:) usually tan skin looks healthier than pale skin. Thank you! -------- https://goo.gl/Nq1GOw -------------You really ARE what you eat: Forget sunbathing, munching just two extra portions of fruit and veg a day gives you a more attractive skin glow than a suntan. 2.5K opinions shared on Health & Fitness topic. As long as you do everything in moderation, you'll be fine and it's actually good for you. I'm just wondering why being tanned is so great. In part, the beneficial effects of carotenoids are thought to be due to their role as antioxidants. Thats while much of Japanese animation has tall white women with large breasts and large eyes, features many japanese women don't have. Some people think it … There are people (Asian culture) who prefer pale skin but most people do not. Yes, I know this is the opposite thinking of Asia's cultural norms but they have it wrong. Umm i lik girls who do not damage their skin with too much sun exposure. There's a lot of pictures in the Take that don't necessarily look better than than pale, and some that look about the same (and some that are weight-loss photos with a fake tan to show off muscles). Especially the girls with blonde hair and have an orange any tone. * DO go out and participate in outdoor activities and you'll naturally get darker. Tan skin's attractiveness to humans has evolutionary roots. So, for this question: like anything, some people have a preference for white or fair skin, and some don’t. Hence, that is why tans … 3 reasons to enjoy your tan skin. In Western countries, tan skin is attractive to many as it relates to higher social status — one who is wealthy enough to travel somewhere warm. i wish i had it! mostly that is the mentality of people. 831 posts, read 591,910 times Reputation: 371. While I resist bronzing – faux and real – on aesthetic grounds, I also cannot see beyond the damage. Of course, if you burn easily, use protection but don't overdo it. There's exceptions to everything and to each their own! by women. Really, its people wanting what they cant have. Guys with their left lobe pierced, right lobe or both? And the case with most girls who tan is they start to look completely fake and age quickly. I'd say tan skin, even though I know it is very personal. Melanin prevents deeper cell penetration of UV radiation. I'm supposed to say yes tan ismore attractive but i found photos on the left much more attractive. 1.4K opinions shared on Health & Fitness topic. How do you think about the answers? When the most prominent sex organ on your body looks healthy, you are going to look more attractive to the opposite sex. And when you look at the social stuff in society yes tan is in now. why? Men, women & the secrets of skin colour For him, the female ideal is fair-complexioned and pure; but for her, it's the wild, dark Heathcliff types who attract I Think every skin color is beautiful and for me personally it doesn't matter. One side effect of Beta-Carotene and other Carotenoids is that they give your skin a "healthy glow" and darken your skin. Lol totally bashing against someone’s skin color that’s classy. There is always such a thing as too much of a good thing! It won't be as dark as a suntan but it will look better than your standard pale skin. I would bet the majority of people don’t actually care at all, and for those that do care the ones that prefer pale and the ones that prefer tan are probably pretty even. I live in Florida but am Scotch-Irish in background, so people have been harrassing me my whole life because I Don't have a tan! Huh. Here's another study reported by a UK website about how most people think tans are more attractive.foreverhealthy.blogspot.com/.../...rots-makes.html, I am only allowed to eat low gi food... so I have 2 fruits a day also. That's the most retarded thinking I've heard on this site today. I had friends who are really pale do good, lots of white chucks get chased so what's up with that. As with all healthy things, do it in moderation! A tan used to connote a working class person who had to do manual labor outdoors, but the Industrial Revolution started to change all that, says Mark Leary, professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University. ----- We believe that education is essential for every people. What makes having tanned skin attractive? Here's another good example. A tan … But that doesn't mean everyone will prefer that. i have tan skin with blue eyes and blonde hair and i hate my skin! When you spend time outdoors, you tan. Everybody wants to be somebody else. Unfortunately the sun is not your friend. Tan bodies look great but you damage your skin with constant tanning and your skin gets leather like and wrinkles way earlier than a person who is pale because your skin loses it's elasticity. ------- www.scientificamerican.com/.../ ---------Vitamin D deficiency soars in the U. S., study saysThree-quarters of U. S. teens and adults are deficient in vitamin D, the so-called "sunshine vitamin" whose deficits are increasingly blamed for everything from cancer and heart disease to diabetes, according to new research. In Eastern countries, tan skin is less attractive as it relates to many as a lower social status — one who works in the fields all day. Is this shallow? It's mostly in America that tan skin is attractive. :). Beware of too much sun exposure. A new study by University of Missouri-Columbia researcher Cynthia Frisby found that people perceive a light brown skin tone to be more physically attractive than a pale or dark skin tone. In Asia pale is what they after.. ... People think tan is attractive because everywhere you look ( magazines , T.V. i understand that a bit of early morning sun exposure is beneficial for vitamin d production but photoaging is something that caucasians especially should be aware of. The carotenoids that have been most studied in this regard are beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein, and zeaxanthin. I don't think ANY culture likes tan skin especially if it is naturally darker. For me, I want to stay pale. Except skin color is a personal preference, not an “this is objectively ugly and this is objectively beautiful” thing. Why would they do that if they didn't find it attractive? My dermatologist told me "A tan is a pre-cancerous glow" needless to say, I went from being a kid who never took precautions to wearing sunscreen at night LMAO. White chicks, Hispanic, one Asian and two half white half black girls. 