Posts tagged "tanning"

Beauty IRL: Oh, To Be Tan

If being tan is wrong, I don’t wanna be right. …

Megan Reynolds / April 8, 2015

9 Things You Need To Know About The Sun And Your Skin This Summer

It’s beach season! Yay! That means that when I went to the beach last week I got sun poisoning, just like every year. Boooooo.
The whole concept of “sun poisoning” is baffling to me. Human beings have been living, hunting, farming, working, traveling, and just sort of existing in sunlight for our entire existence.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 5, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: LORAC’s Tantalizer Body Bronzing Spray

Ever get all dolled up and then look down at your painfully pale legs? If you’re coming out of winter hibernation and have a special event to go to, I’ve got the solution for you. No stockings required.

Sophie Leon / March 18, 2014

Robert Pattinson Has Started A Weird Beauty Ritual To Impress His New Lady

Of all the crazy Robert Pattinson rumors we’ve heard over the years, this one just may take the cake. According to a source, the normally pasty (in a good way) RPattz has resorted to spray-tanning to impress the ladies since his split with Kristen Stewart. My guess as to who started the ridiculous rumor? Lindsay…

The Stir / October 11, 2013

The Tannest People In The World

We get that having a tan can feel good, especially in the summer.  But most of us don’t understand Tanning Mom’s desire to obtain that leathery shade of brown. And then there are others for whom Patricia Krentcil is a tanning icon.

Trish Paytas — you might remember her from an episode of “My Strange Addiction” –…

Ami Angelowicz / August 3, 2013

Dr. Gwyneth Paltrow Says Tanning Is Totally Safe

“We’re human beings and the sun is the sun — how can it be bad for you? I think we should all get sun and fresh air. I don’t think anything that is natural can be bad for you — it’s really good to have at least 15 minutes of sun a day.”
Dr. Gwyneth Paltrow,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 9, 2013

A History Of Tanning Culture, From Coco Chanel To Snooki

Summertime. Cue the languid bathers soaking in the blistering summer sun in the park, on the beach and just about everywhere you look. Everyone’s trying to get that summer glow. Unless, of course, you’re me. I’m the girl reapplying her broad spectrum sunscreen and wearing a big floppy sun hat.
I’ve written before about why I…

College Candy / July 9, 2013

7 Products To Salvage Your Sunburned Skin

While I’ve personally never found any remedy that can mollify the sting, maybe you’ll have better luck. Check out these seven soothing products we recommend slathering all over in case you get burned big time.

Alyson Penn / June 17, 2013

The 11 Stages Of A Surprise Sunburn

We are all too familiar with the abusive nature of the sun. It’s like that snake cane Jafar carries around with him that makes you do whatever he wants. It’s alluring and inviting one minute, and just when you think you’re safe and call it quits, you can’t bend your knees without cringing in pai…

Alyson Penn / June 17, 2013

Ohio Tanning Salon Turns Away Woman For Being Too Fat

Kelly McGrevey of Akron, Ohio was told that she was too fat to tan. McGrevey claims that Aloha Tanning Salon’s management told her she was too big to fit in their beds, but only after they sold her a membership and collected her money. After outing Aloha for being sizeist money grubbers on the local…

Ami Angelowicz / April 24, 2013

Tanning Mom Supports The Anti-Tanning Law She Inspired, Continues To Be Amazing

My obsession with Tanning Mom Patricia Krentcil grows stronger with every passing public appearance. Her latest is this gem of a TMZ interview where she responds to New Jersey’s newly instated “Tan Mom Law,” which requires anybody under the age of 17 to have a parent or legal guardian present when using a tanning bed. …

Ami Angelowicz / April 4, 2013

Tanning Mom Considering A Move To Jolly Old England

New Jersey isn’t quite as fun when you’ve been banned from the local tanning salons. So Tanning Mom Patricia Krentcil is doing what any UV-ray worshipper would do: she’s considering packing up her suntan oil and moving to the UK. The New York Daily News reports that our most embarrassing cultural export since the “Jersey…

Jessica Wakeman / February 25, 2013

Please Explain: Why Can’t I Get A Tan?

Each summer, as I dare to don the shorter garments in my closet, I’m taken back to junior high gym class. Playing kickball and running laps with no athletic ability was pretty humiliating, but worse was doing it as the most pallid, Gollum-like adolescent in the gym. As classmates caught sight of my near translucent,…

Kate Hakala / August 29, 2012

Want To Avoid A Summer Tan? Try A Face-kini!

In America’s tanning-obsessed culture, where we spend millions of dollars and hours a year trying to bake (or fake) our way to the perfect golden hue, it’s difficult to fathom the fact that in some cultures, people go to great lengths to stay pale. In China, for example, a tan is associated with outdoor labor…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 22, 2012

“Safe Tan” May Just Be An Oxymoron: Spray Tanning Joins The Club

It’s universally acknowledged, if not necessarily heeded, that both tanning by sunlight and by booth can cause skin cancer, and now we’re being warned that something so seemingly innocuous as a spray tan could very well be our next death wish. Is there any safe way to get a tan anymore? Not so, if a…

Rachel Krause / June 13, 2012

Help Me Find A Natural-Looking Self-Tanner That’s Right For My Fair Skin! (Snooki And John Travolta Need Not Apply)

I wouldn’t know if I could tan naturally because I’ve never actually tried. Aside from the fact that, you know, the sun wants to give you cancer and shit, I’m just not someone who has ever liked to bask outside and broil. My brother and I, unlike our medium-skinned parents and the rest of our…

Rachel Krause / May 23, 2012

12 Things We Don’t Understand About “Tanning Mom”

We can’t hide it. We won’t deny it. We are fascinated, strangely fascinated, with Tanning Mom, the New Jersey mother who was arrested for child endangerment for allegedly taking her her five-year-old to the tanning salon. We frankly aren’t sure if she suffers from body dysmorphia of some sort (likely) or she’s just an elaborate…

The Frisky / May 4, 2012

“Tanning Mom” Speaks!

Yesterday we were gobsmacked by/fascinated with Tanning Mom, aka Patricia Krentcil, the New Jersey mama bear who got arrested for allegedly putting her five-year-old in a tanning bed. Tanning Mom got arrested for child endangerment after her fair-skinned, redheaded little girl went to school with a bad sunburn and told teachers she “went tanning with…

Jessica Wakeman / May 3, 2012

Jersey Woman Arrested For Taking Her Daughter Tanning

Nutley, New Jersey, mother Patricia Krentcil really likes tanning. That’s obvious when you look at her oranged-up skin and bleached hair. But police officials in Nutley believe that Krentcil likes tanning so much that she brought her five-year-old daughter into the tanning booth with her, giving the child serious burns.

Krentcil’s daughter Anna,…

Julie Gerstein / May 2, 2012

New Law Bans California Teens From Tanning Beds

That sound you hear? It’s a stampede to the nearest tanning salon before it’s too late! Tanning will be banned in California for anyone under the age of 18 beginning on January 1. Presently, anyone 14 or younger is banned from tanning, but 15-, 16- and 17-year-olds may toast themselves if they have parental permission.

Jessica Wakeman / October 11, 2011
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