5 Problems With Being Pale In The Summer
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5 Problems With Being Pale In The Summer

Does it reeeaally need to be a sunny summer?

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5 Problems With Being Pale In The Summer

Summer is here and everyone is excited! They can't wait to hit the beach or the lake, lay out in the warm sun, and get their summer tan they've been waiting for! Well, everyone's excited but us. Who is us? We're the pale people, with pasty thighs and a justified fear of the sun. We try our best to enjoy the fun-in-the-sun, but more often than not, these are the problems those of us with a fair complexions face in the summer.


1. Hiding in the Shade

"It's okay, I'm having a lot of fun over here!" we call, hiding under the shade of our umbrella while our friends play volleyball, because we already spent our allotted 20 minutes in the sun swimming earlier. Watching from a distance sometimes has to be better than crying all day tomorrow because we decided to pick volleyball over our skin, right?

2. Long Sleeves

When we know there isn't going to be shade, sacrifices need to be made. We would rather spend the day, covered in sweat, sticking to our clothes, than match the red shorts we wanted to wear to the birthday party tomorrow night.

3. Blinding Whiteness

So maybe hiding out and sweating to death aren't the best options for coping with the summer sun. Today, we've decided to be brave and layout with our friends on the beach. We set our towel down, take off our shirt, and are immediately bombarded with cries of pain. "My eyes!" "The white, it burns!" "Oh my gosh!" Apparently, our whiteness is more of pain to others than our

4. Endless Sunscreen

The only way we're able to we're able to even attempt to tan is if we've applied sunscreen to every visible area of skin on the body, toes included. And yes, we know we applied ten minutes ago, but if we don't do it again, tomorrow isn't going to be pretty.

5. Unavoidable Aloe

Honestly, I'm not sure it really matters how much sunscreen we put on or how badly we try to avoid the sun, we always wake up the next morning with bright red, painful, sunburnt skin. We don't know how it happened, all we know is that aloe vera makes it a little better.


So keep us in mind next time you're soaking in the sun. We wish we could be there too, really. Don't forget to wave at us, yell some encouraging words, and, well, maybe even toss us a bottle of sunscreen. It couldn't hurt.

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