I am of a very pasty nature with a slightly yellow hue. While I could easily be mistaken for Casper the friendly ghost, I will never look the same as Gisele Bündchen, all golden and glowing.
Which is strange, seeing as my mum, dad and brother all tan easily and fairly darkly. I however will have a smattering of freckles explode over my face like a dot-to-dot drawing, go slightly tan, like I haven’t washed in a day, and that’ll be that. I’m clearly adopted or the milkman’s, as I always thought.
This leaves me with the age old question, to fake tan or not to fake tan. There are pros and cons of both, which I have experienced first hand and listed below.
To Fake Tan
- A golden glow that makes me look healthy.
- People will stop asking about my health.
- I become a streaky orange mess.
- My wrists and ankles look like I’ve slept in a bottle of Irn Bru.
- It’s pretty obvious it’s not my natural colour.
- People ask you if you’ve been away anywhere nice and it gets awkward when you have to explain it’s fake.
To Not Fake Tan
- I don’t need to do anything and can show off my naturally pasty hue. Pale is interesting, right?
- I don’t need to do anything. Did I say that already?
- Exposing my legs to unsuspecting people can result in blinding.
- I look deathly pale… Constantly… Like all the time.
I feel like lazy will always win. Unless I give St. Tropez’s Gradual Tan in Shower Lotion a go…What do you think, to tan or not to tan?