I think everybody looks and feels better with a bit of a tan. I don't tan much any more but I used to. Now I put the fake stuff on -- but I buy the good stuff that doesn't go orange -- and sit in the sun a little. The combination really works. I have light olive skin so I tan easily.
I live in a place where we get a lot of rain, so like most Canadians, I am a sun worshipper. I just always feel better when the sun is shining.