*Unpopular opinion coming your way*
Unlike most people, I hate, hate, hate the summer. I don’t dream about summer days at the beach or laying out in the yard tanning. I don’t tan, I’m white as a ghost and my skin only turns to one other color and that's bright red. The hot, beating sun on my pasty skin is not something I look forward to nor even dream about. If you do get tan in the summer, I’m sure you probably enjoy the summer months. Here are six struggles all fellow pale people can relate to in the summer.
1. You hate stepping outside.
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The hot humid air and the scorching sun make me cringe. The thought of days over 75 degrees makes me want to cry. I would much rather spend my day indoors, in the air conditioning away from the sun and the warm weather.
2. The beach is not your friend.
What says torture more than being half naked outside at the beach? Nothing. I guarantee that there is nothing worse in this world than getting sunburnt on every inch of your body after a day at the beach. Unless you’re covered head to toe and have an umbrella, the beach is unbearable.
3. Sunblock becomes your best friend.
If you’re like me, you probably carry sunblock with you all the time in the summer. Doesn't matter if it's sunny out or not, you always have sunblock with you. Yet I still always find myself sunburnt… Sometimes the sun is just too strong for my skin to handle.
4. You’re either bright red or pasty white.
During the first few days of the summer, it’s safe to say that your legs resemble the color of a ghost. But if you spend more than 30 minutes outside, boom you’re red as a tomato. There is absolutely no in-between.
5. When you get burned, you are BURNED.
Nothing says summer fun like peeling skin or sun poisoning. Also not being able to sleep at night because your body is radiating so much heat from your sunburn.
6. People think it’s fun to poke your sunburn.
Not really sure why people think it’s fun, but for some reason they do. They like to poke your arm and see your skin change from bright red to a shade of white. You don’t find it amusing, at all.