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Am I too white?

lacunaCoilslacunaCoils Posts: 489Registered Users
NO! I absolutely hate when people say I'm too white and need to get a tan. Why do I NEED to get a tan? So I can get skin cancer and wrinkly skin? Can't I just be happy with the skin I was given? I think tanning is way overrated. Even though I have tried all kinds of self tanners, etc to look "normal" when I'm wearing my summer clothes. But then I just said **** it, I'm just going to be happy the way I am, if you don't like it then don't look at me!
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  • sarah42sarah42 Posts: 4,034Registered Users
    Don't risk your health by going to tanning beds. It could cause skin cancer or premature wrinkles. Just be happy with your natural self.
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  • BefrizzledBefrizzled Posts: 3,854Registered Users
    I am totally with you. I'm so white that people I've worked with thought I wore white tights every day. My friend says all the time that I need a tan. Aside from not begging for cancer, I will also have killer skin at our high school reunions, while she and the other tanorexics I went to school with are wrinkly, rubbery mannequins. Put on your sunglasses, folks, because I rock the white. Mini skirts and all. :)

    (I got sunburned from riding in a car halfway across the country, and it is turning into a tan. I'm actually really upset. It doesn't look like "me" since I haven't had a tan in years, and the burn/tan is evidence of skin damage. I'm ready to go back to pasty, thanks. It just suits me better, methinks. Well, that, and only one arm is burned/tan. And half my chest/neck is darker than the other. I just look silly. Love your skin tones, ladies!)

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  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    Damn skippy! There's nothing wrong with the skin God gave ya.
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  • CurlyEyesCurlyEyes Posts: 2,983Registered Users
    If someone said to an African-american person that their skin was too black, they would be accused of racism. Same case here. Rock your skin tone! I refuse to bleach out my skin, so why should you tan yours?
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  • Mass1gBewegtMass1gBewegt Posts: 113Registered Users
    my bio teacher called me Casper for a reason. :iconbiggrin:
    I like the pale. I glow. :happy10:
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  • RawrSallyRawrSally Posts: 1,388Registered Users
    I've had a piece of paper held up to my face and told that it was about right.
    That my perfect foundation would be to mix the fair with white-out.
    I don't complain though. In the olden days, pale was hot.
    Time travellers would be drooling over us white girls.
  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    CurlyEyes wrote: »
    If someone said to an African-american person that their skin was too black, they would be accused of racism. Same case here. Rock your skin tone! I refuse to bleach out my skin, so why should you tan yours?
    Absolutely! White is the new tan.
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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    You are what you are and that's what you're supposed to be.
  • spiderman5000spiderman5000 Posts: 673Registered Users
    People ALWAYS tell me this. "You're so white! You're so pale! I bet you'd look great with a tan".

    No. I won't. I sunburn easily and hate being in the sun. I like my pale skin because it makes me look Snow Whitish. When I'm tan (which is rare) I look kinda sweaty.
  • anonnymouseanonnymouse Posts: 1,340Registered Users
    White is the new tan.
    Sweet! I'm finally fashionable. :iconbiggrin:

    I'm so pale, I'm see-through. Seriously, you can see all my veins. I'm pretty gross.
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  • automaticflowersautomaticflowers Posts: 3,465Registered Users
    When you're older, and your face is relatively smooth and doesn't look like chewed leather, but everyone who criticized you looks like the Cryptkeeper... let that be your vindication. :wink:

    I don't let silly or rude comments bother me because I was born with this skin, and I want to keep it healthy as long as I can.
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    White is the new tan.
    Sweet! I'm finally fashionable. :iconbiggrin:

    I'm so pale, I'm see-through. Seriously, you can see all my veins. I'm pretty gross.


    Who said that?:rolleyes:
  • yagottaloveyacurlsyagottaloveyacurls Posts: 5,766Registered Users
    When I'm tan (which is rare) I look kinda sweaty.

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  • Mass1gBewegtMass1gBewegt Posts: 113Registered Users
    The sun gives me those little tiny freckles everwhere. My dad gets enough of those to look tan, but I dont. I just have cinnamon sprinkles on my knees.
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  • ZinniaZinnia Posts: 7,339Registered Users
    People ALWAYS tell me this. "You're so white! You're so pale! I bet you'd look great with a tan".

    No. I won't. I sunburn easily and hate being in the sun. I like my pale skin because it makes me look Snow Whitish. When I'm tan (which is rare) I look kinda sweaty.

    For some reason, from your photos, I would have thought you have more of an olive complexion and not so pale. Maybe I am thinking of a different curly.
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  • Night_OwlNight_Owl Posts: 110Registered Users
    If I was meant to tan then I wouldn't burn so bloody easily. People are always telling me that I have really nice skin. I feel like saying "That's what happens when you stay out of the sun". I used to hate my color but now I embrace it.
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    Originally Posted by Suburbanbushbabe
    White is the new tan.

    Sweet! I'm finally fashionable.

    I've never been fashionable before. I kinda like it.
    I got sunburned from riding in a car halfway across the country, and it is turning into a tan. I'm actually really upset. It doesn't look like "me" since I haven't had a tan in years, and the burn/tan is evidence of skin damage. I'm ready to go back to pasty, thanks. It just suits me better, methinks. Well, that, and only one arm is burned/tan. And half my chest/neck is darker than the other. I just look silly. Love your skin tones, ladies!)

    Me too, only it's just the top part of one arm. Not only does it look weird with a tan just in that one spot, but the freckles are more prominent there, which makes me mad cause my freckles are supposed to be even.
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  • kat180kat180 Posts: 6,280Registered Users
    Yay! Im very pale too! I live in England, not what you'd call the hottest country, and if Im out in the sun for like ten minutes I start to go red and burn. It never turns into a tan-not that I'd particularly want to. Thats why I hate holidays to really hot places!

