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Living Dead Girl

Haha. Not really but Dead Girl was my nickname for many years, for a few reasons. I have always been pale. All my life, I've tried to tan, but I only burn and then turn white again. Now that I am older, I notice that my arms are catching a slight tan from driving, but it's weird because I'm not use to it. I'm indoors more than I like these days, but atleast I'm not burnt! Lol.

When I was a kid, we went to Florida on vacation one year. I spent 15 minutes on the beach, and was blistered so bad through my sun screen! My mom took me to the doctor and he said "second degree"! I still have tiny white dots on my back from that burn 20 years later! It would seem that I am pale because I have avoided such situations since, but it's not true.

I have tried to tan before. I laid in a tanning bed everyday for almost 2 weeks, and nothing. I go out in the sun, and I burn..... then I'm white again. It just seemed after a while that it was too much trouble, so I stopped caring. I just try not to get burnt now.
FellidayaFiresong FellidayaFiresong 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 8, 2012

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Hang in there, I know it's frustrating being so white, especially when you like the sun so much. I get weird comments at the beach, too, like "Ewwww, so pale" and "You're a white one, aren't cha!" We need to start a fraternity here on EP for all the fair skinned people like you and me who never seem to tan.

I spent many, many years at the beach as a chilld and young man, I would get a deep track tan always. In my late 30's I lost the ability to get a tan, now my skin just burns and then gets white again. I use sun screen and a large brimmed hat if I have to spend any time outdoors, other than that stay inside or wait til night. I got used to my new life, no big deal that I don't tan anymore