Pale vs. Tan

I grew up 15 minutes from the beach in sunny Southern California. There are almost as many tanning salons as there are Starbucks. Having that glow about you is perceived as “healthy.” No one talks about skin cancer.

Basically, this is a reminder for myself, and for those of you not born bronzed (or with the kind of skin that just doesn’t burn), that sunbathing—or fake baking in a bed, for that matter—are pretty darn harmful. Here are some side by sides of tanners vs. the protected pale.

Sun safety, y’all. Keep it real.