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Old 14th July 2008   #2
Maureen
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Default Re: Fair skin = healthy beauty

I've heard the addiction to tanning called "tanorexia." I don't think it's a coincidence that two forms of self-destructiveness born of low self-esteem are linked in this "portmanteau" word.

Those of us with very pale skin, as well as our darker-complected sisters, would do well to take this tanning warning very seriously. Sunburn isn't just painful, it is dangerous to the skin's health. Hats and parasols used to be part of every lady's ensemble. It's high time they made a comeback -- for our health as well as the elegance they project.
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