Summertime Struggles Of A Pale Kid
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Summertime Struggles Of A Pale Kid

You're going to get burned.

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Summertime Struggles Of A Pale Kid
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Monday, June 20th. The first day of summer is quickly approaching, and there is not enough sunscreen around to prepare me. As a matter of fact, I've already spent my first week of June with the searing pain of second degree sunburn across my shoulders and back. There is nothing like waking up to gross, flaky skin to start a new job, right? Being pale is difficult sometimes, and not being red is even more so. For everyone else out there with pale, sensitive skin, dreading the summer sun, maybe these memes will brighten your day. The struggles of a pale kid in summer:

You hear the phrase "neon white" quite a bit and get this reaction as soon as you step into the sunlight.

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The cashier at Wal-Mart is definitely judging you for buying 12 bottles of SPF 100.

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When you get burned, everyone else realizes how lucky they really are when it comes to the sun.

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Fake tans are just not a good idea.

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You get really weird tan lines (or burn lines).

P.S. Miss Jay is the best.

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Being pale isn't a bad thing, though! Summertime is just really hard, because taking care of your skin is a serious thing. Women who get badly burned several times throughout their childhood have an 80% increased risk of having melanoma. Whether we are porcelain white or beautifully black, we need to take of our skin, so slather on that sunscreen, don your favorite swimsuit and have a fierce summer!

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