Comment on Skin Colour is Not a Fashion Statement (And no, we won’t “get a tan…”) by Diane.
THANK YOU, Amber! I find it ridiculous how a tan is now considered mandatory while and pale white skin is considered ugly. I’ve got dark hair and pale skin and I’ve been told I don’t look very tanned when returning from holiday before… I always think, why should I?
I’m not sure everyone has grasped that it’s not possible to tan “safely” – any skin darkening is a sign of skin damage, and could be carcinogenic. As for fake tan, it can give a nice glow, but it’s a lot of effort, and I can’t be bothered. And that’s OK 🙂