Let’s face it:
She’s not alone, either. At the beginning of May--which coincidentally is Skin Cancer Awareness Month--the American Academy of Dermatology released results of a survey of young women’s tanning practices. About 80% reported having tanned outside, and about 30% admitted to using tanning beds. These statistics are supported by the fact that skin cancer rates have never been higher, despite the constant bombardment of information about the benefits of SPF and all the products which offer sun protection.
The combination of the above factors, plus a fashion season punctuated by bright white and pops of color--which look great on tanned skin--ensures that tanning is going to remain popular indefinitely. One would hope that this also means that women who are naturally graced with tan skin because of their ethnicity will get more play on runways and in the glossies.
What's your skin beauty ideal? Is it Pippa?