So you’ve probably read enough of the internet to know that for some American teens of European descent, tanning is a way of life, because…well, I’m not sure. I think The Jersey Shore has something to do with it. But how many teens do you think are actually browning themselves on the regs? 10%? 20%? Couldn’t be more than 25%, right? More
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Iâ€™ve been talking so much aboutÂ sunscreenÂ and protecting yourself when youâ€™re outside, which you mostÂ definitelyÂ should do (seriously,Â wear yourÂ SPF). But sometimes, things happen. You go in theÂ poolÂ and forget toÂ reapply. Or youâ€™reÂ running around outside allÂ sweatyÂ and think thatÂ SPF 20Â you put on in the AM willÂ stillÂ protect you. More
Please, please, please, can Gwyneth Paltrow promise not to come up with a kids self-tanning line? And can Tan Mom not hear about this and do the same (except not organic and possibly made of Popov with bronzer in it)? Thanks! More
An overweight woman was told she was not allowed to tan at a tanning salon where she just bought a $70 non-refundable package. Tanning will kill you, but this kills my heart. More
For those of you who don’t remember, the above photo is what Amanda Bynes used to look like. Remember that sweet smile and long, flowing hair? Neither do I, really, because I stopped paying attention to her career after All That went off the air, but nevertheless — this is what she looked like in 2009!
Now, behold 2013. More
For reals. More
You’d never know it from the looks of her, but Lindsay Lohan has, at some point, spent more than $40,000 on spray tans. More
DANGEROUS MESSAGES AHEAD. More
“Worry about your pale selves. Thanks!” More
It’s worse than you imagine. More
A New Jersey mom named Patricia Krentcil (above) has been arrested and charged with child endangerment after bringing her five-year-old daughter into a tanning booth. Apparently, the daughter’s kindergarten teacher noticed “severe” sunburns after the child complained of discomfort. …HOLY SHIT! More
Australia’s melanoma rates are the highest in the world, with 1,200 deaths a year.Â Round after round of public health campaigns have urged locals to use sunscreen, wear hats and avoid sun during the hottest parts of the day. Now, the country’s most populous state–New South Wales, home of Sydney and the whole of the Capital Territory–has taken the campaigns a step further and banned the use of tanning beds. More
This is what we like to call a “Snookover.” Click ahead to see how it turns out. More