Originally Answered: I want to tan but my parents won't let me?
Your parents have the right idea of trying to protect you from: skin disease, cancer, skin tags, moles, freckles, discolorations from sunscreens, lotions, etc. and the more you do, the more they get larger, darker & bumpier. and getting wrinkles skin too soon. My grand daughter, even though my DIL spray her with sunscreen, it doesn't work, she now have 6 moles and she's only 6 years old.
I've been protecting myself from the sun since I was 9.
1. Because I don't want to look like a farmer.
2. Because I get too hot.
3. I want to look like movie stars & models, they have blemish-free skins. Example: models @ the Ralph Lauren fashion show, they all have flawless complexion.
4. I don't want to look like an old prune or get moles on my neck & face like my aunts.
No matter, I still got Discoid Lupus (Google it), caused from the sun. It took 12 years for them to fade. Tried all kinds of lotions that were prescribed to me, and none of them worked. More & more now I protect myself and I take my wide brim hat everywhere I go, or use an umbrella. In Asia, they use umbrella all the time. Here in the States, people started to catch on, and I see people walking w/umbrella, they are used on the beach, and they sell patio umbrellas. It was invented for a reason and also to protect us from getting skin cancer. Best sunscreen: wear dark, thicker clothing, floppy hat,, or sun clothing embedded with UPF 50, or umbrella (which protects you up to 80% of the UV rays that cause sun damage penetrate clouds, according to the EPA).. They were invented to protect us from the elements.
The sun is more powerful than most people think!
Take the Skin Picture Quiz - Identify These Common Skin Conditions on MedicineNet.
I'm almost 62 years old now, with flawless skin.
25% of the sun damage occurs by age 18.
To understand what I'm saying: Google How I Finally Wised Up About the Sun
May 9, 2014.
If you’re pale and you tan, Goldie Hawn is a good example what tanning does to your skin (photo #30 below).
Google: Celebrities Who Have Aged the Worst
KATU WANTED MAN WITH FRECKLED FACE:
Photo of pale skin that's been exposed to the sun now have freckles (links under source)
This is what beautiful flawless skin looks like:
Google Liv Tyler.
Or Google Catherine Zeta Jones - she's 44 with beautiful skin.
Watch The Duchess - Keira Knightly has flawless complexion - a natural beauty.
Camryn Grimes on the Young & the Restless, she’s 24.
Taylor Swift is another starlet with beautiful skin, in her 20's.
Nicole Kidman has flawless skin (barely wears makeup) or Julianne Moore, who is 7 yrs. younger than me!
Google: Dita von Teese she's the queen of retro style. Or Mara Roszak who styled host Kat Denning’s tresses for the People’s Choice Awards, handled co-host Amy Poehler’s hair for the Golden Globes and was named the newest member of L’Oréal Paris’ celebrity beauty team.
Google: Pale Complexion celebrities.About 513,000 results