88 :  I’m fair skinned too, I really don’t think I’d suit being super tanned. 

I like to remind people that being pale used to be a sign of status; only those who had to work outside got a tan. I stick by this – I must have been royalty in a past life ๐Ÿ˜‰

We’ve just gotten back from Honeymoon, 2 weeks of sunshine and I’m barely a shade darker. I keep getting comments “How did you go to Hawaii and come back so pale?!” but I just brush them off. At the end of the day, I’m keeping my skin healthy and one day pale will be in again haha

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club

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stephisaur :  my mom always used to tell me that I’m the princess of the family because fair skin was a status symbol. LOL

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull

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MrsSapphire :  We can be royals together ๐Ÿ˜›

I forgot to mention, my hair is dark brown and I have Green Eyes. My Dad’s actually Italian but my brother got the Olive skin, I got my Mum’s English Rose lol

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Forget how it looks! THis trend is DANGEROUS and people don’t seem to care. Skin cancer has hit my family twice with tragic results, and we don’t even use tanning beds! I love that you’ve embraced your fair skin and hope others will learn to embrace their own color so this trend will finally die.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I’m in the UK so we don’t get a whole lot of sun and I’m very pale with naturally very dark hair (got a lot of ‘goth’ comments growing up.)  I was pale all the way through school when everyone else was desparate to get a tan.  Now I’m in my 30’s and look pretty much the same as I did in my early 20s where as the people who always laughed at me for being pale have faces that look like they’re sewn from leather.  Everyone looks better in their natural skin.  

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

I’m a ginger living in Florida, so….

I rarely go out in the sun and if I have to, it’s SPF 50 all over the place. Even with all the sunscreen and reapplying, I’ll probably still burn, so I just generally avoid the beach/poolside. In high school I used to care more about being so pale, I even used the tanning bed on the regular, but the only place that would tan was my stomach for some reason, lol. It looked ridiculous. I’ve embraced the white these days. 

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Bumble bee

Im late 20s, blonde hair, blue eyes, freckles, extremely pale skin (like Elle Fanning). I couldnt get a tan if you paid me and believe me as a teenager I used to try (and get burnt and fail). Now I embrace my natural skin and I wear factor 30 minimum when on vacation or out in the sun. Everyone makes a joke of my skin. I dont think they mean to be so insulting but its actually really mean. I brush off the comments and just remember that im keeping my skin healthy, the way it is supposed to be. 

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

Hah, I get the opposite of this!  I work outside and have done so for over a decade and people are always getting genuinely upset at me for being such a fair skinned person who works outside.  I wear a wide brimmed hat, and long sleeves to protect my skin.  I just love my outside job!  I definitely don’t have a tan though because I do everything in my power to protect myself from the sun! My arms and legs get some color by the end of the summer, but the rest of me pretty much looks like a marshmallow ๐Ÿ˜› 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

If anyone tells me to get some sun, I show them my scars from skin cancer and follow up biopsies.

That shuts them up real fast.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

I’m a pale and blonde person too. I like a light tan sometimes and get a spray tan for parties etc. That said for our wedding I purposely did not tan. It seems brides everywhere are and I thought staying pale and hopefully interesting would look more elegant in photos. I had good make up so didn’t look washed out or anything but I’m happy I made that choice. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

Ugh I hate that too! The entire world is like this! In societies where fair skinned people are common, majority wants to be tan. Then you go to Southeast Asia where everyone is tan but wants to be fair. No one is every happy with the way they look and it’s just sad:/ if you wanna tan, go for it! I just hate when other people comment on other people’s skin color. I get it often from people in Pakistan cause I’m tanner than my sister and people love to point it out. I just shrug it off cause I love my tan and I think it suits me. Hell I love wearing bronzer and looking even more tan ๐Ÿ˜‚ So yah I definitely think everyone should embrace their skin color and rock it!  

Post # 15
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Sugar bee

I think it’s ridiculous to think of a skin color as a status symbol no matter what (and to be actually taught this). But carry on.

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