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  1. Janelle | thenellybean says

    This is interesting and about time someone called us out on it! As someone who has always tanned very easily, I too bragged about my ability to do this and how I “hardly ever burned”. It’s a strange one, but I think a lot more can be done to promote healthy skin and keeping hydrated instead of being a certain colour to look “good”!

    • LauraJ says

      Yeah, I feel the focus should shift from caring about tanning to focusing on hydration and reaping the great benefits of not being out in the sun. I’ve recently noticed some white spots on my chest which probably occurred from all the times I thought my skin was invincible from sun damage.

    • LauraJ says

      I was so shocked as I was researching because I’ve never read about the possible dangers and side-effects before. xxx

  2. crystalsandcurls says

    THIS THIS THIS! I love a tan – I think it looks healthy, I love the feel of the warmth on my face and I feel like I look better a little bit darker. But I dont tan at all anymore because I when I worked as a fundraiser for cancer council I learned so much about how harmful it actually is for us and it’s kind of scary. 1 in 3 Aussies get skin cancer at some point in their lives and it’s all sun exposure xx

    • LauraJ says

      That’s shocking!! 1 in 3!! Everyone knows that tanning can create skin cancer and it’s anti-ageing, but because it’s so common to sunbathe and normal to go abroad and tan, it’s easy to overlook. It is scary how harmful it is – and how many people ignore the potential damage xx

      • crystalsandcurls says

        Yeah it’s a terrifying stat – there’s research that shows continuous exposure to UV year on year effects your skin too, so if you’re consistently tanning all the time… yikes. I like being more brown but not that much!xx

        • LauraJ says

          This has definitely pushed me to make sure I’m always wearing SPF outside and I’m not spending long times out in the heat. xx

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