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All of the women in my new office love fake tan, I've yet to see the appeal. Do any of you use it?
Think my ex used it.
I've never dated a full on tango face though.
of filtering people into dumb people and not-dumb people.
I'm not prejudiced though, which is a completely different thing.
if they are then expect them to be taking long term sick leave very soon
why do people hate their skin tone?
having natural red hair and knowing i look tragic with tan (had to wear for a wedding) there are girls at work that keep informing i look pale and need a tan to look healthy, they themselves insist they wouldn't be caught dead without tan, even when they're about to pop a baby out they still need their tan
fake tanning is ALL about peer pressure
sad but true
as 'cultural normativity' or something
the former is kids doing things they don't want to do so they won't get bullied. i'm not sure i buy the idea that most women who wear fake tan (or loads of makeup, or trashy clothes, or any of the other things that 'peer pressure' is often applied to) secretly hate it and are just terrified of being ostracised by their peers; the way that people internalise cultural norms is more subtle and complex than that
it's great how often the people who get disgusted by cultural trends towards over-the-top 'fakery' are the same people who are repelled by a bit of body hair or a face with no makeup. cos peer pressure's only bad when it's a different peer group to yours, innit
if there are different groups with different ideas of 'cultural normativity' then within each group there is peer pressure to conform to the group norm no? Peer pressure is more complex than suffering to avoiding bullying
I don't think I've ever seen a group of young folk out on the jolly in which there is a mixture of fake-tanned and non fake-tanned within a specific gender.
I know this is not a scientific study but it seems clear in my city at least that the natural tanners, the fake tanners and the too scared to go outdoors types are 3 distinct groups each operating within their respective subcultural norms re; clothing choices, music choices etc.
but saying something is 'ALL about peer pressure' evokes an image of people reluctantly doing something they don't really like in order to fit in, rather than enthusiastically embracing particular cultural aesthetics. obv the latter is often still, on some level, about 'fitting in' with particular groups, but no more so than any other aesthetic, including the more universal ones like wearing makeup. would you say makeup is 'ALL about peer pressure'? clearly for some women it is, but for many more it's something they've come to enjoy through a combination of internalised norms and aesthetic preference
always feels a little patronising and reductive
is sort of due to kids having internalised the values of society at large, though?
it's just that the cultural norm of a tan = healthy/sexy/attractive still requires the additional pressure of the peer group to translate into going to the trouble and expense of purchasing and applying skin dyes etc. .. and it DOES seem to be done in groups
perhaps make-up started out this way too before it became a more universal/societal norm among industrial nations - it was only a few generations ago after all that the 'painted lady' was, if not explicitly a prostitute then certainly someone of low or loose moral standing.
but I digress
the same people get that Brazilian straight hair (formaldehyde being a main ingredient) so whatever is in tan is not gonna scare them :/
truth me told, i wish i was black.
I used to use the odd sunbed, havent in years. Now i use a faint DIY, tan. I dont do it for any other reason than, i think i look better when im not completely see through white. I look nicer standing in a pair of pants when i have a bit of colour.
Its got fuck all to do with magazines or what friends have said. For me anyway.
ive not tanned in quite a while.
dying your skin. ya bunch of weirdos.
i think i could benefit from a touch more colour to my face (i always look ill) but feck it, it's a weird ass beauty expectation that i am not into. I ALREADY SHAVE AND PLUCK MY MONOBROW WHAT MORE DO YOU FUCKERS WANT FROM ME?
don't think it looks that bad. better than giving yourself skin cancer i suppose.
a lot of women seem to be into both and the latter is definitely a cancer risk.
and the pressure there is to get whiter skin, not darker. Obviously lot's of money is made from skin whitening, and then here from fake tan. The skewed way in which we look at ourselves and what is beautiful is fucked. It's horrible really, but all to make fat $$$$$$$$'s.
Fake tan is bullshit mind.
They probably wouldn't refer to it as 'pasty internet addict' but they were 100% about wanting to be white of skin colour.
It was different advertising, not like a happy medium. It was also related to status (I should be specific I guess in that this was when I was in the Philipines) in that the more white (or better white, if that makes sense) you are then it shows you have done well, and married well. (This is relating to females).
Leave them alone, it doesnt matter
The only supermarket within 5 miles of my flat is waitrose. I've fucking made it alright
Life's A Beach
(which does body piercing as well)
if you are pale i will date you
i dont think you'd date her.
I look odd with a tan anyway and fake tan is usually too orange and it fucking stinks.
Was terrifying, thought I was getting jaundice
'english rose' i like to call it.
never use fake tan, can't be bothered, can't afford it, wouldn't want to put it on my face so putting it on my body would look weird but mostly, can't be bothered. i think a little fake tan is ok, makes legs look thinnner, i'd like a little tan on my legs.
i really enjoy when my freckles come in, in the summer.
tans are weird. don't worry about it
i brown easily and I generally look fantastic as it is.
like a newly painted fence.
the only tan i've ever had took 12 months of living in the southern US and it last 4 days back in the UK :d
I think you're in the clear!
i personally look fucking stupid with a "tan" unless it's natural (read: off-white). what suits people varies but really, i just think go with what nature gave you.
i would look stupid
Yes. Of course I would use it.
Totally hilarious that some of you think that fake tan use is synonymous with stupidity. Delicious irony.
but I'm no good at remembering to put it on. I have a nice bit of colour and my freckles are on full-on attack after a week in serbia. We were mostly nocturnal while we were there, so only went to the beach for a few hours on sunday, and spent much of that in the shade, but I DO love the feeling of heat on my skin. LOVE it. I think i've gone right off on a tangent, yes I have, haven't I.
i know exactly what you mean about heat on skin. that does feel great. i have no interest in getting a tan though. it's a fine line
Don't understand why it is de-rigeur for any man who appears in Dancing On Ice or Strictly Cum Dancing to look like they've been tango-ed. Robbie Savage looked a nob with a spray tan.
monobrow, hairy minge, BO etc.
covering your entire body in a liquid that makes it a slightly different colour is, lets be honest, ridiculous