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(July 12, 2007 by JeZz Send DollMail )
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Unless you live south of the Equator, summer is all about the sun. Outside sports and lying by the pool beckon to us as soon as the weather warms up, and it is very tempting to forget the sun block in favor of a "healthy tan." Resist the temptation though. There is no such thing as a healthy tan Ė at least from the sun. Summer is the most critical time to take care of your skin.

Sun Myths

There are some old myths about the sun and tanning flying around the refuse to die. Unfortunately, they are just not true and can actually hurt you if you happen to believe them. Get the truth about staying healthy in the sun and protect your skin now and well into the future.

Tanning is good for you.

This is wrong on so many levels. The sunlight may feel great on your skin, but if you let it tan you Ė even a little bit, you've just damaged your skin. A tan right now might not seem like a big deal because you don't see any damage, unless you burned instead of tanned, but believe me, it's there. The sun is incredibly aging.

The more time you spend with a tan (or a burn) the more likely you are to get wrinkles and spots. You also run a greater risk of skin cancer with every bronze glow. Of course, I know how tempting it is to not worry about it since you don't see anything except a great tan now, but believe me, it will show up sooner than you think and it won't be pretty.

You need a tan to be healthy

There is some truth to this, but it has almost nothing to do with the actual tanning. You DO need exposure to the sun for your skin to create Vitamin D, but there is no rule saying you need to tan to get that vitamin. In fact, ten to fifteen minutes in the sun twice a week is all you really need. If you're just dying to get your Vitamin D, go without sunscreen for ten minutes, and then lather it on. Of course, you also realize that ten minutes is probably how long it takes you to walk from your car to the mall and back, so there is really no excuse to not wear sunscreen.

Tanning in a booth is better for you.

Nope. Tanning in a booth is much, much worse than tanning in the sun. When you're in the sun, there is at least a vitamin that comes along with the skin damage, and occasional cloud cover or partial shade can help block some of the rays. Tanning in a booth is truly a "fake bake." You are baking your skin and hitting it with more UVA and UVB rays than you ever could just sitting in the sun. It's like skin damage in a can.

Tanning makes you prettier

You are pretty regardless of your skin color. The large variety of dolls here at The Doll Palace can show you that easily enough. You don't need a bit of extra color on you to stand out, but if you're just dying to look like you've been tanning, stick with a bronzing power or self tanner. That is the only way you can ever achieve a "healthy" tan.

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Posted On: April 25, 2009
People your regular skin is probaly fine. What ever happend to NATURALY pretty?
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Posted On: April 25, 2009
Firs of all, I burn instead of tanning becuase I'm fair skinned. So I NEED sunblock.

Too much tanning can you skin cancer, people and alabamablonde1 you think that you learn a lesson from what happend to your uncle. Prevent things that could harm you.

"If you took a pair of identical twins, let one get a gourgeous, bronzey tan and leave the other to be ghostly pale, I bet you most guys would say the tan girl was the prettier one."

Actually like I said I'm fair skinned, and I would probaly favor the pale one. And another thing tans DON'T make people look prettier alabamablonde1.

alabamablonde1 it is like your also trying to put in or heads that being tan is the only way to pretty.

Another thing is some people actually use fake tanners and you wouldn't be able to tell the difference as long as you use it right but it will take time people and you shouldn't use too much at one time or you will be orange.

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Posted On: August 15, 2007
A lot of people tan naked..

why the fuxck would you want to be tan?

i'm pale.

i liiike it.

* vampire *
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Jacksonville, FL
Posted On: August 11, 2007
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Sappington, MO
Posted On: July 19, 2007
luv the article!! the only thing is i get tan without trying, i dont lay out in the sun or go to the tanning places, apparently its the pygment of my skin (but i wear loads of sunblock!)
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Elkmont, AL
Posted On: July 18, 2007
Awesome post, SourLemons.

