Monday, April 23, 2012

"T- The Tanorexics"


22 comments:

  1. LOL! I have seen some of those. They are usually coming up to me and telling me I am too pale (Natural redhead of course I can't tan). I am afraid to see them when they get older.

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  2. This unfortunately is true...I tried to get a sprayed on tan once and it was a disaster...
    Happy A - Z challenge.

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  3. I'll never forget the fifteen-year-old baked to an orange, wrinkled bulldog look that was not pretty. I'm proud to be a ghost (except the stuped sun freckles, of course). Fortunately for my girls, their dad's skin is so dark they have a year-round natural tan. Do they appreciate it? Not really. But it will keep them out of tanning booths.

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  4. This is so funny. I use good old Coppertone (spf 50) when I leave the house. I don't want to look like a leather glove when I get older:) Great advice.

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  5. We have them too.
    They look like dehydrated leather.
    Or Turkey Jerky!
    They are at least good for a laugh.
    HMG

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  6. LOL! I'm Middle-Eastern so my family is all olive-skinned, but I find it funny that people in the West do so much to get a tan. Over here, people are dying for lighter skin.

    Everyone always wants what they don't have.

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  7. LOL funny post! You're right...they are everywhere. Spooky isn't it? Always have to wonder what they do when they get a blemish that needs covering up? I somehow doubt they make a foundation in that shade! ;)

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  8. it is so weird how people are so obsessed with the tan--my daughter had this friend that was going to loan her a special dress, but she said "you have to be tanner to wear it"

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  9. Here lately I just keep seeing ppl who are over baking in the tanning beds and wondered WTH especially at the dress shop when I swear I thought at first she was a mannequin. I don't think ppl really know how harmful all that is. I never went to a tanning bed, but have sun damage and freckle spots.

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  10. And why do these people think it's attractive? It makes me look older and wrinkly. Crazy

    Laughed at the photo. Good post for letter T

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  11. I can see it being an addiction so far as tanning being what relaxes a person, but that's about it. I hate seeing orange people. Especially because it is so bad for your skin to constantly be exposed to that much UV light.

    Great post, really got me thinking!

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  12. I definitely think it's an addiction. What I don't understand is why their family members and friends allow them to continue fake baking. I love that word! lol

    Bottom line: Friends don't let friends over fake bake. lol


    Eat Live Move: Intuitive Eating from A to Z!

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  13. Fake tans are so unattractive. What's wrong with natural pale skin?

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  14. I think I lciked on the wrong button for the fake tans...it may show up on 's'...sorry!

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  15. I live in FL and my skin is as pale as vanilla ice cream. People end up looking like leather after a while when tanning. I did tan for a few months before my wedding and I can see where it would be addictive but...ewwwhhhh!

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  16. I think I'm the opposite of a tanorexic. I could fake bake all day and still come out super white.

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  17. I know people that are addicted. I don't tan at all.
    What I call tan for me, is what other people call no tan at all.

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  18. Those people make me laugh and what's so funny is that they actually think they are beautiful that way. Oh well, as long as they are happy with themselves...

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  19. I remember before fake baking was cool girls would use those instant tan bronzers. You know, the ones that make your hands ridiculously orange. :) I'd take someone with a farmer's tan any day. It means they've been outside doing something useful with their time, not laying around in an easy fake oven.

    Sarah @ The Writer's Experiment

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  20. I don't understand the draw, and I certainly don't understand laying on sunbeds and damaging your skin, just for it to look darker. I love my really pale skin, I'd rather not get a tan! Great post :)

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  21. I was talking to someone about this a few days ago. We both remembered being made fun of in our youth because we were so pale. It's funny how at one time it was preferred to be pale. That was considered the ideal. Somehow tan became the ideal, but not for moi.

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  22. I love this post. I just laughed so much about the orange people. I call them Oompa Loompas.

    I can see how tanning could be an addiction of sorts, just because it is relaxing to lay in the beds and be warm, especially in winter. But I do know it's bad for you also.

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