|Christina is a beautiful woman, but is this much tan over and out?|
Doonan cites three celebrities with healthy, natural skin: Tilda Swinton (I love her pale glow), Michelle Obama, and Lucy Liu. He's rabidly opposed to suntanning the old fashioned way: "Burning and blistering your skin is like smoking packs of cigarettes or excessive boozing. It's negative and gnarly and self-destructive. You must love yourself, which includes loving your epidermis."
He's an advocate for the "skin tone you were born with", and his final words of advice are, "Love your skin, don't barbecue it!"
|Doonan cites Lucy Liu as an example of healthy, non-barbecued skin.|
Love the freckles.
I agree with Mr. Doonan on this one. I'm from a generation that sizzled and fried in the sun as teens, with nothing more than a splash of olive oil to "protect" our skin. I've had some skin cancers, yeah. But my eye is still attracted to a bronze glow. I guess all those years of programming, staring at this ad, are tough to erase! Curse you, Bain du Soleil.
|Yes, in 1982 SPF 15 was "The Ultra Block"|
To save my skin, these days I am enjoying a renaissance of blushing. I love ChaCha Tint by Benefit. I use it as my first layer of blushing as it's sheer but long-lasting. Then I brush on some pinkish powder like this one by L'Oreal, high on my cheeks. I'm using a little more than I used to, as I notice it actually does perk up my face!
Do you still love the look of a "healthy" tan? Via the sun or by way of lotions and powders? Or do you embrace your natural skin tone, or fall somewhere in-between?
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