I Have Pale Skin

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 449 People

    Ghostly Pale

    RachelEmily RachelEmily
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 5, 2009

    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, 2014


    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
    2 Responses Jan 15, 2011

    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* ._.
    jeanzie jeanzie
    16-17, F
    2 Responses May 17, 2015

    I literally been told

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

    I think I'm the palest person.

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

    Yeah I'm pale as ****.

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

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Apr 25, 2013


    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
    Oct 16, 2013

    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
    1 Response Nov 25, 2007

    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
    1 Response Aug 5, 2014

    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

    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
    5 Responses Oct 3, 2009

    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
    5 Responses Jun 17, 2014

    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
    ashley420d ashley420d
    26-30, F
    27 Responses Mar 19, 2015


    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

    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...
    18-21, F
    3 Responses May 23, 2009

    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

    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

    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

    I glow and sometimes sparkle in direct sunlight.

    A defense mechanism to blind enemies.
    MidnightMeraki MidnightMeraki
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Oct 8, 2015

    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

    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
    1 Response Feb 17, 2014


    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
    7 Responses May 7, 2010

    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
    4 Responses Mar 18, 2015

    Pale skin is pretty if it's soft

    and you have big breasts and butt
    FreshMilk4Me FreshMilk4Me
    36-40, M
    May 20, 2015

    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

    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
    1 Response Aug 8, 2014
    darkparadise95 darkparadise95
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Sep 4, 2015

    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

    Apparently I have a melanin deficiency in my

    skin, just my skin. At least I don't need to dress up for Halloween...
    LikeICare13 LikeICare13
    13-15, F
    Dec 28, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Jun 23, 2011

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