125 opinions shared on Health & Fitness topic. I think pale skin is much more attractive than this orange colored tan you've shown. I'm not huge on tans you showed above. Now that China (and other Asian countries) has become an economic superpower and its peasant class are working in factories instead of toiling outdoors, they (the younger generation) too are tanning while on vacation as much as Westerners.To reiterate, don't let the anti-sun people scare you. Honestly, most of those people in the pictures you showed looked better without the tan. While the last section explains why some of these trends exist, it doesn’t detail why dark hair and pale skin is so attractive. So, not only is this biologically rooted in humans but it is culturally rooted as well (at least in the West). There is enough sun in my country (touristic oasis) that I get lightly changed colozr during summer by just walking to store and back and I dont see it as super attractive. This is interesting. White people consider tanned skin as more healthy, outdoorsy look. You can't prove that something is more attractive than another. You proved that yourself by explaining the difference in cultural preferences (in the West tan is more attractive, in Asia pale is more attractive.) I'd say it's people liking what they don't have. ? Melanin is beneficial yes, but your pigment does not determine your beauty. 100 opinions shared on Health & Fitness topic. Everyone has different opinions but darker skin tends to make a woman appear a little thinner and more healthy as long as it isnt leathery, fry yourself in the sun 24/7 type tan skin. Its unimportant. I'm just asking cause I've always had pale skin and it's hard for me to get a tan. why do westerners like to pretend that tanning was always a part of their culture?why do they say it's only Asians who appreciate skin that isn't baked?look at european and American history and how pale skin was the standard of beauty throughout the ages. Today the Western culture still considers tan to be attractive. I don't have a problem with girls. When the most prominent sex organ on your body looks healthy, you are going to look more attractive to the opposite sex. What do you honestly think when you see a 25 year old with scars on her wrist? 713 opinions shared on Health & Fitness topic. It’s not biologically rooted in me to find pale skin “unhealthy” and unattractive, nor is it in anybody else. How can I undo... Guys, do you prefer delicate girls or toned strong girls? what do you think of pierced lobes on men? As far as healthier I cant really say for sure but Ive gone too public beaches alot and seen some "obviously not so healthy people" with stellar tans. Really pale skin can be super attractive on some people , so can tanned skin. That's incorrect. We all know that antioxidants are super healthy for the human body. But that type of tan skin is rarely glorified. Culturally, it also means that you are healthy and strong enough to do outdoor activities. Now, tans mean wealth because they mean you can afford to go somewhere hot. 10 Answers. I'm pale and love water sports, so you can bet I'm familiar with the agonies of sunburn. I'm really white with really dark hair and male to boot and I've dated a crap load of girls. Why Do People Find Tan Skin So Attractive? In the last century, tanned skin has done a 180 in public perception. Sign in. I am pointing out that scientifically and biologically, humans have a preference towards darker skin. She's Spanish and has dark genes, but she goes for a Spanish indoor look because it shows her wealth and that she can afford staying indoors.So regardless if you're an European, American, Asian, African etc., light skin has been fashionable for a long time in most continents and isn't a thing only one "race" had.Elizabeth 1 also had this look, but she was even lighter and much whiter than the Spanish queen:So it's not an Asian thing only! Scottish ginger women have my heart. Nice that you're humble, but -- good grief! You can sign in to vote the answer. We are now no better than a 3rd world country with what happened today. You said so yourself, different cultures have different ideas of beauty, so it can't be a biological impulse, but a social one. LOL.. to a certain extent. Therefore, attributes that symbolize wealth will be in good favor. I'm Mediterranean skinned, I think about those friends of mine who are pale and during Summer they can't go the beach because , if they would miss even a little spot of their body with the right amount of sunscreen... they'd burn ! The topic is: Why is tan skin not considered attractive in Asia? Sun in moderation is completely healthy and the side effect is that gorgeous healthy glow that most people love. i dare you. I used to tan because my family picked on me a lot for being so pale, I also contracted skin cancer sooo... Just be happy as you are, don't try to change it. Especially something like color and tone. Hell yes, but welcome to the real world. Whoa! Ok U like dark? In earlier times, the same logic behind Asians worshipping pale skin was the same as Europeans. You can sign in to vote the answer. some of these comparisons are making me think they have a sun burn! However, don't overdo the sun either! Anonymous answered . 641 opinions shared on Health & Fitness topic. Get your answers by asking now. Gimmie a pale girl any day. Sun does nothing but burn, even if I'm not "overdoing it". It really makes them look like a slut which isn't that attractive. Wealth will always be more attractive than poverty (for almost everyone, yes, there's always exceptions). Let me explain. 628 opinions shared on Health & Fitness topic. It's that simple! During that time in Europe, if you spent time outside, it meant that you were working and a laborer. I genuinely find all skin tones attractive. Whites want Tan/Dark Skin and a Dark/Tan Skin would like to have white skin. Society labours under the delusion that a tan is a badge of health. Except for kids picking on me in school, I've never had a man tell me "You're beautiful but too pale for me, so I'm going to have to go with your blond friend who has normal pigment in her skin". Like really? The trend marks a dramatic increase in the amount of vitamin D deficiency in the U. S., according to findings set to be published tomorrow in the Archives of Internal Medicine. 