Health and wellness touch each of us differently. I was laying fully naked with my back against a cold metal exam table. He held one of my ankles with two hands, squinting closely at a mole on my calf. Being tan was just a part of life.
A tan occurs when sunlight or artificial ultraviolet UV rays hit the skin, causing a pigment called melanin to form. Spray tans, where the color additive dihydroxyacetone DHA is evenly applied to temporarily darken skin cells, are a popular alternative to achieving a tan without exposure to harmful UV rays. There is no medical benefit to having a tan, but some people prefer the look of tanned skin. Legend has it that tanning became popular in when Coco Chanel was sunburned on a trip to the South of France. Photos of her tanned supposedly became a sign of beauty and relaxation. Tans will last for different lengths of time depending on how you got it from UV rays or spray. The lifespan of a tan depends on what type of tan it is. It will also depend on your skin and how frequently your skin regenerates. Generally speaking, a tan that was achieved through sunbathing outside can be expected to last 7 to 10 days before the outer layer of the skin begins to exfoliate naturally. Spray tans can start to fade in as little as 1 day without proper care and can last as long as 10 days.
A tan line is a visually clear division on the human skin between an area of pronounced comparative paleness relative to other areas that have been suntanned by exposure to ultraviolet UV radiation. The source of the radiation may be the sun , or artificial UV sources such as tanning lamps. Tan lines are usually an inadvertent result of a work environment or of recreational activities, but are sometimes intentional. Many people regard visible tan lines as unsightly and seek to avoid tan lines that will be visible when regular clothes are worn. A "farmer's tan" also called "golfer's tan" or "tennis tan" refers to the typical tan lines developed by regular outdoor activity when wearing a short sleeve shirt. The farmer's tan usually starts with a suntan covering the exposed parts of the arms and neck.
Tan Lines occur when the human body gets tanned in areas of exposed skin but the places previously covered during the tan look noticeably lighter. They are usually seen as a way to make a character look funny after a bad or flawed tan job. Other forms include the farmer's tan face, neck, and both arms, from being out in the field while wearing a T-shirt or overalls and the trucker's tan face and one arm, from the sun shining through the windshield on the face, but with the pale arm inside the cab and the tan arm out the window. There are some who find tan lines, especially if the contrast is strong, to have an erotic edge, though tan lines rarely seem to be used much for Fanservice. Community Showcase More. Follow TV Tropes. You need to login to do this. Get Known if you don't have an account. How he keeps those tan lines when he always wears that tank top is a question for another time.