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Old 12-26-2013, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Kennedy Heights, Ohio. USA
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I read somewhere that tans became popular in the 1930's because the rich started doing it. It became sorta like a status symbol to display that a person was financially well off because they had much leisure time to lay in the sun by the beach as opposed to the working class who were pale because they had spend most of their day working in factories or other enclosed places. In prior ages when the majority of people were farmers working outdoors pale skin was a status symbol people tried to achieve because it was synonymous with wealth in society.
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Old 12-26-2013, 04:52 PM
 
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I think as far as skin cancer goes it is all about your genes. Some people are built to be outside in the sun and others are not. Thankfully I seem to have inherited some very tough genes from my parents in this regard.
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Old 12-26-2013, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Buxton UK
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I must be an exception - I like very pale china white skin, hate it when such women get a "tanned" look.
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Old 12-26-2013, 06:00 PM
 
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It doesn't.
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Old 12-26-2013, 07:19 PM
 
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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.
Tanning is how the skin trying to protect itself...Like anything in life, to much of a good thing can harm you...As for myself, I'll avoid sunbathing, I have to many friends / family who baked themselves, few pay with their life's, three to Melanoma , the other 's have skin damage....
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Old 12-26-2013, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Why does tan skin look so much better to us?

Tan skin makes imperfections, like cellulite, less noticeable.
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Old 12-26-2013, 08:19 PM
 
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I have moderately fair skin and I think people look best with a natural glow from being in the sun occasionally. I think the tanning bed all over tans look really fake and weird, but having a light tan from a weekend at the beach or spending time outside looks nice.

I like having a tan because I have light grey eyes with some green and blue and waist length dark brown hair. So I think having a nice natural tan makes my eyes stand out more.
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Old 12-26-2013, 08:26 PM
 
Location: USA
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A tan hides a multitude of sins.
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Old 12-26-2013, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Aliso Viejo, Orange County, CA
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Is it brainwashing by the media? Is it natural instinct? What is it about tan skin that makes humans so much more attracted to it than pale, when it may not even be healthy??
Maybe because tan is one of the earth tones? It's certainly healthy when it is natural, and people with darker skin tones don't wrinkle as fast, have less sagging, and are also less prone to developing skin cancer.
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Old 12-26-2013, 10:42 PM
 
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If your tan is a natural thing, for your type, im sure it looks good on you.
I agree that some natural healthy glow is desirable. Even if its a rosey color, on white skin.
Hense: kissed by the sun.
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