This is my next venture on my opinionated topics and I must admit this is coming from a Jewish/Irish girl who either burns or freckles whenever she steps outside. Some of you might think I’m just jealous but I guarantee that is not the case although I think there was some jealousy as a teenager.
First I want to explain that I’ve gotten used to being around a lot of friends who enjoy tanning and at the ripe age of 29 I’m fine with that, I usually just bring an umbrella or sit in the shade. If you want to go and bake in the sun it’s completely your choice so I’m not trying to tell anyone what to do.
I remember as a teenager I used to hang out in the sun with my friend DS as she’d slather on baby oil and bake all day long. She was Italian and had skin that nearly begged to be browned. Of course by just sitting next to her (no matter how much sunblock I used) I would burn to a crisp.
I used to be jealous just merely for the fact that I was the only one who couldn’t get real bikini lines and felt left out as I always do. Then I started to occur to me that baking in the sun like that would only end up drying up your skin as you got older. Nothing about that seemed like a good thing but then that is not what most of us think about when we are young.
I used to think tan was beautiful and pale was sickly, but I don’t believe this to be true anymore. I think a light freckled skin is beautiful and classy. I think the more tanned you get the more all your features are dulled and don’t get me started on how bad I think a blond looks with skin darker than their hair.
What is it about tanning? Why do people think it’s so beautiful? I think honestly, it looks dried up and more people should just take care of their skin. If not, that’s fine, I’m ok with being the only one with healthy skin and no skin cancer in my sixties 😀
Some people have an issue with the rules of my Comment Contest but I think he’s just got a crush on :avitable: and wants him to win every month.Ã‚Â He’s also just grumpy that he never comments enough to get a smilie :robin: