Okay guys, I know I haven’t posted in, like, forever but, I worked really hard to come up with a great post idea for you guys.
Happy Belated 4th of July btw!
I know I am so late with that but, you know, better late than never.
Alrighty….now that I have gotten that outta the way… let’s move on to the post. this is such an important subject and something I think not enough girls pay attention to because a lot of people are obsessed with beauty.
and, unfortunately, that includes being tan.
So, here comes my oldest obsession…
I have an obsession with SPF! So, if your’e one of those people who just LOVES baking your skin out in the sun till it wrinkles, then this is not the post for you.
Let me share a story with you.
When I was about 15, I was (like most 15 year old girls) not content with myself and thought the only way to be pretty was to be a tan supermodel. So, naturally, I sat out in the sun for hours (without sunscreen) and tried to achieve that golden tan.
Unfortunately, I am exteremly fair-skinned (like Snow White fair skinned). Literally, the ivory shade of makeup is too dark for me (if you want more information on my makeup routine, comment and I will do a post on it).
Anyway…. I did not realaize that fair-skinned girls DO NOT tan…THEY BURN! It was a painful summer. After that, I convinced myself that getting a bit of golden tan was not worth the pain that came with it.
I (almost) always wear sunscreen now. The reason I say almost is that I always get one burn almost every summer because, either i forget or I go through a mindset that really wants a tan. I got a nasty burn last week and let me tell you, it is not fun. I couldn’t chill out on the beach (or outside at all) for a good week.
Something that helped me with my pale skin, self confidence issue, was researching what tanning can actually do to your skin.
Tanning is HORRIBLE for you!!!
Like really terrible. A few nasty effects it can have include (but are not limited to); premature aging, wrinkles, skin cancer, and the destruction of collagen (hello aligator skin).
I have tried almost ever sunscreen under the sun (haha blonde pun 🙂 ) and these are the ones that have worked best for me. I take this bag everywhere with me. It has all my sunscreen essentials, plus anything I need if I, unfortunately, get a sunburn.
So, yes, everything I use contains SPF (from my lipbalm to my hair treatment). Yes, sunburnt lips exist and they f*cking hurt. Literally, its like the most painful thing ever. Almost all my makeup contains SPF because the sun and the possiblility of sunburn freaks me out.
So, when you think about it, my pale skin saved me from premature again and all those bad effects tanning can have. My pale skin won’t let me tan so, I wear sunscreen so I don’t burn.
When anybody says anything to me about being pale and not being able to tan and only burning, i’m always the one that tells them to have fun tanning and burning your youthful skin away. You might have skin cancer when you get older but, that sucks for you. While you’re doing that, I will be basking the the sun with a gallon of sunscreen on and bathing in my personal pool of eternal youth and anti-aging.
Should’ve worn sunscreen 🙂
Are any of you pale beauties struggling with sunburn? Have any tips for a pale blonde looking for solutions? Let me know in the comments!
p.s. Bronzing, spray tanning, ect. are a fine way to get that golden glow without damaging your beautiful skin. I love Loving Tan’s Bronzing Mousse in Medium. It gives the perfect natural glow without looking orange (which I know is a problem for all you pale skinned beauties) and it is all natural.