Every year around this time, my friends start talking about how they need to tan for summer.
“Let’s go to the beach! I’m so ridiculously pale. It’s embarrassing,” they complain.
Oh really? It is? Put a piece of printer paper next to my skin and you won’t be able to tell the difference. Okay, I might be exaggerating a bit, but I am very pale. I spend all summer at the beach but I am simply not capable of tanning. I burn or freckle, that’s it. Despite the Twilight/vampire jokes, I’ve come to accept the fact that I will be forever pale. When I explain this to people they say “Why don’t you just get a spray tan then?”
Here’s why I immediately refuse: