Pale IS The New Tan

First there was the “natural” tan where you would sit outside and bake, often with baby oil or crisco.

Then there was the salon tan where you willingly got inside a contraption that baked you like a roast.zoe.jpg

Most recently popular has been the spray-on tan where you get sprayed down with chemicals to get that lovely orange glow.

Now, if you hadn’t heard already, pale is the new tan :thumbsup:

Can you imagine it? Your legs so white that people think you are wearing white tights when you have nothing on your legs. You’ll be so pale that when you step outside at night you will glow and can light the way.

It doesn’t take much to get the new pale look, just pretty much stay inside as much as you can. If you go outside, wear a hat or put on a ton of sunscreen. If you go the beach, bring a really big umbrella. Yeah, you’ll look kinda like a tool but think of how jealous everyone will be when you are in style with your pasty tones.

It’s not just for the goths anymore. Some of the people who have been rocking the pale tan for years have been computer geeks, vampires, and the Irish. Do you wanna be cool too? Throw away the spray tan and pick up a 45+ SPF sunscreen. Although you can’t really show it off much, you might ruin the look.


  1. Charlene

    September 16, 2008 at 8:30 am

    and when you get to be 50 (i. am. so. old) your skin will thank you :dance:
    :heart: the picture of the tractor

  2. Jen

    September 16, 2008 at 9:25 am

    Wooohoooo!!!! :rock: :heart:

  3. Amanda

    September 16, 2008 at 9:42 am

    Yes! I knew someday I would be in style

  4. B

    September 16, 2008 at 9:50 am

    I think some people look good pale, like Nicole Kidman. I can’t even picture her with a tan!

  5. H.

    September 16, 2008 at 9:52 am

    You forgot the bottle tan, which I just love since I refuse to bake in the sun or a tanning bed. I have to say, my paleness is paying off because people tell me all the time that I don’t look my age or that I am aging well. :rock:

  6. Robin

    September 16, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    Charlene – Exactly!

    Jen – :dance:

    Amanda – I know it, it’s about time!

    B – Oh definitely.

    H – There is the bonus, you have great skin.

    Heather – Yeah! :clap:

  7. bluepaintred

    September 16, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    my husband loves the pale look! occasionally he does a stint with the red as a lobster look, but like a snake, he sheds that skin off and emerges pale as ever!

  8. themuttprincess

    September 16, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    I wish I could pull it off, but I have a medium olive tone anyhow… I am never pasty.

    You, my friend are one of the cool people. Living with out the tan!!!

  9. Robin

    September 18, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    @bluepaintred – Yeah I really avoid the red lobster look.

    @themuttprincess – Yeah the olive tone is tough, I have a friend with that tone and trying to look pale she ends up looking sallow.

  10. Hannah

    August 25, 2009 at 10:34 am

    Nice to see some reason in the midst of all this “your natural colour is not good enough” bullshit!
    I am of Swedish/Scottish descent and live in Canada-All those factors make me VERY pale and I am proud of it! 🙂

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