Do you care about your skin getting darker when swimming?

swimming - swimming in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro
@secretbear (19448)
Philippines
April 24, 2013 12:51am CST
We went to the beach this weekend and I just really had a great time swimming in the sea! :p Puerto Galera in Oriental Mindoro, Philippines is a famous tourist spot for locals and also for foreigners. The sand was white and fine and there's a strip of small stones near the shore. The water was cool, crystal clear and calm. Even when the water was already deep, you can still see your feet in the sea floor. I never cared if my skin got darker. I actually forgot to put on sunblock before swimming. :p And when I finally remembered, I did not bothered to. :D And now, I'm reaping the results! My skin got so dark and it kinda stung a little when we got back home. But I didn't mind because I really enjoyed swimming! I kinda wished we stayed longer. :)
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@johndur (3052)
• Pasig, Philippines
25 Apr 13
well its okey to get tanned as long as you have enjoyed youre stay there. since my skin is already tan because of too much riding my motorbike i dont care enough if i get dark as long as i enjoy what i do.
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@secretbear (19448)
• Philippines
25 Apr 13
Good for you! I once got darker, too because of riding my scooter! :p
@johndur (3052)
• Pasig, Philippines
26 Apr 13
Its really fun to ride Scooters even if you get darker its worth it....lol
@FHKHKO (49)
• China
24 Apr 13
Oh! Philippines is a beautiful country. I'm really want to go to the philippines no matter what I do in there. I can learn English, sightseeing, and play with child. And most inportant thing is I love swimming too. Like you said, there are clean sea, blue sky. But it's too expensive to me. So I just can swim in the swimming pool.
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@secretbear (19448)
• Philippines
25 Apr 13
Where are u from? Lots of tourists from other countries visit our country because it's cheap here. Koreans, Americans, and other Asians flock here and study or tour.
@FHKHKO (49)
• China
25 Apr 13
I am from China, and there are some institutions of help you to go to abroad. But it's a little expensive. I will go if I have a chance.LOL
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@wolfie34 (26771)
• United Kingdom
24 Apr 13
That sounds like paradise! Unfortunately my skins doesn't get darker in the sun, because I have fair skin I have to be extremely careful about how long I expose my body to the sun, even with high factor sun cream. I have been badly burnt in the past so I know not to take any risks. I usually go pink or red in the sun, then it blisters and peels and hey ho it's back to being white again. Glad you had fun.
@drannhh (15219)
• United States
25 Apr 13
Darker is good, but burned is another thing altogether. Stay safe.
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@secretbear (19448)
• Philippines
25 Apr 13
Thank you, Drannhh. :)
• Philippines
26 Apr 13
Getting a tan is a normal part when your swimming. Personally, I dont care if I get darker because tan is the colour of summer anyways but putting a sunscreen is a must as it protects you from the harmful rays of sunlight.
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@secretbear (19448)
• Philippines
26 Apr 13
Yeah. Now I realized I should have put sunblock. Not to avoid getting dark skin but to avoid peeling off of skin. :p
@neelia27 (896)
• Philippines
25 Apr 13
Wow I wish I can also visit puerto galera I heard a lot of positive feed backs about the place.. anyways if that place is so beautiful I will not also mind getting darker skin I will swim a lot and will enjoy the place after all it is a rare time to be there and our skin will go back to its color again after a few weeks so I will not mind after all..
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@secretbear (19448)
• Philippines
25 Apr 13
You should go there this summer!
@youless (111982)
• Guangzhou, China
24 Apr 13
Although here people usully regard the people who have white skin are beautiful. But I am still not so worried about getting darker when I go out to swim in summer. I don't mind it. I think this is naturl. I don't even use the sunblock. If I am a person who s afraid of being dark, I shall not like the sunshine and outdoor activities
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@secretbear (19448)
• Philippines
25 Apr 13
Yeah. People who are so worried of getting darker will miss out the outdoor fun!
@surekharathi (14146)
• India
24 Apr 13
I dont know swimming and I heard first time skin will darker after swimming. But I want to know which care is necessary in hot season for skin. I am afraid from water because not know about swimming.
@secretbear (19448)
• Philippines
25 Apr 13
You should learn how to swim. It's fun. :) And u only get dark from swimming in the sea or lake when you're swimming under the sun for a long time.
• Malaysia
27 Apr 13
O yes... i do worried my skin gets darker when swimming, but i love swimming so much. Nowadays i choose to swim very early in the morning before the suns up or after rainy days or at night. If i have no choice i make sure i wear a swimsuits that would leave a sexy mark on my skin so i dont feel that bad.
@sishy7 (27169)
• Australia
24 Apr 13
I do, but not so much about looks. I care enough to always put sun block lotions when I am under the sun for a period of time for comfort and health reasons. It's not fun to get sunburnt, and it's better to prevent from having some skin diseases.
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@secretbear (19448)
• Philippines
25 Apr 13
Yeah. It's not fun to get sunburnt. My skin in my face is starting to peel off. :p
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@Bhebelen14 (5194)
• Philippines
24 Apr 13
I love to swim very much and the beaches too but most of the time before I go out to swim I always put sunblock to protect my skin. Like you I also do not mind if my skin gets darker because after all it's summer and most of the people has a dark skin because of swimming and sun bathing.
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@secretbear (19448)
• Philippines
25 Apr 13
Yeah, and after summer, the skin will always go back to its natural color anyway so it's okay to get dark for a while.
• Xiamen, China
26 Apr 13
Ho.Ho. I do not care if it just gets a little dark. Hah~ Skins that appears a little dark is kind of health. Right? And i love your sea! In my place, it's so dirty.
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