Why do people like their skin tanned?Watch
Genuine question, and I'm really sorry if this offends anyone. It's just a personal opinion.
I'm not a fan of tanned skin at all, and as someone with very pale skin from Irish grandparents I do everything in my power to not tan a single bit. Why do some people purposefully tan (either properly or by using fake tan) to look like a walking orange? S
Some people say it looks healthy, but to me it actually looks the opposite. It looks like you're trying to be someone you're not, and for some reason I instantly presume people with a fake tan are rude and untrustworthy. I wish I didn't as I absolutely hate stereotyping people, and honestly I'm asking this question to try and help me get rid of that stereotype.
I think it can actually be fairly well done as long as it isn't that awful orange shade or drastically different to your natural skin tone, but yeah I prefer as close to natural as possible.
Thing is it's your crush's choice. She does it because she likes the way she looks with it and that's kind of that.
In society it's considered attractive to be darker skinned. So pale/light people (some, not all) get tanned to fit into society's standards. Or because they simply like the darker look. It's all preference
It looks awful on her though because she does have that horrible orange shade of fake tan that doesn't suit her at all. I'm way too scared to confront her about it. She also puts excessive makeup on. Maybe she's insecure about how she looks?
Maybe she is, maybe she just likes it.
I thought it was the opposite? Maybe it's just where I grew up. That explains quite a lot, but it's still sad how some people are tanning just to fit in. Society's standards make me miserable.
A number of people just feel they look better with a tan than without.