Do you care about being tanned?

May 24, 2010 3:39am CST
I don't like be really white in the summer whilst in my bikini but I always put sun cream. What about you? And it is health or not ? They not good because is causes cancer but our body need witamin D the sun give it.
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9 responses
• Philippines
24 May 10
I don't care being tanned. It's summer anyway so you really can't avoid it. Lol. It's too just going out that you feel you're getting darker by the second. But i don't wanna be too white. I wanna have a fair complexion.
26 May 10
Yes in the summer you can avoid it , but you then be in some location white. so you will look like zebra lol and it isn't be look nice.
@Jaluke (677)
• United States
24 May 10
Well my skin is a slight olive color naturally. I'm never really pale. And while I don't go out of my way and freak out about being tan, I do like the way I look when I'm tan. I'm usually only ever tan during the summer though and I do it naturally. I'm not one to use tanning beds. And yes, you can get cancer from the sun, but there are so many ways to protect yourself from it. It's all about being smart.
26 May 10
You are luck to have olive colour naturally.But think if you will be really white you will not use tanning bed? It is nice be little brown.
@vanity666 (260)
• Spain
24 May 10
i don't like being tanned, my skin is very white and when i get i tan it won't suit me, my skin never gets an uniform-natural tan, i look like im dirty..so i prefer putting my sun cream and stay as i am, lol
@karen1969 (1788)
24 May 10
Sunscreen is vital, as skin is quite delicate against the sun's rays and with temperatures getting higher nowadays, everyone can get skin cancer if they don't look after themselves and try not to get sunburnt. I stay indoors as much as possible in the heat, but the usual advice is to wear sunscreen, wear a hat, ccarry water with you, sit in the shade and avoid the heat between midday and 2pm.
@megamatt (14327)
• United States
24 May 10
I am not the type of person who's tan is really going to improve their physical look to begin with. It would be putting like planting flowers on a large pile of garbage to be honest with you. A little sun is good and I might get somewhat of a tan if I am outside. I try and put some sun lotion on if I plan on going outside for a long period of time, for one simple reason. That is that when I go outside, I do not really tan that well. I tend to burn a lot. I have had very sensitive skin my entire life. So I try and limit the time I spend during the hottest part of the day. If I can, I keep covered and have lotion at the ready. So in the end, moderation is the key. Some people tan and others like me, well they burn really easily.
@manousina (118)
• Greece
24 May 10
Here we have sunny day almost all the year, so i am not very white. But i am very afraid of solar radiation. i always put on sun cream. It's not healthy doing sun therapy as we call it here in Greece. After years the effects of sun are visible at your skin. And of course cancer is the biggest problem.
@ronz30 (276)
• Philippines
24 May 10
No.. not really but sometimes other people make you insecure about your skin color because it seems like they want you to know that white is all that exist but for me it's no.. Black is beautiful right? so whether your white or black as long as your doing right there's nothing wrong about it. Be proud of what you have..
@daliaj (5689)
• India
24 May 10
I care about being tanned. I don't want tan. I have wheatish color and I am trying to become more fair by applying fairness cream. My husband is a white person and he wants to get tan. He was out in sun fishing for nine hours yesterday and he got enough tan. He is very happy about that, but it is not my cup of tea. I haven't gone for fishing yet because I don't want to get tan. I think it will be funny to go for fishing with an umbrella.
@redhotpogo (4419)
• United States
24 May 10
I know they say sun gives you cancer, but i've met alot of people that have been going to the beach, and getting tans in the sun, and they never got cancer. I think its probably more likely those people who go to tanning beds, and cook themselves. The ones that look like old baseball gloves. I like to be tanned. Not too dark. Just a nice tone. Of course I do use a little sun block lotion though. You want to tan carefully.