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19 Problems All Pale Girls Know When Summer Rolls Around

BRB, going outside with my bestie SPF 100.

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For most people, living somewhere sunny means every day is a beach day.

It's all bikinis, being outside, and living the fucking DREAM.

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1. But when you're pale and there's sun, it means you're covered up at. all. times.

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2. And when you did flaunt some skin, you had to warn people to avert their eyes from your pale ~glow.~

Do you have sunglasses?! Get them on!
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Do you have sunglasses?! Get them on!

3. Going to the beach also meant that you'd likely be the only one without a tan for a few miles.

One of these (you) doesn't look like the other.
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One of these (you) doesn't look like the other.

4. And you spent a good portion of each day just applying sunscreen.

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5. In fact, it often felt like your whole day was spent applying, then reapplying, and reapplying again.

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6. And even when you did think you'd applied enough, you somehow always missed a spot.

Or two, or three...
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Or two, or three...

7. It wasn't just the beach, though, because going outside was a harrowing endeavor in general.

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8. Because you had to carry a damn weaponry of hats, parasols, and cover-ups to make sure you didn't get burned.

Living that #paledream.
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Living that #paledream.

9. There were times when you'd think, Yeah, I'll go outside! — but then you'd quickly find the nearest shade.

Mistakes were made.
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Mistakes were made.

10. You discovered creative ways to wear less clothing while still being mostly covered up.

If you show your legs but wear a sweater, then you're basically in your summer clothes.
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If you show your legs but wear a sweater, then you're basically in your summer clothes.

11. Because you knew if any skin WAS showing, you'd have to cover it up in some other way.

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12. And even though you always bought the makeup with SPF, you knew that wasn't going to last long.

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Just when you thought you could avoid sunscreen... Nope.

13. Your purse always had one or two of these babes in it.

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14. And when you'd meet some tan person who used an actual tanning bed, your brain nearly exploded.

You do WHAT for WHAT?
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You do WHAT for WHAT?

15. Even if you wanted to, you could never forget to cover up.

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16. And photos were always a problem, in general.

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17. There were definitely times when you wished you weren't so damn pale.

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18. And you got teased pretty regularly for your lack of a tan...

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19. But honestly, you know you're not getting wrinkles anytime soon, so it's all pretty much worth it.

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ON THE BRIGHT SIDE. And no, I'm not talking about your pale-skin glow this time.

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