Jennifer Campbell-Klomps Laeticia Klomps Tobias Klomps
Do you tan? How many people have ever asked me this question in my lifetime? Quite a few. I thought it was pretty obvious that “skin is skin” whether pale or dark and when exposed to the sun it will change colour.
A few years ago, whilst holidaying in Cyprus and Turkey, temperatures soared to a scorching 45C! If you look at my arm in the photo (left), you will see that it is darker than the shoulder, neck and face – I call that a tan – admittedly not beautifully bronzed but a tan.
Another Skin Scenario
It was a beautiful hot summer’s day in July and whilst sitting on the beach at Puerto de la Cruz, I noticed that my skin was rather dry and decided to rub a little oil into it. My German friend Carla aware of this asked why I needed to do it and I explained the reason. Admittedly, it would be lovely to go to the beach, sit in the sun and rub cream into my skin like everyone else without being asked why I am there and what I was doing.
Please don’t get me wrong – this is not a gripe at peoople – more a plea to accept that “black” does not mean “doesn’t need to” use make-up, oil/cream your skin or sit in the sun!