10 Struggles of Being Pale

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Seniors Audrey Anello and Jessica Zakhary don’t understand #palegirlstruggles

Grace Neal, Senior Staff Writer

Being tan and having the perfect skin “glow” seems to be the most desired beauty trend in today’s world. However, for pale people, this is the last thing on their minds. Avoiding tanning may end up being beneficial for skin care in the future, but having a pasty glow does have its struggles. Mothers always try and console the situation with terms like “simply porcelain” or “fairest in the land”, nonetheless nothing pales in comparison to the daily ridicule of being translucent. There are many light hearted struggles with being fair skinned and here are only a few.

  • Finding that you blend in with white walls along with snowy weather conditions
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  • When friends always compare their arm or legs to yours, to point out how tan they are at the moment
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Junior Sarah Conn remarks "After summer especially people compare their arms to mine all the time", Credit: Grace Neal/Achona Online
Junior Sarah Conn remarks “After summer especially people compare their arms to mine all the time”, Credit: Grace Neal/Achona Online
  • People thinking they are doing you a service by sending you self tanner links on Pinterest
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  • Attempting to take a picture and finding that you have lost all facial features in bright lighting
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  • Always being prepared to go into the sun because you have bought all the sunscreen on the East Coast
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  • When your friends want to “tan” for fun and they do not understand that is not an ideal hangout
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Relating to the pale girl lifestyle, Junior Sarah Conn mentions “Going to the beach with other people is embarrassing because I’m as pale as the sand”

  • Looking for foundation and even the lightest shade in the store is not pale enough for your skin
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  • Walking outside on a bright day and finding that you have an unnatural neon glow
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  • When your Academy sisters complain about their class ring tans and you can’t relate
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The Academy ring tan is a foreign concept for a pale girl, Credit: Grace Neal/Achona Online
  • When friends and family ask your mother if you are healthy and have enough vitamin D in your system
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Being easily sunburnt and having to put up with the constant taunts about having pale skin, are only a few of the struggles people with a pasty appearance have to deal with. Yet, if anyone knows more about how to stay extra careful at the beach or how to accurately match makeup to different complexions, it will always be the resident pale person.