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15 Struggles That Eternally Pale Girls Know Too Well

15 Struggles That Eternally Pale Girls Know Too Well

Are you a pale girl? Pale skin may be beautiful, but it can be pretty annoying too — the risk of burning, the costs of sunscreen, and the labors that come with fake tan. We may love our pale skin, but it isn’t always easy – check out these 15 struggles that eternally pale girls know all too well.

1. You Haven’t Experienced A Natural Tan

For others, spending time in the sun means a nice tan, but for you it just means freckles or burnt skin.

2. Your Experiences With Fake Tan Haven’t Been Great Either

Because you can’t get a natural tan, you’ve experimented with every possible fake tanner going. From self-tanners to spray tans to tanning tablets, you’ve tried it all. And most of it didn’t work – or it gave you stripy orange skin.

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3. You Spend An Ungodly Amount Of Money On Sunscreen

For you, sunscreen is an essential purchase. You buy multiple bottles a year, and you spend every sunny day covered in high-SPF goop.

4. You Still Hate Sunscreen

Even when you buy the strongest sunscreen, you always miss a bit and end up with a sore, red patch – and that’s when the dreaded peeling starts.

5. You Often Feel Secretly Jealous Of Your Tanned Friends

Every time summer rolls around, all of your friends turn into tanned, summer goddesses – making you look even paler. Thanks, guys.

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6. You Fear Being Embarrassed

Every time you get embarrassed, you blush – and your whole face turns a blotchy red. You can actually feel the warmth radiating off your face. Must the shame be so obvious?

7. You Turn Red After The Smallest Amount Of Exercise

Just running down the stairs to answer the door can result in your whole head turning as red as a tomato – it’s like your skin loves to embarrass you.

8. You Can’t Wear Anything Flesh Colored

Anything labelled “flesh-colored” tends to look a little strange on you. It is definitely not the same color as your skin, and the tights make your legs look around 4 shades darker than the rest of your body.

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9. You Fear The Sun

You have a healthy respect for the sun – you know it can burn you, and if you sit outside for too long you’ll end up with a tan line from your outfit.

10. You’re Constantly Asked If You’re Coming Down With Something

No, I am not. But thank you for assuming my pale skin means I must be ill.

11. You Look Like A Member Of The Addams Family When You Wear Black

You love the color black, and you wish you could wear it more often, but you don’t always want to look like Wednesday Addams.

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12. You Wish Pale Was The Beauty Standard

Why does everyone have to love tanned skin? You’re contemplating moving to Asia because pale is the beauty standard there.

13. You’re Still The Palest, Even In The Dead Of Winter

How is this possible? Where is everyone else getting their tans from? There isn’t even any sun around!

14. You Struggle To Find A Foundation That Matches

Most foundations are far too tanned for you to wear, and sometimes even the pale ones are too dark for you. The only other choice is gothic foundation, which is the only thing in existence that can actually make you look paler.

15. You Become A White Blur When Photographed With Flash

You love a picture with your friends, but you hate nearly all pictures of you taken with flash. Your whole face turns white, and you kind of look like a happy ghost.

What did you think of this list? Share this list with your pale friends and see what they think!

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Amy is a writer who blogs about relationships and lifestyle advice.

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Last Updated on January 21, 2020

How to Motivate People Around You and Inspire Them

How to Motivate People Around You and Inspire Them

If I was a super hero I’d want my super power to be the ability to motivate everyone around me. Think of how many problems you could solve just by being able to motivate people towards their goals. You wouldn’t be frustrated by lazy co-workers. You wouldn’t be mad at your partner for wasting the weekend in front of the TV. Also, the more people around you are motivated toward their dreams, the more you can capitalize off their successes.

Being able to motivate people is key to your success at work, at home, and in the future because no one can achieve anything alone. We all need the help of others.

So, how to motivate people? Here are 7 ways to motivate others even you can do.

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1. Listen

Most people start out trying to motivate someone by giving them a lengthy speech, but this rarely works because motivation has to start inside others. The best way to motivate others is to start by listening to what they want to do. Find out what the person’s goals and dreams are. If it’s something you want to encourage, then continue through these steps.

2. Ask Open-Ended Questions

Open-ended questions are the best way to figure out what someone’s dreams are. If you can’t think of anything to ask, start with, “What have you always wanted to do?”

“Why do you want to do that?”

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“What makes you so excited about it?”

“How long has that been your dream?”

You need this information the help you with the following steps.

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3. Encourage

This is the most important step, because starting a dream is scary. People are so scared they will fail or look stupid, many never try to reach their goals, so this is where you come in. You must encourage them. Say things like, “I think you will be great at that.” Better yet, say, “I think your skills in X will help you succeed.” For example if you have a friend who wants to own a pet store, say, “You are so great with animals, I think you will be excellent at running a pet store.”

4. Ask About What the First Step Will Be

After you’ve encouraged them, find how they will start. If they don’t know, you can make suggestions, but it’s better to let the person figure out the first step themselves so they can be committed to the process.

5. Dream

This is the most fun step, because you can dream about success. Say things like, “Wouldn’t it be cool if your business took off, and you didn’t have to work at that job you hate?” By allowing others to dream, you solidify the motivation in place and connect their dreams to a future reality.

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6. Ask How You Can Help

Most of the time, others won’t need anything from you, but it’s always good to offer. Just letting the person know you’re there will help motivate them to start. And, who knows, maybe your skills can help.

7. Follow Up

Periodically, over the course of the next year, ask them how their goal is going. This way you can find out what progress has been made. You may need to do the seven steps again, or they may need motivation in another area of their life.

Final Thoughts

By following these seven steps, you’ll be able to encourage the people around you to achieve their dreams and goals. In return, you’ll be more passionate about getting to your goals, you’ll be surrounded by successful people, and others will want to help you reach your dreams …

Oh, and you’ll become a motivational super hero. Time to get a cape!

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