Random question. I just sort of always assumed everyone did, but I was at the pool the other day, applying my generous layer of sunscreen and a little boy (maybe five) at the table next to me asked his mom if he needed sunscreen. She said no, to which he responded that I was wearing some. His mom said "Well she's a redhead. If she could tan she wouldn't need it." I thought that was weird.
I was down at the lake with another family just a few weeks ago and they didn't put sunscreen on their one year old because she would tan and not burn.
So. If you tan/your kids tan instead of burn, do you still wear sunscreen? I am not familiar with the ways of the tan ones...
Also, for the record, I live in Kansas, so there's a lot of sun right now, and the UV index is usually no lower than seven.