Sunday, 28 June 2015

Pale Person Problems

Hi there!

I hope you are well. Today is little under one month away from this blogs first anniversary! Woah. I'm also officially one third of the way through the summer holidays.

I hope some of you can relate to my ongoing struggles. Tell me I'm not alone!

The summer is a stressful time for pale chiciteetas like me. It's one big worry. Most of year, I manage to stay in the shaded protection of my house but the word "summer" is a moral obligation to go outside and frolic in the sun.

When I step outside I want to be fully covered, from head to toe, in what some might call "winter clothing". This is very uncomfortable and kinda gross and sweaty. Every visible patch of skin is coated with a thick layer of Factor 50 suncream.

Even though I prioritise putting on sunscreen, I still wake up most mornings with sun burn...?

One of the most awkward things about living the #palelife is when people confront you for trying to sit in their shadow. Often people won't say it out loud but you see that they see that you've moved to be in their shadow.

Another thing that embarrasses me is when your friends come back from a foreign holiday looking like a sun kissed blimmin' goddess and I look like a lobster or, on a good day, a cauliflower child.

I cannot count the number of times people have asked if I feel unwell because I look very pale.

"No.... This is just... ya know... my skin."

And can I just say that it is so hard to find a foundation that accurately matches my skin! The struggle... So much money has been wasted on foundations that are far to dark but I've learnt that once you find a foundation that matches your skin DON'T CHANGE IT!

Another bad thing about pale skin is that it bruises so easily!

Are there any benefits of wearing shorts in summer?! All people do is come up to me and compare skin tones.

That's my rant for today. If you enjoyed it please follow. Keep your Factor 50 close by at all times and...

Stay strong, Autumn is coming!

Clare ♡

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