Remember a few years back, when we were all a-swim in self-tanner so powerful that many naturally fair-skinned girls walked around in a perpetual state of tiger-striped fake bake fade? I was watching all the fake tan on Jersey Shore the other night and realized that, although it's still all over the place on the show, I'm seeing a lot less of it in real life these days. Maybe it's just that it's Winter, but there's a lot less faux tan on the shelves at the drugstore, too. I'm glad for people to fake tan if it means not being exposed to harmful UV rays, but I can't say that I'd be sad to see us become more accepting of the beauty of natural skin tones across the board. What do you think? Is the self-tanner craze over, or are we just in a lull?

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