Pale Skin Is In

Ever heard of the phrase “pain is beauty?” Yeah, me too.

As women we face many difficult lifestyle decisions. We may choose to wear 4-inch heels out in downtown Chicago, but we’ll pay for it the next day with blisters and a much-needed pedicure. Or we might choose to try a trendy short haircut and later decide it was a mistake. It is only after our mistake we realize our hair takes a really long time to grow back out.

Another one of these lifestyle decisions we make is what we are willing to risk for tan skin. Many women, especially Midwest millennials, have used indoor tanners since they were in high school.

Indoor tanning been proven to drastically increase skin cancer. It also quickens the aging process and leaves young women in their 30s and 40s with wrinkles galore. Not to mention it rarely looks anything like the “sun-kissed glow” many girls are trying to achieve.

Luckily, there is an alternative! Although, there is somewhat of a negative connotation to having pale skin – I am here to tell you otherwise. I took a pledge two years ago to never use an indoor tanning salon again, and it was one of the best decisions I’ve made.

Some people say indoor tanning makes them feel more beautiful or self-confident, but there are just as many beautiful pale skinned celebrities as bronzed skinned. Here are just a few examples:

Zooey Deschanel and her sister Emily Photo from Modasplendida @ http://www.flickr.com

Zooey Deschanel and her sister Emily
Photo from Modasplendida @ http://www.flickr.com

Taylor Swift Photo Taken by: avrilllllla @ http://www.flickr.com

Taylor Swift
Photo Taken by: avrilllllla @ http://www.flickr.com

Jessica Biel Photo from Modasplendida @ http://www.flickr.com

Jessica Biel
Photo from Modasplendida @ http://www.flickr.com

Kristen Bell Photo Taken by: Captial M @ http://www.flickr.com

Kristen Bell
Photo Taken by: Captial M @ http://www.flickr.com

I know it can be hard to resist the temptation of indoor tanning during colder winter months, but there are serious health benefits to embracing your natural pale skin!