how do people tan so well?

  • emailaddress

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    May 20, 2009 8:39 AM GMT
    some people tan extremely well, i just dont get it, is it just about more time you spend in the sun? or is something you take?


    I cant believe this is actually the same person. I am asian i dont even tan nearly as much.


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    May 20, 2009 8:51 AM GMT
    yeah its called a spray can
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    May 20, 2009 8:58 AM GMT
    it looks real tho, look at the back of the hand.

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    this is him with spray tan on


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    May 20, 2009 9:06 AM GMT
    well, in the first photo he looks white

    In the last.. he looks black

    That aint natural unless he spent 3 months solid out in the sun..

    In which case..

    Moisturiser Pronto!
  • GQjock

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    May 20, 2009 10:51 AM GMT
    Err .... That ain't natural icon_confused.gif
    I was all set to write that it's genetics

    But the ex's you gave are all tan's in a can
  • SwimNP

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    May 20, 2009 2:41 PM GMT
    Yeah I think that could be tan in a can. The people that can tan naturally well has to do with a skin pigment called melanin. Dark skinned people have alot of this while fair skinned people don't have as much. The more you have the easier it is to tan while some people without much can tan for hours and see nothing but sunburnt skin.
  • Timbales

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    May 20, 2009 2:48 PM GMT
    he might have used those pills that dye you from the inside out
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    May 20, 2009 2:48 PM GMT
    im tanned because im black..thats my funny of the day
  • rnch

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    May 20, 2009 3:01 PM GMT
    combine malatonin injections with some tanning booth time and u can/will get even darker than him.
  • ShawnTX

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    May 20, 2009 3:02 PM GMT
    Money and way too much time on their hands. (and apparently a lack of mirrors) icon_biggrin.gif
  • zakariahzol

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    May 20, 2009 3:26 PM GMT
    I got tan really bad when I am motorbiking under a hot sun. I will have a white sport where my watches is, my hand and face will be all dark , but my chest, that is not expose to the sun will be light color. Make me feel like a stripe tiger sometimes. But it either that or giving up biking, and off course I choose motorbiking..
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    May 20, 2009 3:32 PM GMT
    That's gotta be spray-on. But back in the 70's when tanning was more popular, it was obvious that some people's skin just tans more than others. It used to be kind of a requirement for swim teams, before the days of indoor pools.

    When I'm working outside in the sun, I tan pretty deeply, but my brother doesn't. He just burns. I used to work with some Indian guys who noticed that in the summer, my arms and legs were even darker than theirs, just from an hour a day riding my bike.
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    May 20, 2009 6:00 PM GMT
    I answered this about a week ago, right here.

    ASU in Tempe, AZ has uncovered the activators for tanning, and you can buy the stuff online at places like tanreasearch.com. This isn't the junk you'll get at a tanning shop, but, the actual hormone that causes your skin to turn dark. It works in an amazing way, and was developed for albino skin and for folks with high risk of skin cancer.

    Folks in the art of looking good for a photo shoot / show do the following.
    1. Tan in the sun.
    2. Tan at the tanning place.
    3. Spray it on at the tanning place.
    4. Take tanning meds.
    5. Spray paint the paint on, at show time, and paint the abs in. It's just like painting a house.
    6. Take a vasodialator.
    7. Take dirueritc to remove excess water, "dry up" and "tighten up."
    8. Take insulin to drive the remaining fluid into the muscles.
    9. On top of all that folks put cooking spray (PAM, or stuff like it) to bring up the highlights.

    It's all science, no different than tuning any other machine. Of course, you have to be an exceptional athlete in exceptional condition to pull it all together when the camera shows up.
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    May 20, 2009 6:38 PM GMT
    Some people just tan alot faster then others. I can get a good tan with being outside in the sun for about 2 hours or less. My sister on the other hand takes maybe a week or so of being in the sun alot to get a decent tan...
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    May 20, 2009 6:57 PM GMT
    i was born i ireland and now live in australia.............i burn and freckle....so now i have finally found an amazingly good (for me) tanning creme clalled Monet.........natural brown tan, and i have had some pretty bad ommpa loompa tans!
  • metta

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    May 20, 2009 7:06 PM GMT
    surferdude1101 saidSome people just tan alot faster then others. I can get a good tan with being outside in the sun for about 2 hours or less. My sister on the other hand takes maybe a week or so of being in the sun alot to get a decent tan...



