Artificial tanning goes against season norms

Allan Haynes, Editor

The summer shine is gone far beneath the winter snow. It’s the time when people are beginning to pull out their winter coats, thick stockings, and long scarfs. Yet, people are still holding on to the summer vibe and ignoring the winter style.

Classes are full of students hiding in their large coats trying to keep warm; their skin is pale white from being sun deprived but surprisingly a few students aren’t. Nostalgic for the summer warmth, style, skin, and sun, they ignore the nature of the human body during winter. It’s becoming a big trend at MHS to artificially tan. Whether it’s to look tan or to match your friends, it’s an idea that defies the basics of winter fashion and beauty.

People are allowed to control what they do with their own bodies, but letting yourself become a living Cheeto doesn’t justify your insane choice to artificially tan. The natural summer tan gives the human skin a beautiful golden brown glow that can be admired by many. But with lack of replication artificial tanning can’t be compared to real tanning and the skin turns orange . If you want to look tan in winter, you’re better off paying an expensive plane ticket to Florida to tan, because that cheap tan isn’t cute.

There’s nothing more out of style than not following the season’s fashion. Winter is supposed to be embracing your fair or lighter skin tones and wearing the winter clothes. This fashion has been set for generations and wearing summer clothes with a summer tan is not what is fashionably correct. Never the less, your artificial skin tone tells lies. Looking as if you came from a long day at the beach lies about what all Michiganders do during the winter: sleep, eat, and curl in a blanket in your dark warm bedroom.