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  1. Tanned people don't look any more attractive. Who even came up with this mantra? Tanning salon vendors?

    Skin color itself is neither good nor bad – there is no “prettiness” in more or less melanin. Tanning is perceived in accordance with the social connotation.

    Throughout the history of mankind, tanning has indicated belonging to the “lower” classes – these are peasants, fishermen, stonemasons – people who were engaged in manual labor on the street. Fair skin was considered a sign of aristocracy (of course, we are talking about the northern countries, where most people are white). In the middle of the last century, such a social reality as a holiday at the sea appeared. And now the presence of a tan has become a sign that a person has money for a trip “to the south” (again, this is about the northern regions and mainly urban residents). If your co-worker returned from vacation tanned, it does not mean that she has become more beautiful. The envy of others is not due to the color of the skin, but to the ability to travel.

    Finally, in the twenty-first century, science has proven the harm of sun exposure and the link with skin cancer, and the fashion for tanning has again begun to fade.

    That is, the “beauty” or “ugly” of tanning is a matter of fashion and personal taste, and not at all an objective reality, as it is presented in the question.

    For example, tanned people often seem less beautiful to me than pale ones. Well, in the south, there is nothing unusual in a tan, so it does not produce a wow effect here.

    Tanned Petersburger – ” Mmm, where did you rest? In Tanzania or Thailand?”

    Tanned krasnodarets – ” How much is a potato?”

  2. For some reason, when they talk about tanning, they only consider the visual effect.

    Sunburn is a side effect of vital ultraviolet radiation.

    A beautiful tan is not just a tan, but a harmonious tan on healthy, silky skin. Embrace and feel!

    Slowly a person begins to understand nature,

    and nature, through an attractive tan, beautiful clean skin, encourages us to receive certain doses of ultraviolet light necessary for a full, long and active life.

  3. This is a subjective feeling that is common to many people in our country. If you look more broadly, it turns out that in Asia, people actively whiten their skin, even to the detriment of their health. Because a white face seems more beautiful to them.

    I think that tanned people just stand out and attract attention.

  4. If you put the question in this way, I can assume that the fact is that a tan hides skin imperfections, while on pale skin the flaws are usually much more pronounced. In addition, light skin rarely has a beautiful tone a la “ivory”, often it has a reddish or even bluish tint. In total, for light skin to look attractive, it must be in perfect or near-ideal condition and have a beautiful, healthy tone. Due to the fact that this phenomenon is infrequent, and pale skin is often far from perfect, tanned looks more attractive to many.

  5. of course, everyone has different tastes, but nevertheless, as a stereotype, tanned people are considered more attractive, sexier for sure, although this is not as relevant now as it was 7 years ago. I remember how everyone actively ran in the solarium and immediately some unpleasant images come to mind, girls who went too far with a touch of vulgar appearance, but this is such a stereotype. by the way, according to my observations , today light skin on the contrary is more in demand. It's only a matter of time

    however, the sexuality of tanning is most likely associated with some associations. tan=summer = swimsuit=nude body. it seems simple. so at least in our cold country, a girl with a smooth chocolate tan just attracts attention, and even models from photos with shiny dark legs are remembered. here you saw a tanned body and launched unknown associative series on a subconscious level.

  6. Another possible reason for the above. Tanned skin looks more voluminous and slimmer. It's not for nothing that bodybuilders are tuned before performances.

  7. I think that preferences depend on the time and place, and change with its passage in favor of fashion. Previously, only white skin was considered a sign of the aristocracy, while dark skin was associated with the lower classes.

    However, as already mentioned above, tan has the ability to hide flaws. Also, in order to portray fair skin more advantageously, you need more complex directional lighting, which is not present everywhere, and the right emphasis in makeup and clothing to emphasize and create contrast.

  8. This is not always the case. Everyone has their own opinion about beauty, so not everyone likes tanned skin. Someone specifically goes to the solarium, and someone tries to avoid direct contact with the sun's rays (not counting people whose skin reacts to the sun with redness, itching and peeling, even with small doses). In Asian countries, for example, pale skin is considered more beautiful than dark skin. There, people take special care of it and try to emphasize its pallor.

    Everyone has their own opinion on this matter, it depends on the culture, beauty standards, and so on.

  9. when choosing tomatoes, they are also evaluated by color – a rich color can indicate a more delicious and healthy tomato. we can assume that the same applies to the color of people's skin. especially since pallor is a sign of illness

  10. In many ways, fashion is to blame for everything. The fashion for tanning was born in the last century. In the past, people from high society, especially women, tried to wrap their bodies as tightly as possible, so that God forbid not to get a tan. After all, before the standard of fashion was considered pale skin. It was so pale among the nobles that the veins were clearly visible through it, hence the expression “blue blood”, which indicates the class of a person. Sunburn was the lot of the sun-working peasants that the Blue bloods owned. But in Ancient Greece, the peasant was revered more than the artisan. This is because the farmer was sunbathing in the Sun while working, and the craftsman was sitting indoors (Thanks to 5th grade history lessons for this exclusive information).

    And secondly, the fact is that pale skin is associated with soreness, and a tanned handsome man can immediately say that he has improved by taking the right dose of vitamin D.

  11. On dark skin, many imperfections(bruises, spots, veins) are not so noticeable, but the relief of the muscles is more noticeable and as a result, the overall impression improves . Often, before performances, self-tanning is applied to make the skin look perfect for the audience.

  12. I want to add to the above. Yes, attractiveness is subjective and there is a certain cultural trend. In Russia, the United States, and most European countries (except Northern Europe, where the tan is uneven and mostly in winter), a tanned body is considered beautiful, because it is associated with the opportunity to spend time in the sun, on the sea, and this is economic success and, as a result, attractiveness. Yes, in Asia, snow-white skin is considered beautiful, but on the contrary, it is a sign that you can afford not to stand in the market or in the field in hell. In principle, in the European Middle Ages, a light skin tone was also valued – let's recall zinc whitewash and contrasting cosmetics. Personally, I try to sunbathe, despite the potential harm. In my opinion, tanning makes the skin and body slimmer and more pronounced. Fitness models specifically paint their skin with something to show their muscles and so on. And sportiness, especially pronounced, is also appreciated here.

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