Do you fake tan?

UnknownGirl UnknownGirl
With all the research out there about how bad tanning is for you I'm absolutely amazed by how many orange people I see on a daily basis. I used to tan, but after reading about so my irrefutable studies and knowing people that have gotten melanoma I just can't bring myself to put my health at risk like that for the sake of vanity. So, I'd like to know: Do you fake tan and how often? Do you worry about skin cancer?
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I fake tan.
I do not fake tan.
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I have in the past, but no longer.
- Kira - , padmeamidala , Living Doll , indiglo
I worry that fake tanning might give me skin cancer.
- Kira - , invisiblehat , AwesomeAmanda , MsDrProfKitty , TrenchcoatHunters
I'm not worried that fake tanning might give me cancer.
I have gotten skin cancer and it's most likely due to tanning.
I am female.
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I am male.
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Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
I've never actually used any fake tanning method in my life but I have spent a lot of time in the sun. I had melanoma in high school. People don't realize how easy it is to develop skin cancer. I will never fake tan, the risks are just too great.
travelnurse travelnurse
I have occasionally gone to a tanning booth, but believe it or not I use it for a skin condition that I get. And it kills it with 5 minutes in a tanning booth.
FantasyFanatic FantasyFanatic
Honestly, I think people should stop acting like being tan automatically makes someone better or more attractive than someone who isn't. It lowers people's self esteem to the point where they risk skin cancer and waste money to lay in those stupid machines. And some would even prefer to be orange from that bottled "no-sun tan" crap, than to try to become comfortable in their own skin.
Occasionally, like during the summer, I just happen to spend enough time outside to get a light tan, but I'm not really an outdoorsy person during the rest of the year. So normally, I'm pretty white.
I was always made fun of in high school for it, but I never let it get to me. On the flipside, some people have even told me that my whiteness is an attractive quality.
I dunno, I just don't see the point of risking skin cancer and looking more and more like a leather bag as you age, when there is absolutely nothing wrong with pale skin.
Sorry for ranting, just had to get it out ;P
Supervixen Supervixen
Nope. I'm rather pale and okay with that. The tanning I have gotten in the past was from being out in the sun, but not without protection. When I'm outdoorsy, a tan shows up, but when I'm not, I'm fine with that. It's winter, for crying out loud!
solitudinarian solitudinarian
Nope. I like being pale.
Rossie Rossie
No, I don't want to be one of those orange people.
Gracie Gracie
I'm good being pale.
Trysexual Trysexual
I don't
ViVix ViVix
Originally posted by UnknownGirl
With all the research out there about how bad tanning is for you I'm absolutely amazed by how many orange people I see on a daily basis. I used to tan, but after reading about so my irrefutable studies and knowing people that have gotten melanoma ...
I don't. I just stay reflective white.
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
When you said "fake tan" I thought you meant spray on/rub on tanner. I guess you mean a tanning bed? Well, no to both. I do get tan, but it is not intentional. I just happen to spend a fair amount of time outside in the garden and taking the kids to school. If I *know* I'll be outside for a while, I put on sunscreen.

Fun fact: many decades ago there was a female celebrity (the name escapes me) that came back from a European vacation with a tan. Believe it or not, that's how the idea of tan=beautiful started. Before that, pale skin was thought to be more attractive.

Edit: It was Coco Chanel and she went to the French Riviera.
- Kira - - Kira -
I've done it before for very short periods of time. I've had a few moles that didn't turn out to be anything, but I certainly won't be in a tanning booth anytime soon after that. Plus I like being pale.
Rod Ronald Rod Ronald
I use to all the time. I haven't though in over eight years or so.
Living Doll Living Doll
I used to but I've since made peace with my porcelain skin.
invisiblehat invisiblehat
Nope, I don't. Putting myself at risk that way seems pretty stupid. Besides, my skin's pretty tan already.
WhoopieDoo WhoopieDoo
Too fair-skinned to tan. I don't like the tanned look anyway, so it's all cool .
Alyona Alyona
I do not fake tan.
Zandrock Zandrock
I do not
mlmac mlmac
I only fake tan when I know that I'm going on a tropical vacation in the middle of the winter.
llellsee llellsee
I don't, I'm pale and I stay pale
nikki0668 nikki0668
I do not fake tan. I prefer my blindingly pale skin.
Bleu Bleu
I'm black XD So fake tans are totally not in my future or past.
Kat and Aaron(aaron) Kat and Aaron(aaron)
No fake tan here.
Raymaker Raymaker
I'm hispanic so my skin just absorbs all the tan I ever need jrom any time I casually go outdoors. People should just be comfortable in their natural skin. Dark brown skin is beautiful, lily white skin is beautiful. Embrace it!
AwesomeAmanda AwesomeAmanda
i have never used a tanning bed. i have used like tanning spray that helps u tan and then laid out in the sun.
RedKyuubi RedKyuubi
dont fake tan
roskat roskat
I tried a spray tan once. It was too uneven and too yellow. Now I just embrace my pale skin.
MsDrProfKitty MsDrProfKitty
I don't fake tan. I don't because I don't want skin cancer and because I don't want to join the ranks of Oompa Loompas that are the sorostitutes on my campus.
darkr darkr
No tanning here
KinkyNicki92 KinkyNicki92
not a tanner
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