320 opinions shared on Health & Fitness topic. But, the combination of blue eyes and tan skin sounds lovely to me! I have naturally light tan skin... not orange like but light brown/ bits of pink , now I'm insecure... pasty white skin is not good but pinkish is still super attractive. The people in it are tan, so if you see a bunch of celebs that are tan you think tan is attractive. Third, all of these people you showed on photos didn't get that tan from sun or fromfood but fromhorrible solarium. In Asia, pale skin is preferred because it was a "sign" of social status. In the West, the cultural norm is the exact opposite. * Eating plenty of fruit and vegetables gives skin a golden 'carotenoid' glow * Majority of people rated this yellow glow more attractive than a suntan* Carotenoids are important for our immune and reproductive systems* Scientists suggest 'carotenoid' glow signals health to potential mates. You can't argue that a preference is biologically universal if other cultures have different views on it. Its not considered attractive everywhere. Solarium, not real sun. αrιαnnα :D. 1 decade ago. Just look at the media around us. It absorbs UV energy and dissipates it as heat. its easy to go orange and thats gross, No way. Hence, that is why tans are sexy and pale is not. Ivory white skin is the good stuff. U like pale? I don't really care for skin color either ways, to be honest. Yes, you're right. I'd rather be very pale in winter and lightly pale in summer like I am, then ever go to 'prestige for stupid', solarium. A biologically universal preference would be like not dating someone with the Black Plague or something. I have to disagree. 2) The media promoted that look for decades. Is having tanner skin always more attractive than having lighter skin, or does it depend on the person? Increase Melanin Hair • Why is tan skin attractive? Boosts self-confidence; The tanned skin looks better and more attractive. A few parting points: When taking to extremes, the pursuit of a tan can yield the George Hamilton effect. How you dress, your hairstyle, your eyewear (if you wear glasses), the condition your body is in, how tall you are, etc. Just be gracious and kind, and say "thank you" when people compliment your looks. 143 opinions shared on Health & Fitness topic. Since then, the economy and industry of Western society has advanced and its culture has changed along with it.Nowadays, we have machines farming our foods and the "peasant" class mostly works indoors. 133 opinions shared on Health & Fitness topic. You can't proof that because you think just about how you see it... its like gay people are often described as unnatural because life and society bla bla bla... No way, I can't stand tan. 0 0. News to me. On the plus side, the biological reasons for this preference means you can eat foods high in Carotenoids to give your skin a "natural glow" and tan. So don't go dig the past just because u don't want be the only ones to like pale skin. So you can't tell someone what they are attracted to. Most people don't like looking pale. 356 opinions shared on Health & Fitness topic. Beauty is subjective. Actually, it's science:--------- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12134711 -----------Dietary carotenoids are thought to provide health benefits in decreasing the risk of disease, particularly certain cancers and eye disease. It's the wealthy class who can afford to go on vacations to warm, tropical beaches.Ironically, I think Asian culture *might* be following the same trend. We won't talk about how a woman's chest get's full of age spots and looks like a leather purse. Those with lighter skin were associated with nobility and wealth. I'm 15, and the craze wherever I go no matter whether it's Australia (my homeland), America, etc. Girls, do you want to have a strong toned body or soft delicate looking body? My only add: nothing sexier than a thong tan lines on a women. 57 opinions shared on Health & Fitness topic. Pale is ugly and it's culturally and biologically rooted in us to see it that way. Where's your evidence besides your retarded thinking? Personally I never found tan skinned any more attractive. As a Christian this is how I believe meaning and happiness should be found, What Religion is and what Religion is not, You wanted it you got it. I think it is personal taste. Foods high in Beta-Carotene and other Carotenoids are antioxidants. Second, its a personal preference. If your skin was dark, that meant that you had a laborer job and spent hours outside toiling in the farming fields and sun. They like the opposite color of their skin & for them it is more sexy and attractive. It's healthier for you and your skin will show it. It seems that both groups prefer the light brown skin tone, whether it’s a tan Caucasian or a light-skinned African American.” The study, “‘Shades of Beauty’: Examining the Relationship of Skin Color to Perceptions of Physical Attractiveness,” was published in the … Men with a healthier skin colour are more attractive to women than those with a masculine face, according to new research. Hence, your skin became dark. Then, pale skin was attractive because it meant you didn't work, outside in order to get a tan. So you may look great now, but you pay for it in the future. A natural tan however is very attractive. Yet, "no good deed goes unpunished.". When I see a toned guy, it is not attractive. They also help maintain healthy skin. In America tan skin is considered attractive, while in places like Mexico and Asian, light skins, blonde haired people considered attractive. There are also men who find fat women attractive. Just don't believe these anti-sun quacks. Dark skin is more attractive and the scientific reason behind this is quite simple: ------------------->>>Your skin is the most prominent sex organ on your body!!!<<<----------------------. Or... you could simply be born with more melanin. 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