Tanning is both safe and dangerous.
It doesn't sting!
Only 3 times in your life, my goodness, I usually burn 3 times a summer. I tan through 35 spf sunblock, even when I re-apply every 2 hours. But through researching stuff for my son, discovered that much above 35 spf doesn't provide a significant increase in protection. Also learned that more recent research shows some better effectiveness in sunblock when it is applied 15-30 min before sun exposure and then again 15-30 min after you have been out in the sun, rather than the every 2 hours rule.
Surprisingly, my skin isn't what I would consider delicate. I can use straight rubbing alcohol on my face for my acne, and I don't dry out. I do get dry skin in the winter, but that is largely a lack of liquid intake when its cold.
I may have to try the vinegar this year though, hopefully I will never have to, but its something to keep in mind :)
I don't know how I got to be 55 without sunscreen; somehow we survived!
I thought I couldn't tan, and I was pretty close toright. Six years in Hawaii turned the tops of my feeta slightly darker shade of really pale.
We have to be very careful with the kid. She frecklesand burns so easily.
My childhood friend that cooked at the lake with me, always said of tanning: