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Old 12-26-2013, 02:57 PM
 
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I love getting a tan myself. I think it looks healthy and gives a natural glow.
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Old 12-26-2013, 03:04 PM
 
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LOL in my grandmother's day... the whiter that chest appeared the better. as in France they used powder etc to look WHITE-clean unblemished,, now since we got the California fever some years later, (from movies) ,,, tan is in. What is funny though- naturally tanned folks lose out to "el cream puff" so, tan is about sexy bathing suits and tan lines nothing more,
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Old 12-26-2013, 03:07 PM
 
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*raises hand* Pasty, pale, skin-cancer FREE, wrinkle FREE, happy chick here....
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Old 12-26-2013, 03:12 PM
 
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Gosh, why does everyone here say that tan people will get skin cancer.

I am tan. I grew up in southern India. There was no way for me to avoid being tan. Will I die early of skin cancer and be ugly looking with wrinkles all over BECAUSE I am not pale. That sounds kind of illogical to me. I like sunlight and am inclined to spend some time outside when its sunny. The below freezing cold and gloom (like today) gives me headaches and feels miserable. I cant live in a freezing cold overcast environment for long. According to what some people say on this thread, it looks like I will have to move to Anchorage to avoid getting "skin cancer" .
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Old 12-26-2013, 03:23 PM
 
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Gosh, why does everyone here say that tan people will get skin cancer.

I am tan. I grew up in southern India. There was no way for me to avoid being tan. Will I die early of skin cancer and be ugly looking with wrinkles all over BECAUSE I am not pale. That sounds kind of illogical to me. I like sunlight and am inclined to spend some time outside when its sunny. The below freezing cold and gloom (like today) gives me headaches and feels miserable. I cant live in a freezing cold overcast environment for long. According to what some people say on this thread, it looks like I will have to move to Anchorage to avoid getting "skin cancer" .
Because they are uneducated.

The truth is that because you are naturally tan, you are LESS LIKELY to suffer from skin cancer, wrinkles, blisters and burns due to exposure to the sun. You're skin is more resilient to the sun's harsh impact.

However, don't take this to mean that you are immuned to these conditions. You can still get burned or get skin cancer with excess exposure to the sun.

The more pale you are, the more susceptible you are to skin cancer, wrinkling, etc. due to the sun.
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Old 12-26-2013, 03:38 PM
 
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I have a suspicion that the real brainwashing is this message of "stay out of the sun!", "the sun is baaad for you!", "don't leave your house without covering yourself in SPF 100 and a wide brimmed hat!"

If the sun is sooo bad for me why do I look like I'm about to die every winter and look like the picture of health every summer?

Human body only requires 15 min of full on exposure a day for Vit D! Skin tan due the fact it burning and trying to protect itself........
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Old 12-26-2013, 03:53 PM
 
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Human body only requires 15 min of full on exposure a day for Vit D! Skin tan due the fact it burning and trying to protect itself........
Actually skin tan is a healthy response to sun exposure. It is not a result to your skin burning.
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Old 12-26-2013, 04:14 PM
 
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Gosh, why does everyone here say that tan people will get skin cancer.

I am tan. I grew up in southern India. There was no way for me to avoid being tan. Will I die early of skin cancer and be ugly looking with wrinkles all over BECAUSE I am not pale. That sounds kind of illogical to me. I like sunlight and am inclined to spend some time outside when its sunny. The below freezing cold and gloom (like today) gives me headaches and feels miserable. I cant live in a freezing cold overcast environment for long. According to what some people say on this thread, it looks like I will have to move to Anchorage to avoid getting "skin cancer" .
If your naturally dark you have more pigmentation, so your chances are lower to none, because you do actually tan...Those of us who are of a white European tend not to tan but burn first, before we can achieve a tan......The lighter the eyes the less pigmentation you have, your chances of skin cancer do go up! I have a lot European bloodlines Portuguese, French , Italian and Jewish..Even tho I have dark hair my eyes are green and I'm fair skined, I burn before I tan....So I don't sunbath, thankful I never did, because at 50 my skin has no deep wrinkles or age spots, my chest still looks very young, as women get older that where the sun damage really takes it toll, chest & neck, so I take great care to protect it, sunscreen of 80 and large hat, I keep my arm cover as well....To look healthy get that natural glow can be achieved through drinking a lot water a healthy diet and working out, this well give you a glow....

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Old 12-26-2013, 04:20 PM
 
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Actually skin tan is a healthy response to sun exposure. It is not a result to your skin burning.

Tanning & Sun Exposure

Some people think having a tan gives them a "healthy glow." But a tan really shows that the skin is trying to protect itself from sun damage. Sun damage can lead to premature aging (wrinkles!), eye damage, and skin cancer. Even "indoor tanning" is not without risk.

Tanning beds and lamps can expose you to even more harmful ultraviolet (UV) light than the sun does. And tanning products such as "self-tanners,"sunless sprays, and pills can expose you to additional risks, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Before you try to get a tan, you should learn how and why our skin tans.....Read More:...


http://www.pamf.org/teen/health/skin/sun.html
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Old 12-26-2013, 04:43 PM
 
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Tanning & Sun Exposure

Some people think having a tan gives them a "healthy glow." But a tan really shows that the skin is trying to protect itself from sun damage. Sun damage can lead to premature aging (wrinkles!), eye damage, and skin cancer. Even "indoor tanning" is not without risk.

Tanning beds and lamps can expose you to even more harmful ultraviolet (UV) light than the sun does. And tanning products such as "self-tanners,"sunless sprays, and pills can expose you to additional risks, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Before you try to get a tan, you should learn how and why our skin tans.....Read More:...


http://www.pamf.org/teen/health/skin/sun.html
Exactly. Skin tanning is a healthy response from sun exposure to protect itself from skin damage. It's not the result of skin burning as you suggest. Thanks for supporting my point.
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