Your legs won't be wrinkly or spotty by the time you're a teen if you tan now. Maybe slightly spotty when you're in your 40s in youdo heavy tanning, and they probably wouldn't even start getting wrinkly by your 50s. That's why I hate articles like this, they make everyone so paranoid. Really, how to stay safe in the sun is to use common sense. If you have fairly light skin and you're going to Florida or Hawaii then you should wear a 30 proof sunscreen. You will still get tan, but you won't burn. Burning is really what's bad for you, anyway. If you have dark skin and it isn't use to intense heat, you should still wear a lighht sunscreen (8 or 15) because it will give you some protection and also moisturize your skin so you get a better tan.

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Groom Creek, AZ
Posted On: July 17, 2007
Ohh, thanks for the article! I'm going into Cheerleading and my legs are so pale, I was like, "I need a tan!" but thanks for this, 'cuz now I know that I don't want my legs having spots and wrinkles by the time I'm a teen. That would suck more than looking a little pale.

So thank you, and very impressive article!

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Posted On: July 16, 2007
Okay, first of all...if you are tan...that doesn't mean you do it ON PURPOSE! And also I think that tan people and pale people are BOTH pretty! I am TAN and BLONDE and I wear MAKE-UP but I'm not a SL*UT or a PRE*P! Stop bringing everyone down! And plus everyone is EXTREMELY worried about cancer! You need to GET A LIFE AND STOP WORRYING! Yes, you should be careful, but don't let your whole life get wrapped around it! Sometimes you need to take risks. Anyways, I use sunscreen alot. And even when I don't, I do not burn. It'll take a lot for me to burn. that's what I like about my skin. i can spend 3 days non stop out in the bland sun and not get even close to burning.

So that's just me and my opinion.

NOt trying to start a fight here.

Oh and what's so bad about tanning naked if people can't see you? I mean...I don't do it but I don't see a problem with it!


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New Zealand
Posted On: July 15, 2007
i said that im sorri to peoole that are naturaly tanned i mean i come from New Zealand and that is in the pasific and sometimes you can't help it but i try to wear sunbloc and also any body can be tanned so sorri
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New Zealand
Posted On: July 15, 2007
i totally agree with this u are soo right
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Kaneohe, HI
Posted On: July 15, 2007
Look,I tan and I'm not blonde.I'm a brunnette.It kinda ticks me off how everyone thinks only blondes tan!An another thing,yea,tanning is bad for ur skin in many ways.But still,no one holds a gun to ur head and says "Ur gonna tan today!"or "U'll stay in the sun till u get burnt!" I'm from Hawaii,and we really have no choice but to tan.Sorry to sound mean and all,but,i judt don't see wat the big problem is about tanning.
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New Zealand
Posted On: July 14, 2007
Hey i said that im sorri to people who are not like that and also i know lots of brunette girls that are pale and they are not nerdy and also im not tanned and im not nerdy but im not one of those fake blonde tanned short skirt skimpy top girls that you see around that wear way to much lipgloos and make-up and also if you want to go out side just make sure you wear sunbloc so you dont get sunburn and then you are less likely to get skin cancer
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San Jose, CA
Posted On: July 13, 2007
If a girl wants to tan let her really its noe of our buisness to interfere wit thier life regardless of what we think so if a person wants to "kill" themselves tanning then let them :rolle yes: : angryfire
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Pembroke Pines, FL
Posted On: July 13, 2007
Hehe. I'm black, and I thought I didn't have to worry about that kind of stuff. Until I spent one summer in Jamaica. Bright, all day sun, walking to the beach in the endless heat.

I didn't know I could burn- but my skin was almost the color of burnt toast by the end of vacation. Gross.
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Posted On: July 13, 2007
alabamablonde1, I think that the pale girl would look prettier, why? Because she looks natural. Its like if you eat a lot of junk food now, it catches up with you in about 10-20 years. Same with tanning, it catches up to you and if your not carefull, then you could end up getting skin cancer.
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