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Is tan skin common among polish people?


Styles 2 | 21  
4 Feb 2007 /  #1
Well I've seen the tallness thread, and I thought I'd asked :P.

My great grandma was really tan, sorta like a olive skin complection. Basiclly my dads side of the family has olive skin heh. Hes 50% polish though so it could be something else.

now my mom is pale, no offense but her skin colour is like a cracker lol best way I would be able to put it. I know she has Irish,english,Native American,sweed,uhh yeah and so on. But her mom is dark skinned.

I'm in btw during the winter I am light skin skin and then spring on up I tan real easy. I don't know if its the native american or the polish, so thats my question for you all! :)
Patrycja19 63 | 2,699  
5 Feb 2007 /  #2
imb.uq.edu.au/download/large/Bioessay.pdf

Heres your answer.
inq  
5 Feb 2007 /  #3
Tan skin is very common among Polish people
shewolf 5 | 1,077  
5 Feb 2007 /  #4
Except for me. I'm as white as a ghost. I couldn't get a tan to save my life. :)
inq  
5 Feb 2007 /  #5
I actually prefer pale skin to tanned skin, and some people go overboard with those tanning salons, looks like they came out of an oven or something, yuck
shakeNbake07  
5 Feb 2007 /  #6
The people on the Polish side of my family are very tan..and in the summer I tan very easily too.
Frank 23 | 1,183  
5 Feb 2007 /  #7
Except for me. I'm as white as a ghost. I couldn't get a tan to save my life.

Not another Irish person in disguise in Poland....lol
miranda  
5 Feb 2007 /  #8
I tan like a Gypsy - no offense to Gypsies though.
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
5 Feb 2007 /  #9
There are solariums everywhere in PL...even in the middle of nowhere. I think many people there just want to be tan for the sake of looking cool.
Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
5 Feb 2007 /  #10
Yes and there will be a lot of wrinkly women walking about in 10 years time....I actually saw a few that looked like they'd been tango'd last week in Krakow!!
Patrycja19 63 | 2,699  
5 Feb 2007 /  #11
I didnt think Polish were naturally tan, white is what i thought.

my dad used to get dark, and when referred to his skin color during his marine
days, it was called " Ruddy" <~beats me on what that even refers too, dont even
know what color that would be classified as .
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
5 Feb 2007 /  #12
Ruddy

Maybe sunburnt and ruggid or weathered.
Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
5 Feb 2007 /  #13
Ruddy cheeks - red cheeks
LoneStranger 3 | 382  
5 Feb 2007 /  #14
most polish are too white to be tan :)
telefonitika  
5 Feb 2007 /  #15
Except for me. I'm as white as a ghost. I couldn't get a tan to save my life

I am like that as well i get a slight tan now but this is through years of severe pain and no gain methods as a teenager to get a tan ... plus i must be the only person to ever burn and peel from a sunbed a week before going on holiday to malta. crazy indeed.

but red head ... freckles .... classic semi skimmed milk skin colour ... oh well :)
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
5 Feb 2007 /  #16
I see many young PL guys...mainly the cool bulldog bunch getting super tanned. While there in january, I saw them all over. It's funny seeing these guy's with gf's that are almost black. Can you say rawhide?
Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
5 Feb 2007 /  #17
I go golden brown but I also use no lower than a factor 30, you only get one skin - take care of it thats what I say.....besides I st tropez for my tan! I dont fancy skin cancer...
Patrycja19 63 | 2,699  
5 Feb 2007 /  #18
I dont fancy skin cancer...

I agree there. one of my friends at work had agressive malanoma which
was on her shoulder/neck area, she had always wore skin protection and
the doctors were stumped. but she recovered quick. had it removed and
major chemo/radiation. all is well.

scarey really. even say tanning beds are the worst for ppl. I used to go, but
I dont want to chance that even .
Giles  
5 Feb 2007 /  #19
Haven't you heard about the current problem with tanorexia, people who are addicted to sunbed and hop from one salon to another.
I'm naturally a bit tanned but if and rarely when I go on a tan bed thingy, I never go for more than 5 or 6 minutes. But I've seen people go in for 20 minutes plus, and these machines are serious skin crackling ovens. Nut cases.
LoneStranger 3 | 382  
5 Feb 2007 /  #20
I say be happy with what you have~!..... it doesnt matter
Epicurus - | 30  
5 Feb 2007 /  #21
No, tan skin is not common. Beautifully pale, white, and milky skin is! :)
Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
5 Feb 2007 /  #22
I only ever went on a sunbed once and that dreadful burning smell made me feel sick so I never did again, besides a tan off a sunbed looks terrible - I know girls who used to used them all the time and they have skin like leather now!!
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
5 Feb 2007 /  #23
Quite a few women here get a spray-on tan.
telefonitika  
5 Feb 2007 /  #26
pale, white, and milky skin is!

well that is me freckles to boot :)
OP Styles 2 | 21  
5 Feb 2007 /  #27
I hear a couple of yes's and a few no's lol. Hmm

I would never spend a dollar at a tanning salon, waste of money I say! That orange look is not attractive at all! so many girls in my highschool walk around in winter looking orange, its so nasty.

I tan naturally, none of that fake crap touching my skin. And I doubt rest of my family (polish side) go to salons at all. I know my grand dad doesn't for a fact, thats just weird haha.
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544  
6 Feb 2007 /  #28
I tan like a Gypsy - no offense to Gypsies though.

It's the first time I heard that saying somebody is tanned can be taken as an offense. :)

I also tan like a Gypsy. :)

There are solariums everywhere in PL...even in the middle of nowhere. I think many people there just want to be tan for the sake of looking cool.

Some people really do seem to be addicted to solarium's. Personally I prefer a pale complexion to a burned one.
miranda  
6 Feb 2007 /  #29
I also tan like a Gypsy.

Dzis prawdziwych Gyganow juz nie ma.....:)
aleksy  
12 Feb 2007 /  #30
Alot of polish people are tanned pretty dark most of my family is

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