Tuesday, June 14, 2011

To Tan or Not To Tan?

Ahhh... the question of summer.  I don't intentionally tan due to the risks involved, nor do I use any self-tanners.  I've never been to a tanning salon.  But by the end of the summer, I always manage to get a couple of shades darker. 

See my 'watch line' lol:

I use bronzer on my face occasionally, but that's about as far as I go.  For me, I don't find a tan important.  I see both tanned and untanned skin as beautiful, and healthy skin the most beautiful of all!

I think if I were to try a deliberate tan, I would go with a self-tanning product.  I noticed they have several options to choose from besides sprays and creams.  The gradual tanning method would seem more logical to me, although I have never tried it myself. 



How about you?  Any self-tanning products in your cabinet? 


  1. I am very pale (NC10-15) and while I like my porcelain skin, I also sometimes like to look healthy, slightly tanned (esp in summer).

    I use gradual tans and they do their job really well (just a bit of a glow and a very natural looking tan)


  2. i think you'll look nice with a tann since in your picture the part of your skin that is tanned, looks like its glowing~~~but i agree with you a healthy skin is the most beautiful~~~


  3. I don't self-tan but after reading this post:


    I might need to try that stuff!!

  4. Personally, I don't tan purposely, and I definitely don't use self-tanners, since I've read enough evidence to convince me that the DHA in self-tanners inhibits the body's ability to make Vitamin D, which is important for cancer prevention. The little bit of sun I try to get everyday (without burning, of course) seems to be enough to give me a nice glow ;)