As I sit here on a normal Thursday night, homework finished, showered, exfoliated and ready to yell for my roommate to put you on my back I find myself wondering why I and society spend so much time trying to better our appearances. It's not about what the other people think, or to impress all the boys on a night out or to alter how I look with a ton of makeup or extravagant hair. It is to take the beauty that we have and magnify it with something so simple as a little healthy glow.
Honestly, sometimes I wish you were different and that I could just be naturally tan and not have to use you. Waking up to my crisp white sheets with an orange imprint of my body, having fingers that look like Cheetos and don't get me started about my ankles and elbows. Having to buy a dark foundation because it is not your "natural color" and waking up going to class before I shower off the top layer looking like I took a quick trip to Aruba but again, it's all worth it for some reason.
So self- tan, here's to you. You give us the confidence to wear the skirt instead of pants and the crop top insted of the body suit. Although we are all different and have many different nit-picky things that we like to tell ourselves are imperfections, such as being pale, it is important to know that us girls are not asking you to change us, but to exenterate our natural beauty.