And as far as white girls go, I’m on the lower end of the scale as far as melanin production goes.
I am 75% Nordic/British Isles and 25% Portuguese.
I joke that this means that I burn easily but I can hold a tan.
It’s true though.
Every summer when I was growing up, I’d slather myself in baby oil and lay out at the pool for 30 minutes.
I’d get a wicked burn which would fade into a beautiful tan.
Those were the days (before skin cancer warnings).
Briefly, I went to the tanning salon and laid in their (cancer inducing) beds and got a lovely tan as well.
I have to be good and take care of my skin.
So, I get spray tans.
Recently, I’ve decided I’m going to try to do it myself and I bought Cocoa Brown Tan Mousse and a pink velvet glove to apply it.
I want to be brown like the models we see in summer ads – all long legs and golden shoulders.
I don’t want to be pale anymore.
I want to be TAN!
And with my trip to Hawaii coming up, it’d be nice to be more bronze goddess and less pale ice queen.
[Post script: I’ll let you know how it goes. I bought the darkest mousse on the market so I could turn out striped like a zebra!]