Comment on Skin Colour is Not a Fashion Statement (And no, we won’t “get a tan…”) by Laura Hueto Puig.
As the proud and happy daughter of a dermatologist, I couldn’t be happier about this post. People just don’t seem to realize how DANGEROUS the sun is. My mother sees patients every day who are most likely going to DIE. And many of them are very young, in their 20s, or in their 30s, or even worse, in their 40s, married and with kids. And they die. So thank you for helping us spread the word out and make people realize that skin colour is not something you can play with unless you do it responsibly (with cosmetics). But I think the best thing would be to just, as you said, not consider it a ‘fashion statement’, to just embrace our colour and not endanger our health in order to change it.