Comment on Skin Colour is Not a Fashion Statement (And no, we won’t “get a tan…”) by Julie.
I’m pale, in my 50’s, and I’m so glad I had the foresight not to tan when I was younger. Now I see the friends who tanned over the years and how much older their faces look. Some of them continue to tan and think it looks better. I silently disagree.
There will always be external pressures to look a certain way by most of society. If not about skin tone, something else. I think the trick is detaching from that pressure—don’t own someone else’s reactions, it’s about them, not you— and learning to feel whole and satisfied apart from others. It gets easier the older you get. One of the best things about getting older. 🙂
I do appreciate this post, though. Love the beautiful pale skin on stars that wear it with confidence.