10 Summertime Struggles Only Pale Girls Understand
While most people are excited about the sun showing its rays, pale girls know all too well that summer is a time for cherry-red (not “sunkissed”) skin, unintentional face peels, and burns even aloe can’t conquer. Here are the top ten struggles of pasty girls in the summertime.
You’re the only one of your friends who doesn’t jump for joy at the idea of a beach day.
When you do make it to the beach, you bring a hat and an umbrella. You’re not trying to be trendy—head coverings are a crucial part of your survival. (Two words: Scalp burn.)
You’ve spent so much time applying sunscreen you’ve had to get creative—like really, really creative.
Because when you miss a spot, you feel you’ve kickstarted your own demise. (Not to mention the weird tan lines.)
Words like “sun-kissed,” and “bronzed” don’t really apply to you. “Pasty” and (later) “scorched” are more prominent in your summertime vocabulary.
Which is why unveiling your paper-white legs at the start of each season is a personal ordeal.
When you come back from vacation and you’re still pale, your friends don’t believe you went away. Not for a second.
And they love to compare their tans against your translucent arms.
You’ve tried the whole fake tan thing, but those don’t really work for you either.
So for now you’ll just have to embrace your natural, porcelain-doll beauty...
At least you know all that SPF will keep you looking youthful and wrinkle-free in the future!