Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Have Pale Skin

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 341 People

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Yeah I'm pale as ****.

    Being in the sun makes me groggy so I avoid it a lot.
    disasterland disasterland 18-21, F Aug 28

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 3 Responses Feb 3

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 23, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 30

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 2 Responses Jun 17

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Its Pale.

    I have some Irish in me so its hard to tan. I have a little Italian in me too though so I can tan eventually but don't do that much anymore just for fear of skin cancer. My skin is basically pretty pale. I need lotion if I'm out in the sun for longer amounts of time. I sort of...
    friendlynudist friendlynudist 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 23, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I literally been told

    that I blended into the wall behind me. The wall was white.
    Flis Flis 18-21, F Dec 7, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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...
    JustCammy JustCammy 16-17, F Oct 16, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I'm full Mexican and I have super pale skin.

    In my picture it may seem like I don't but it's because the bathroom lighting that makes me look orange. My maternal great grandmother's dad was from Spain and had blonde hair and blue eyes. I guess genes just got passed down. I used to not like it but now I'm proud of it and...
    AnonymousJSS AnonymousJSS 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 6

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 8

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I can never tan all i do is get burnt.

    I'm a redhead and with the redness comes the pale skin. I used to be picked on cause of how white i was but then after i moved to down south everybody loves my skin they say how beautiful it looks. I'm so glad i don't live in Maryland anymore. All i ever got was bulled the...
    yuna86 yuna86 26-30, F Dec 7, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Pale Skin Is Awesome

    actually all skin colours are awesome as long as their natural. I'm naturally pale, but I am very able to tan. but it soon's disappears without continually sunlight/heat. and where I live were're lucky to get a summer. also having mix blood confuses some. generics are a funny...
    peacekobi peacekobi 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 17, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Ghost

    I'm often teased about my pale skin :P  My mum has called me a ghost many times, and my friends (most of them have tan skin) tell me that I need to get a tan.  I never tan though, I'm always either really pale or if I spend too much time out in the sun then I get a sunburn...
    FallingStarr FallingStarr 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 23, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I think I'm the palest person.

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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    Iv lost a total of 75 pounds and I'm really proud of myself but now I have loads of extra skin on my body and I'm really frustrated because I can't do anything about it. I want to...
    radisglad radisglad 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 11

    Your Response

    Cancel
    i am a Mexican American but i LOVE white girls and Asian girls i love them way more than Mexican American girls. i guess like they say, opposites attract, its true. i have brown...
    LightSparks LightSparks 26-30, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    one of the worst i've had was when i dreamed that my sister mother and grandmother were at my grandma's house. mom was upstairs taking a shower. i dont know where my sis and gram...
    iridescenteyes iridescenteyes 26-30, F Nov 13

    Your Response

    Cancel
    The situation or series of situations we find ourselves in will bring us to a crossroads. They will shape us into who we will become, what we will believe in, and will either...
    WarriorPrincess862 WarriorPrincess862 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Why I love red haired women. First, let me start off by saying; I love all women. I prefer redheads and Asians, (another story for another time). Most ages(there is a minimum age...
    thelovingdominant thelovingdominant 36-40, M 3 Responses Nov 6

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I had been in fact thinking about this list to locate a replacement for your body Store Vit C moisturizer. I've it now and it is admittedly disappointing, unquestionably leaves my...
    Matthew9360qft1 Matthew9360qft1 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am going through depression right now, and it's affecting everything in my life. From my appetite, to my social life-everything. And the reason for this is: Acne. I had no...
    carolina37 carolina37 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 26

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Okay so I don't actually have acne anymore, but I thought I would share how I got rid of it in this section :) I was always very fortunate in regards to my skin until I moved to...
    AJM95W AJM95W 18-21, F 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I don't think any of this is OCD... its a habit. but yeah I'm pretty bad with this but have been doing better. I have kp. it creates a lot of raises bumps above my skin that are...
    makise makise 18-21, F Nov 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have been skinny dipping since I was 10. I prefer It, just watch out for Turtle Creek!
    Azbigben56 Azbigben56 56-60, M 2 Responses Oct 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Over the past few years I've been told I need to have thicker skin and not let things bother me or get to me. That's how I AM. I can't change that. I won't change that. I get...
    SouthernDaisy SouthernDaisy 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    i cant help it. i wont deny it and im not afraid to say what i really like. i cant stand "thick" or average or fat girls. i have never liked anything other than sexy, beautiful...
    LightSparks LightSparks 26-30, M 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I love naturally skinny girls. And I love seeing them workout and getting toned as well. I would enjoy the feeling of having a skinny girl next to my 421lb 6'5 figure. :)
    BigDominance BigDominance 22-25, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    What can I say, there's something about em. Perhaps the creamy skin or that they're easier to see in the dark. Either way. Pale Girls float this boat
    MarxistLuciferKongJr MarxistLuciferKongJr 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    A few years ago I was participating in a marathon event and at the half way mark I was super tired and felt just like I was running through treacle. As I am keen on fitness I...
    jjthornton jjthornton 41-45, M 8 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    is it right for an aunt and uncle of a 1 yr old child not to bribg any gifts for them? it seems to b a patter with them that they show up eat n hang out n make no contribution...
    figmentoftheirimagination figmentoftheirimagination 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel