Q: I was wondering which products does the scandinavian people use for tanning, I’ve been travelling a lot and all the Scandinavian people I meet are really tanned , with really bronze colour. Do you have any tips on that one?
A: I guess most people around the world would assume that Scandinavians are very pale, however having blonde hair does not automatically mean you have very pale, burn-prone skin. In my opinion, most Scandinavians and Norwegians definitely find it more beautiful being tanned. As we don’t have a lot of sun in the winter, tanning salons are very popular here, however lately the awareness around skin cancer has become bigger and the government have become more strict when it comes to age limits etc.
Scandinavians travel a lot all year to warmer, sunnier places and when they do they try to get the most out of the sun, the majority of people will probably spend most of their holiday on the beach tanning. It’s also very common to prepare your body and skin before you go, a lot of people take suppliments such as Beta-Carotene as it is supposed to give you a nicer and longer lasting tan, it is also supposed to protect the skin against sunburn.
Last but not least self-tanning is very common in Scandinavia too, you’ll find a lot of self-tanning products and salons here. This is definitely a much safer way to stay tanned than going to tanning salons. My favorite self-tanner is the Mousse Intense from Xen-Tan. Hope this answered your question!
What do you prefer? Tanned or pale skin?