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Facade's avatar

Why do people who tan not do their face as well?

Asked by Facade (22902points) August 12th, 2009

I’ve always wondered this but I ran across this lovely lady and it reminded me.
I see it all the time. Orange , or tan if they did it correctly, bodies and a pale face.

Is it done on purpose? A mistake?

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gailcalled's avatar

She looks to be wearing make-up.

Facade's avatar

@gailcalled Right, but why not the same shade as her body?

casheroo's avatar

I don’t do it on purpose, but my skin does something like that (although in her case, that’s make up)
I saw a dermatologist, who asked if I had bad sun poisoning as a child, and I know I peeled a couple times on my face…but I don’t recall anything serious. She says I probably did have sun poisoning, and thats why my face really doesn’t tan like my body anymore.

rebbel's avatar

What was the question?

cak's avatar

Probably to prevent premature aging (if they were actually in the sun) and to prevent looking like an Ompa Lompa from head-to-toe.

Maybe having the fake bake, spray tan or whatever it is – on the face, during a photo shot doesn’t look good in the shot.

Sariperana's avatar

Thats megan fox…! Bit of a skank rabbit.

Facade's avatar

@cak But it looks good on the body? I just think one color from head to toe would be best.

Facade's avatar

@Sariperana What makes her a skank rabbit?

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

..um..to remind the rest of us what their human skin looked like

casheroo's avatar

@Facade Not everyone can have the same complexion as you ;)
I also think a lot of women put sunscreen on their face, because it’s in a lot of face lotions..so maybe that has something to do with it. I dunno, white people have crazy skin. ;) ~

jeanna's avatar

The people I know cover up their face when by the pool tanning because they are trying to keep their face from burning. Our faces see the sun on a daily basis so I imagine people cover up to be sure the face doesn’t end up being darker. I don’t think the picture you provided is a typical example.

Sariperana's avatar

@Facade Have you ever read any of the interviews that she has done? Of course, thats my personal opinion. I think she is attractive and all, but i think the only class that she has comes from her stylist.

Likeradar's avatar

Part of the color mis-match in the Megan Fox pictures might be blamed on a crappy re-toucher.
I know some people who tan but cover their faces to prevent wrinkles and sun damage, but they use bronzer to make it not so obvious.

derekpaperscissors's avatar

I think our face is more sensitive. Sun exposure could cause more wrinkles for it.
Also, the face usually gets more sun normally since we’ve covered up our bodies most of the time. Maybe people just want to even out the skin tone by tanning their pale Twilight-esque bodies.

gailcalled's avatar

The color on her face was too uniform to be natural. And note the implants. That photo was contrived and not just a snap shot on the spur-of-the-moment.

cak's avatar

@Facade – also, she really doesn’t have the best complexion. Most people I know, mix the bronzer with a lotion, but there is a difference between the body and the face. A little color is good on the face, but for a lot of us, it tends to make us look older.

cak's avatar

@teh_kvlt_liberal oh….that’s bad!

Facade's avatar

@jeanna I see the exaggerated emaples like the photos in every day life. Literally every day.
@cak That’s what I’d expect. Mix a bit of bronzer into the foundation. Make it look…better.

@those who commented on sunscreen- It was my belief that you can tan through the sunscreen, because I’ve put on layers on sunscreen and have come home as dark as my hair lol. Would it not be the same with people with lighter skin? it’s a mystery…

gailcalled's avatar

Sun screen is supposed to be slathered on 3 oz. at a time and replaced often during the day. I now wear long sleeves, a hat, sunblock and sit in the shade. And still, I am at the dermatologist’s four times a year to remove damage done when I was a teen.

jeanna's avatar

@Facade I’ll repeat, I don’t think that’s a typical example. Just because you supposedly see it every day does not mean it’s the norm.

Facade's avatar

wouldn’t that make it my norm?

Grisaille's avatar

@teh_kvlt_liberal Fucking… lollerskates.

I don’t know. But I do know that a woman wearing a ski mask to the beach to prevent a face tan is a funny thought to entertain.

Facade's avatar

lol! you’ve seen that? hilarious

SeventhSense's avatar

I think women are more worried about wrinkles. I don’t think guys actually care one way or another but maybe just don’t want to burn their nose.

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

I think everyone should have the same skin tone as @Facade, that is an awesome skin hue. Of course, it doesn’t come naturally to a white boy like me. :::sigh:::

Grisaille's avatar

Facade is yummeh

Facade's avatar

lol I don’t think everyone would like that. it scars so badly! but thanks for the compliments =D

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