Question of the day: is it vain?
I like to look nice. I like to dress up in bows and ruffles, a belt and a jacket, topping it off with a trendy pair of high heels.
I like jewelry – and just about all accessories for that matter. I like necklaces, braceletts, earrings, headbands, purses, and sunglasses. I like that fashionable, trendy stuff – and I have plenty of it to go around.
I like to style my hair. I like to straighten it; I like to scrunch it; I like to curl it; I like to braid it, style an up-do, and tie it back. I like to dye my hair… brown, blonde, red, black… I’ve had just about every color in my hair at one point.
I like to wear make-up – not gobs and gobs – but the basics: foundation, bronzer/blush, eye-liner, mascara, lip gloss, and perhaps a pinch of eye shadow depending on the outfit I’m wearing. I like all natural colors though – none of this bright red, hot pink, and blue stuff.
I like to be tan. However, I have been blessed with skin that refuses to tan in the natural sun. The only way for my skin to change a shade or two is by going to a tanning salon. That’s right… if I want to have a tan, I have to purposely go to a tanning salon, get into a human oven for 15 minutes, and do something that I know probably isn’t the healthiest thing for my skin.
SO… here is my question. Is that vain of me? Is it selfish for me to want to have a nice, tan skin-tone enough to get a tanning salon membership and willingly bake myself for 15 minutes? No, there’s nothing in the Bible that says “Thou shalt not tan”; but do you think it’s okay, as a Christian, to do so? If you have a thought or opinion on the matter, please feel free to share it via the comment box below.
“Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.” ~ Proverbs 31:30
“Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.” ~ Galatians 5:26
“The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.” ~ Psalm 94:11