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I Have Pale Skin

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 430 People

    Pretty Embarrassing

    Seeing how I'm Chicana, I'm ashamed of my light complexion, and I'm so tired of being called a "white girl", "gabacha", and all those other slams. If the sun would ever shine here, though, I at least am able to tan to a lovely caramel brown without burning.
    DeadOfDecember DeadOfDecember 22-25, F 1 Response May 20, 2011

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    I literally been told

    that I blended into the wall behind me. The wall was white.
    Flis Flis 22-25, F Dec 7, 2013

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    Pale skin people have their own challenges.

    Like, I don't tan. I burn. I could be in the sun for 10 mins and I end up looking like raw ham. I always wear sun screen. I can never find a make up that matches my skin tone. It always ends up too dark. I can't take pictures with the flash on. I end up looking like Casper. You...
    Santos21 Santos21 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 3, 2014

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    Yeah I'm pale as ****.

    Being in the sun makes me groggy so I avoid it a lot.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 28, 2014

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    Perfect.

    I love pale skin. It's so pure, transparent. In my opinion is beautiful, not a shame. I don't understand why girls would kill to be tan. And tan hours at a time, damaging their skin to be a certain color. And hate girls that are naturally born tan. If you're pale, you should be...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 16, 2013

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    Without Tanner, I Look Like A Ghost

    Why am I so pale? My dad is olive skinned! My mom isn't even as light as me... People make fun of me and call me a vampire when I avoid the sun (I look like I was torched if I'm out too long, or neglect the sun cream.)
    CassiaDream CassiaDream 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 25, 2013

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    I think I'm the palest person.

    Like ever. Lol. Hence my username.
    AlyssaDurham AlyssaDurham 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 5, 2014

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    And Proud of It..

    I even got asked one if I'm feeling not well,  because the person didn't know me.. lol.. But it was my perfectly normal skin color..
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 25, 2007

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    Weirdo

    I'm Brazilian,so I live among people who think that what is sexy is to be tan. I used to feel bad when people dissed me because of my skin tone,but not anymore. It's nice to sunbathe once in a while,but I don't wanna be slave to it you know? If I don't feel like doing it, I won...
    ladysmith ladysmith 18-21, F 6 Responses May 7, 2010

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    What's wrong with having pale skin?

    Some people have said "you should get a tan" - why should I change myself, I love my skin! I have some freckles. I work out and try to keep my body in shape rather than focusing on something I can't really change much. I could go tanning, but I'd rather not. Tanning can give...
    mousecop mousecop 36-40, F Feb 17, 2014

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    I Am Mozzarella Cheese!

    My skin is as pale as a ghost. I have to search for stores that sell foundation for the nearly non-pigmented skin, like mine! When I visit my friends in Italy, they always compare me to cheese colours. My base is mozzarella and then, if I am lucky enough to get a tan after...
    Analeigh Analeigh 22-25, F 3 Responses May 17, 2011

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    I am so freaking white.

    I never tan or burn in the sun. I'm in the burning sun for hours? Nothing happens, I stay the same. Everyone in my family is tan and here I am blending in with the damn snow. I had someone ask me if I got paler when I came back from Mexico -_-
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 18

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    Ocassionally Sickly Pale

     My skin is very very pale.. some f my friends laugh at me and say my skin is transparent.  In some places it actually is .. like he insides of my wrists and the tops of my feet.   I am careful about not tanning my milky white skin for several reasons.  Sun...
    RighteousGirl RighteousGirl 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 3, 2009

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    I Love Being Pale

    I'm pale because I'm an indoor person. I'm half white, half asian so if I wanted to, I could tan easily. My arms are a little darker just from exposure while driving/walking around town. But I think I look better with light skin - fresher, I guess. I think it makes my dark hair...
    SpilledSecrets SpilledSecrets 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 23, 2011

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    My White Skin

    I'm what you call a black Irish. Which means a pale Irish person with dark brown to black hair naturally. People always asked me if I was an albino who dyed my hair. Of course its a stupid question. I have pigment in my hair and eyes. In grade 7 I tried everything to get a tan. I...
    snowowlwhite snowowlwhite 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 17, 2012

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    I Love My Pale Skin~

    I've always been very pale. I'm so pale that, when I'm outside on cloudy days, my skin is literally white. Like, actual white. And on sunny days, I can blind people because of how much my skin reflects. People have made fun of me for it, mostly other pale people who are less pale...
    JuliaSaysHi JuliaSaysHi 13-15, F Aug 2, 2010

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    I'm not pale, but my legs are.

