Bad Judgement: Are You Tanorexic?

May 3, 2012 • Bad Judgement, Beauty, Fashion Blog

Tanorexic Mom Patricia Krentcil, 44...going on 84

So, did you hear about the one where this tanorexic mom allegedly took her 5 year-old daughter into a tanning booth with her? I’m not joking. It was all over my Facebook and Twitter feeds yesterday. I mean seriously. Who wants to tan themselves into a wrinkled piece of shoe leather? OK, I admit there was a time back in my teens and early 20’s when I tanned, er burned, with baby oil and a reflective mat, but I was young and dumb and of course would never heed the warnings of my mother. Thankfully, however, I got wise as I got older. Now I don’t tan very much and if I do, I use self-tanner. I also wear at least a 30 SPF every day.

Magda from 'There's Something About Mary'

Anyway, this morning the story was all over the news and the NY Post thought it front-page worthy (read ‘Toast of the Town here). Do you know anyone who tans too much anymore? Do they think they are too tan? I think it goes without saying you have to be absolutely insane to bring a child into a tanning booth. I also think it’s pretty nuts for adults to go into them any longer. So I thought it was the perfect opportunity to revisit my post from last summer on The 10 Best Self-Tanners. Which on is your favorite?

– Lauren Dimet Waters

Photos: NY Post, About Absolutely Nothing

 

 

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