A history of tanning

We are creatures of the sun

Stars Insider

04/03/21 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE Summer

Summer is only a few months away, and with it tanning will be on a lot of people's minds. But while we all love a good beach holiday, where did this strange culture of tanning come from?

Soaking up the sauce is a very new trend in human culture. For years, Caucasian people wanted to protect their skin and keep it porcelain white to show that they did not work under the sun. The dawn of the 20th century, however, brought with it an addiction to UV rays that has changed habits more than you might think.

Unsunned skin gave way to carrot orange and then to a honey glow. If you want to know how we went from trend to trend and why, take a peek through this history of tanning. Click on!

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