Well first off Im pale and I hate it!! I have alrighty got in the tanning bed btw im 13/f and I stopped because you can get cancer. Also I don't tan good in the sun. Is there anything I can wear or do to look more darker and not too pale? other than spray tan.(two orange) I already put on lotion that makes you darker. Please Help Thanks(:
Savvyreese answered Sunday June 26 2011, 12:27 am: You can get cancer from tanning beds, but hasn't anyone ever told you it's just like getting burnt from the sun? It just takes less time. A slightly darker shade of foundation could help.. Baby oil will get you burnt!! But it might just peel off. [ Savvyreese's advice column | Ask Savvyreese A Question ]
Amarete answered Thursday June 23 2011, 4:01 am: Why is being pale so awful? I mean, I'm very pale and it can be annoying when I get too much sun, but I'm fine with the way I look. I remember when I was 13 (six years ago, not too much time), being tan was the 'in' thing and a lot of my friends didn't even care if tanning beds could give them cancer or age them prematurely (yes, tanning can age your skin and make you get wrinkles earlier in life...on top of increasing your risk of cancer).
Anyway, my point is that it's not that big of a deal whether you're pale, bronze, or whatever. Maybe your friends act like it's really important now, but you don't have to try and fit with that just because other people want you to. Try and be happy with your skin as it is, because other than going out in the sun or fake tans, there isn't much you can do to get that true tanned look.
Although if you want to be tan because you just like the look, I can sympathize. You can try wearing lighter colors like pastel pink. If you're pale, these colors will make you look pinker and healthier instead of sickly white. It wont make you look tan, but it helps. Don't wear a lot of dark colors like black, especially black t-shirts. These will really make you look like a vampire.
Like I said earlier, try to make peace with what you've got now, if you can. Not everyone likes the tan look and when you get older, most people (the people that matter) won't care. [ Amarete's advice column | Ask Amarete A Question ]
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