By Ghostly - United States - Madison
Today, while filling out paperwork at the dermatologist, it asked what color I would use to describe my skin tone. When the nurse saw I chose fair, she mumbled "Ghost is more like it." I have a severe sun allergy. FML
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  Shrike  |  22

^ Riiiiggghhhttttt, #57... You're either trolling or morbidly retarded. Either way, get back into your racecar bed and leave the adults to their discussion.

  Sputnikspak  |  13

I have Lupus, and if I go out in the sun unprotected I end up with a rash and a fever. Even on the hottest summer days I have to wear long sleeves, pants, sunscreen, and a hat. And the medication makes you even more photosensitive. =/ It is really obnoxious.

  mansen  |  15

I have extremely extremely pale skin and do not tan at all. It is frustrating dealing with the people who always look so amazed and then come up with suggestions of trying tanning beds or baby oil etc. No. My skin does not produce enough pigment to tan. There are people like that. With my medication, ten minutes or a little more out in the sun and I can get a second degree burn on tje back of my neck. Oh those lovely painful blisters. And sunscreen only protects for an additional 15 minutes more before the frying starts again. I feel your pain. And the jokes about glowing in the dark, ghost etc, and the comments of just not trying hard enough to tan gosh darn it...make me want to crotch kick ppl...if my foot wasn't so painfully sunburnt.

  GhostChickens  |  17

#60 - I think the worst comment to get is "have you tried using oil to tan?" I can't imagine anything that sounds worse for skin. That is way too similar to a method of cooking food. Heat + oil = fried skin. I can't believe that it's something people actually do. Maybe it's because I'm snowman shade too, but the thought makes me cringe.

Nobody put oil on to tan. Please, I'm begging you all. Either fake it or get a little golden while using sunscreen. Don't cook yourselves.

  Sputnikspak  |  13

#88: Fucking this. One bad sunburn is enough to increase your risk for skin cancer exponentially. People who slather themselves in oil and sit out in the blazing sun are just crazy to me.

There's nothing wrong with having a bit of a healthy summer glow, but sunscreen. SUNSCREEN.

  lalathefairy  |  15

Yeah, it's life's way to add an extra f-you to some people.
I have a slight allergy to the sun, any day with a high UV rating is dangerous for me.
Not only do I get burnt quicker and easier than anyone else, but I also get a rash with large uniform blister type things and fever.

I am also super sensitive to the sun and burn even in the middle of winter, on cold cloudy days and sometimes I swear if I see a sun bright enough on tv that causes me to burn! Lol
I live in Australia so we get plenty of sun here, which means I get to be a mostly inside person! Lol

  Sputnikspak  |  13

How would one be 'unnaturally' pale? Is there some kind of reverse tanning bed I don't know about?

I alway look terrifying in photos next to my friends, I'm so bloody pale. I've learned to embrace it (my pale skin looks lovely with 1940's victory rolls in my black hair and some red lipstick), but some people can be insanely rude about it. It's not any of your business!

Besides, if you stay out of the sun, you'll look younger longer. My mother looks ten years younger than her sun-worshipping sister, even though they're barely more than a year apart, because she wears sunscreen and doesn't lie out in the sun to tan.

  doubleddun  |  9

103 yeah that's what I was wondering when they asked me. Yeah my mums always going on about keeping out of the sun, except she tans really easy and I got stuck with my red head dads, pale skin.