Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Say it ain't so

I've been told on more than one occasion that my skin color is "very, very white" and it's true. I'm about as fair as one can get without being albino (not that there's anything wrong with that).

I'd like to have a little more skin color. I've always envied my stepson's gorgeous olive-toned skin. But I'm fair to the fairest degree.

I don't really tan and I burn very easily. Oh and I've had skin cancer ... on my face.

So I wear sunscreen on my face everyday (really, everyday). I don't try to tan — on the contrary, I try to not get sun for the most part. And now with my giant back tattoo, I'll be even more diligent about keeping the sun's harmful rays off my delicate skin.

I know I'm not the only one who fears the damage prolonged exposure to sun. I also know that many still prize a tan.

This, of course, has led to the rise in fake tanning.

And you know what? Fake tans look ... uh, fake. And I'm not the only one who thinks so. Check this out, it's the blog "Pale Is The New Tan."

All I have to say is: Are you frickin' kidding me? 'the hell is wrong with these people? Do they really think this looks good?

1 comment:

emily said...

i've seen albinos. they aren't as rare as i used to think. you're not an albino.