Pale Skin Is Beautiful
Today’s post is another chatty personal one about myself, that I hope people can relate to. After a little late night blog reading session last night I found some inspiration to write this post. Thank you Em! (@mypaleskinblog)
My life with my pale skin has kind of been a little bit of a journey. I am not sure how to word all of this, so we will just see how it goes! As I have grown up, I am a lot happier in myself since I have learnt to except that pale skin is BEAUTIFUL too. But unfortunately I haven’t always felt like this.
For some reason pale skin is often seen to be ‘not as attractive’ as tanned skin. This leads to feeling really self conscious and unhappy in your own skin if you aren’t this ‘admired skin tone’ The amount of times I have actually cried in the past, just from remarks about my skin colour is absolutely ridiculous!
Everyone always says ‘I’m so pale, I need to tan’ then they compare their arm to mine, and luckily for them, they feel better… but it just makes me feel worse! Yes admittedly my arms are white, but my legs are WAY paler, because they never ever get out and see the world!
Summer in the past has been a difficult season for me. Everyone loves stripping down to their shorts, but I just can’t seem to escape from the tights or even jeans. Even when a few years ago there was a heat wave, I was still parading around in my black tights, or occasionally skin coloured ones. I admit I was getting some few stares for wearing my tights, but those looks seemed to hurt less than people starring at my gleaming white legs.
One time during P.E in I think about year 10, I didn’t have my P.E kit with me. This was because I had a note for my lesson the week before, I had sprained my wrist during skating so I was excused, and it was still hurting so I thought my note would excuse me again. Apparently not, the teacher went to go and get me some spare kit (shorts) and I ended up crying (not because spare kit is GROSS, which it is is but) because I had so little confidence about my pale skin that I couldn’t let me class mates see my legs… Looking back, this makes me really sad 🙁
Year 11 Prom.
This is a night that you are supposed to be insanely excited about! But all I could think about was having my legs out. I am actually wearing tights here, just to give my legs a fragment of colour, and I actually went through the effort of DIY cut the toes off my tights… oh my life.
Often wearing skin coloured tights results in having totally mis-matching legs to body, not always the best look!
Rockin’ the pale leg, no tights look in Bulgaria. I think I have caught a teeny bit of sun here though! Apologies, my skirt is FAR too short.
Now I’ve been lucky enough to go on two party holidays. 1 with my girls, and another with a mix of boys and girls. I am just really proud of myself that I managed to have these opportunities and go on them, rather than worrying about my skin. Just think about it, the terrifying thought of being in a bikini. But also, being pale, I burn very very easily, (factor 50 is an absolute) so perhaps I don’t enjoy being in the sun as much as other people do. But I did really enjoy these two holidays 🙂
Sadly, every holiday I have been on in the last 5 years, someone always makes the EXACT same comment, like seriously, where is the originality?! “Hahaha you are so pale, did you only get here today” And when I say no, I am actually going back to the UK tomorrow, they laugh and are really rude to me. I do not find this funny or an okay thing to say to a random person, but ok! As people say, if you haven’t got anything nice to say, don’t say it at all.
I went on holiday to Rhodes with my boyfriend last year (2014, Weird to last year say now!) and it was lovely. I’d like to thank him if he is reading, because I definitely think my confidence in my skin has grown because of him. It is lovely that he loves my pale skin, and wouldn’t want me to change it 🙂 I had the same comment said to me as above, but being with him made it all okay, we just laughed it off.
On another note, let’s just say, Emma Stone looked absolutely beautiful at the Golden Globes Last night, doing the pale girls really proud <3
Apologies for this huge ramble ramble post, I guess it is just something that I am really passionate about, and it has hurt me a lot in my life. I still don’t go without skin coloured tights on a night out, but that is also partly because it is sososo cold in Leeds.
Does anyone else feel like this? It is really horrible but I do hope you learn/or have learnt to love the skin you are in. All skin tones are beautiful in their own way, and we should just embrace them! 🙂
PALE SKIN IS BEAUTIFUL! I am just so glad I know this now <3
Thank you for reading, although I don’t expect you to have read it all!!!