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Tuesday, 19 May 2015

BEAUTY: Why I'm embracing my pale skin

As you should be able to see from any of my photos, I am a pale girl. There is no beating around the bush - I am incredibly pale, and don't even get me started on my legs!

I've always been a 'pasty' girl, starting out life as a blue eyed, blonde girl has meant I get the light skin to match. I burn super easy as well, though I am fortunate that I do tan from it, but tanning without burning first is relatively unseen for me (apart from my trip to South Africa in 2012 where I had a lovely tan and no burning!).

This summer I am embracing my paleness - along with much of the nation apparently. According to this article, sales of fake tan of fallen by 24 per cent. I have dabbled in fake tan previously, including spray tans, but this year I'm foregoing it all in favour of my natural skin (with tattoos).
The baked look just doesn't work for me, and I'm a fairly low maintenance girl so am useless at keeping up with fake tan regimes and spray tan appointments. I'd rather spend my time and money on tattoos and make up then an orange paste or liquid that ruins my sheets and goes streaky. Plus I swim a lot, which makes the survival rate of tanning lotions drop significantly.

One of the biggest reasons that I love my skin is that I have a good complexion generally speaking. I don't use foundation unless it is for a special occasion or event and I rarely have any breakouts.

Secondly, being so pale means my tattoos stand out so much more. Part of the reason I love colour tattoos is because they look great on my skin.

As I said I am essentially a human sloth when it comes to beauty regimes, so I won't be spending time on fake tanning each night (and remembering to exfoliate).

I'm off to Turkey in June so will hopefully have a sunny natural glow and a nice vitamin D boost.

So I'm embracing my paleness.
I will wear sunscreen because cooked lobster is not a good look.
I will show my tattoos off and let them do the talking.

What about you? Will you be faking it or embracing it?


  1. Love the idea of letting your tattoos do the talking!
    we rise & we fall | Poppy

  2. I have pale skin and I have always loved it, even way back in year 8 when all the girls started fake tanning, I was like no I like having pale skin! And I agree about tattoos standing out more as well, such a good point!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

  3. I have very pale, Lithuanian, Swedish / Finnish, Irish skin and I LOVE IT. ♥ Jen's always complimented my smooth, pale skin and it's one of my favorite parts of my body. I like that it's 'different' too.

  4. (Though I do find tan skin very gorgeous as well, I should say. ♥ It's just not for me!)


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