    Every time I wear shorts: Friend: YOUR LEGS ARE SOOO PALE :O Me: STAHHHHPPP *sits criss cross to hide legs* Friend: THEY'RE LIKE MILK! Me: STAHHHHHHHHHHPPP *feels self conscious* ._.
    queeniejean queeniejean 13-15, F 1 Response May 17

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    I've tried tanning out in the sun

    and even in a tanning bed. All I do is burn and peel and I'm pale again. I'm the only pale person in my family.
    AlyssaDurham AlyssaDurham 18-21, F Aug 5, 2014

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    I don't even care when people try to make fun

    of me for being so pale, I love how I look :3 I could easily tan, but I just don't want to. I might be the palest Italian person ever though lol
    xKatlyn xKatlyn 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    And I Love It

    My skin colour is weird. Because i have an actual colour, but it looks like they have sucked the life out of me. Once a doctor ordered a lot of exams because he didn't believe that this is the way i always look. Then when he had the results he didn't have any option but to...
    caritus caritus 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 18, 2007

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    Pale skin is pretty if it's soft

    and you have big breasts and butt
    FreshMilk4Me FreshMilk4Me 36-40, M May 20

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    Not Really, I Wish I Was Paler.

     I look at my skin and I see tan.. but apparently others don't. Like.. when I'm next to my sisters, they comment on how I'm "ghost white". I get jokes about being a vampire, if the sun burns my skin when I walk outside and my sister's boyfriend...
    M0RGUE M0RGUE 18-21, F 3 Responses May 23, 2009

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    I Have Very Pale Skin.

    I have always been very pale, even when I was young. It's always been pointed out to me through out my life, and to be honest, that gets a little frustrating. But, thankfully, I've learned to ignore it. For some reason people are fascinated by my skin tone...
    EllaRose EllaRose 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 20, 2008

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    White As A Sheet!

    That's what my dad always says.  Many people think I'm ill because of my pale skin.  The truth is, I'm anemic.
    MeisterWolf MeisterWolf 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 5, 2009

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    I Am Pale :)

    I am pale, pasty even. Although, I don't mind much because I have the dark hair to complete the look. I kind of feel like a vampire, because of the way I look. Lol. Luckily, I can get a nice tan over the summer. One time I was in Florida and I went swimming for 6 hours straight...
    reinventlovex3 reinventlovex3 13-15, F Mar 22, 2012

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    I'm One Of The Palest People I Know

    I only know 2 other people who are as pale or paler than me. My whole family is pale, but I'm definitely the palest. The most I've tanned is about half a shade darker, so I still look pale. I get sunburned really easily and my mom says that when I was born the nurse said "You're...
    milespergallon milespergallon 13-15, F Nov 4, 2012

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    Ghostly Pale

    I HAVE GHOSTLY PALE SKIN AND PPL CALL ME A GHOST BUT I LOVE IT I MEAN U TAN PPL ARE GREAT BUT I HOPE U KNOW WHEN U TAN U CAN GET SKIN CANCER ITS A REAL PROBLOME PPL AND U WILL LOOK LIKE UR 40 WHEN UR 20 I MEAN WHO WANTS THAT??? NOT ME THATS FOR DARN SURE LOL SO IM PALE AND GEUSS...
    RachelEmily RachelEmily 18-21, F Jun 5, 2009

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    Shaving

    It so hard to stay this white I never go outside in the summer I only go out in the winter on snowy day.I run home in the spring when the bus drops me off at the end of my road. It love the way it love .... expect for the arm I shave my leg, stomach, and armpits, but my arms my...
    holyflapjacks holyflapjacks 16-17, M Jun 20, 2012

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    i love having pale skin.

    its something i use to be insecure about. not anymore though. i have learn to embrace and it. if i take good care of it. i'm sure i'll will age just fine :)
    lexik123 lexik123 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 17, 2014

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    Ginger

    My hair is flaming red and my skin is pale as a ghost. I have to wear spf 100 sunscreen to go out for extended periods of time. I've had melanoma twice in one year. My dermatologist and I are friends because I spend so much time in her office. I know all about her kids. It sucks...
    sharpenom sharpenom 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 15, 2011

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    Hello everyone! I've returned

    for a bit! But reason I haven't been on we're personal problems and family. I feel like I look super trashy I'm sorry.
    Pxppunkprincess Pxppunkprincess 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 30, 2014

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    I look like I have some sort of strange disease

    at the moment.. But I'd just like to take the time to sit and examine my pale complexion. I can't tan. I sunburn but don't get darker. My hair lightens, my pink fades, my skin blisters, but after a few weeks, WHALLA. Still Snow White.
    Pxppunkprincess Pxppunkprincess 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 8, 2014

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    ashley420d ashley420d 22-25, F 26 Responses Mar 19

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