    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melanin
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    May 20, 2009 7:06 PM GMT
    I'm the only person in my family that can tan. My brother and sister's nosferatuesque complexions all but burst into flames in direct sunlight. The only time I've really burned in the last 20 years is when I went to Hawaii and made the mistake of thinking the base I had built up the prior month was going to protect me at the beach.icon_lol.gif
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    May 20, 2009 7:10 PM GMT
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  • Bunjamon

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    May 20, 2009 7:13 PM GMT
    I'm never going in the sun again. I think I just threw up a little.
  • Timbales

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    May 20, 2009 7:16 PM GMT
    I've had 4 dysplastic nevis removed. I now embrace my creamy whiteness and avoid direct sun from 11 to 3 and always wear sunscreen if I'm going to be out and about.
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    May 20, 2009 7:58 PM GMT
    Some people just tan some dont.

    I couldn't find ASU's research on tanning. Tanresearch.com looks like a bunch of BullShit trying to sell fake product to suckers.

    Worth noting:

    Research I just read in the book Survival of the Sickest says that you should NOT wear sun glasses. The body produces melanin which prevents you from burning and gives you the brown tan. If you wear sunglasses UVA+B rays do not reach your Optic Nerve which sends signals directly to your Pituitary Gland to produce hormones to make the melanocytes (cells that produce melanin) produce melanin.

    Sunglasses mean your body does not know it's sunny and it will not protect itself therefore you will burn.
  • HndsmKansan

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    May 20, 2009 8:00 PM GMT
    I do mow my lawn with just shorts on... really enjoy it, but I don't usually have much of a problem with sunburning.. and just tan (except at this time of year when I'm still getting exposed for the beginning times). Always wear sunscreen and never stay outside too long.
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    May 20, 2009 9:05 PM GMT
    onstagebuffnaked saidSome people just tan some dont.

    I couldn't find ASU's research on tanning. Tanresearch.com looks like a bunch of BullShit trying to sell fake product to suckers.

    Worth noting:

    Research I just read in the book Survival of the Sickest says that you should NOT wear sun glasses. The body produces melanin which prevents you from burning and gives you the brown tan. If you wear sunglasses UVA+B rays do not reach your Optic Nerve which sends signals directly to your Pituitary Gland to produce hormones to make the melanocytes (cells that produce melanin) produce melanin.

    Sunglasses mean your body does not know it's sunny and it will not protect itself therefore you will burn.


    oh jeez...have you ever been to Arizona? I'm sorry, dude, but I'd go blind if I didn't have my sunglasses. It's like the surface of the freaking sun down here. (not today, of course, but still...)
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    May 20, 2009 9:17 PM GMT
    I think of the sun and I burn. I don't have any brown in my skin. It just turns red. With Swedish and Irish backgrounds, my ancestors were happy to get any sun at all in them. I've burned in San Francisco in February.

    People comment and ask me if I've been in Florida, and I'll say that I was mowing the lawn for 30 minutes.
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    May 20, 2009 9:54 PM GMT
    onstagebuffnaked saidSome people just tan some dont.

    I couldn't find ASU's research on tanning. Tanresearch.com looks like a bunch of BullShit trying to sell fake product to suckers.

    Worth noting:

    Research I just read in the book Survival of the Sickest says that you should NOT wear sun glasses. The body produces melanin which prevents you from burning and gives you the brown tan. If you wear sunglasses UVA+B rays do not reach your Optic Nerve which sends signals directly to your Pituitary Gland to produce hormones to make the melanocytes (cells that produce melanin) produce melanin.

    Sunglasses mean your body does not know it's sunny and it will not protect itself therefore you will burn.

    well thats all well and good when you aren't photosensitive thank you..

    I'll take the risk for ma sunnies and being able to see.