(Closed) Who else wants to say "EFF YOU" to the obsession with tan skin?

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 107
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10451 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

It does annoy me when I come back from some vacation and people comment how I’m not tanned. Honestly, GOOD. Less wrinkles and leathery skin for me, thanks. 

Post # 108
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1310 posts
Bumble bee

I’m Asian and we like to be pale.  Well, most of us – many of my fellow Asians-who-grew-up-elsewhere like to tan, but I just don’t.  I turn a gross shade of green, and I tan in splotches, and I’d just rather not age prematurely!

SO is a fluorescent white boy.  Since I’m fair-medium, our kids are probably going to be pretty pasty too, LOL.

Post # 109
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140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@spoiledvamp27:  

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@Minae:  

 

Minae- hold fast and don’t budge on how you want to look

 

Vamp- you look like a Titan painting- absolutely stunning.

Contrary to the perception of the “Bronzed Aussie”, in Australia for the past 20 years it is very uncool to be super tanned unless you are an actual surfer.  The sun is so harsh here my Mum and Brother have both had skin cancers removed (arm and chest) even though they both cover up and use sunscreen. 

 

In Oz, a tan can mean risking your life.  It’s scary.  A lot of girls fake it, I usually do if I am going on a beach holiday but am staying an English rose for my wedding.

 

Post # 110
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395 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

ive been tanning in sun beds and outside for probably 7+ years and I will eventually stop but I know for a fact i dont look good pale. dark hair and eyes. i dont do it to fit in or anything.. I just FEEL better tanned. I dont think its that big of a deal. were all going to get wrinkles anyways. and when I do im sure ill just buy a wrinkle cream like so many others LOL

Post # 111
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2167 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Minae:  I like being tanned. Just a personal choice. There are plenty of gorgeous fair skinned women out there. I don’t see a huge amount of pressure to be tanned these days.

Post # 112
Hostess
11164 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

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@aggie2010:  There seems to be a lot of assumptions that tan girl = doomed to cancer, which isn’t really fair.

I agree.
 
I am VERY tan after a summer of outdoor volleyball. It happens every year. I wear 100 SPF and reapply throughout the day and yet here I am in my tanned skin glory. My skin tans easily regardless of my efforts to protect myself. That doesn’t mean I am more prone to cancer it just means my descent is that of the olive complexion.
 
I do not agree with tanning beds (horrible for you, sorry ladies) or going out without the proper sunblock. Spray tans are fine, not hurting anyone, and if you happen to tan naturally after the necessary application of sunblock well good for you.
 
There are ways to safely be tan and then there are dangerous ways to tan. However, you cannot lump tanning into the BAD category altogether.

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