    Its only recently tans are fashionable anyway, in the olden days women with pale skin who kept out of the sun were thought to be beautiful!
  • PigletPiglet Posts: 1,451Registered Users
    I'm really pale too and don't tan. Once I had a spray tan and it looked really good. I looked slimmer and more toned, the skin on my face looked clearer and my eyes looked bluer. It also looked 'right' with my big dark curly hair. I had lots of compliments too. I'd like to look like that all the time, but spray tans are too expensive. Hopefully I'll be able to find a tan from a bottle that looks natural. I'd much rather be pale than orange.
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  • ScarletScarlet Posts: 3,125Registered Users
    Embrace your paleness! I had several really bad sunburns when I was a teenager (what can I say, it was the 80s). I felt uncomfortable because the "healthy" California Girl, Christie Brinkley look was in. It was incredibly uncomfortable being the really pale girl with black hair. I have been religiously using sunscreen since the sunburns. I'm going to be 40 this year, and no one can believe it. So, aside from reducing your chances of skin cancer, sun protection also will help keep your skin young looking and healthy.

    Piglet, try using shades of brown eyeshadow on your eyes. I use them on my blue eyes, and it makes them look even bluer.
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  • PigletPiglet Posts: 1,451Registered Users
    Thanks for the tip, Scarlet, but I avoid eyeshadow because with my dark circles, I just look awful. Actually, the tan also made the dark circles look better.

    You definitely don't look anywhere near nearly-40, Scarlet.
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  • LilahLilah Posts: 916Registered Users
    I'm also incredibly pale-- I've been trying to embrace it more this summer. I've been serious about putting on sunblock and I haven't used self-tanners as frequently.

    I just wish my legs didn't look so purple:laughing6:
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  • LoloDSMLoloDSM Posts: 3,778Registered Users
    Another pale one here. I haven't been tan in more than 15 years. I was pale before it was cool. On the plus side, I'm going to be 38 in October, and I still get carded sometimes. :iconbiggrin:
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  • M2LRM2LR Posts: 8,630Registered Users
    I have my mother's Irish skin tone, so I am quite fair and freckly.

    My mom was a sun worshiper when she was younger, and is now pretty much having skin cancer/pre-cancerous lesions removed from her body a few times a year.

    I stopped trying to get darker YEARS ago. I don't bother with the fake-tan stuff, either. It's too messy, too hard to get right, makes me itch, all of the above. I just don't bother anymore.
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  • lacunaCoilslacunaCoils Posts: 489Registered Users
    Thanks guys! I feel so much better now that I'm not the only one that doesn't want/isn't able to tan. Part of the reason I was so bitter was that I had so many horrible, terrible sunburns in my teens (when people thought suntanning lotion was the same as sunblock, lol!) I was so miserable, itchy, peeling, and looked like a tomato on fire...:angryfire:

    I have to admit I am jealous of people that can tan easily and never burn, but I've come to terms with it and am more concerned with my health to risk it. Too many people in my family have had cancer and it is not cool at all. I hate when people act like it's a joke. Or they're just in plain denial (he didn't get lung cancer from smoking, must have been something else, etc) but yeah that's a whole other topic. (maybe should start one)

    Anyway, it's true if you told someone they looked too black, it would be racist, and I do feel offended in that way when people say I'm too white. But whatever, I'm rockin the white now! So let's show them that au natural is the way to go! (ok, maybe not THAT au natural - naked :laughing7::laughing7: !!) But you know what I mean...
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    Currently using: Deva low-poo and OC, KCKT/KCCC, JCCC, & BRHG. + Curlease towel :)
    Also have had success with: CK, FSG, KBB, AOHR, Nature's Gate Conditioner.

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  • ScarletScarlet Posts: 3,125Registered Users
    Thank you, piglet!

    You can try what I do sometimes. When my circles are really bad, I don't line underneath my eyes. I just put a wash of a light brown beige across my entire eyelid, with a bit of a darker shade in the crease. This doesn't call any unwanted attention to the undereye area.
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  • cymprenicympreni Posts: 9,609Registered Users
    Nother pale and proud person here!

    I got a bad sunburn this summer on my chest. I hate it. What little I do tan looks horrible, almost has a greyish hue to it, doesn't look healthy at all. I can't wait until it fades. People asking if I'm sick all the time is getting old.
  • realisticrealistic Posts: 2,222Registered Users
    LoloDSM wrote: »
    Another pale one here. I haven't been tan in more than 15 years. I was pale before it was cool. On the plus side, I'm going to be 38 in October, and I still get carded sometimes. :iconbiggrin:

    Unbelievable! You look so young.
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  • LAwomanLAwoman Posts: 2,949Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Agree -- another pale, befrecked person here.

    I will admit I do use some of that Nivea self-tanning/firming lotion for light skin tones on my legs a few times a week during the summer just to give them a hint of color. But for the most part, I embrace paleness.

    Another pale one here. I haven't been tan in more than 15 years. I was pale before it was cool. On the plus side, I'm going to be 38 in October, and I still get carded sometimes. :iconbiggrin:

    That's awesome! Sun-worshipping really does catch up with you later in life -- even if you have skin that "tans" easily.
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    I avoid tanning at all cost. I like the look of a tan but the potential damage is not worth it. I laid in a tanning bed a few summers in my late 20's and now I'm close to mid 30's and the damage is rapidly showing up. So.not.cool.
  • BoomygrrlBoomygrrl Posts: 4,940Registered Users
    I am pale white and proud of it. Be proud of whomever you are, whether you're red, white, blue, black, or green polka-dotted.
    I'm 37 and people think I'm in my mid to late 20's. I still get carded when I go out and drink.
    Beauty comes in all shades, including pale.
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