White and without tan.

Having a porcelain complexion tends to be frowned upon socially. It doesn't fit the accepted criteria for beauty, and unfortunately, the derogatory comments start early on. Several centuries ago, pale skin was very much synonymous with beauty, but this is no longer the case today. In the collective imagination, it is indicative of poor health and is far too commonly considered to be unattractive. It's like any other standard of beauty: when you're too much or too little, you don't fit in and get categorized as "ugly" or "in need of improvement". But the colour of your skin does not change.

* The colour of the skin depends on the concentration of melanin (brown pigment occurring in the skin and hair), the thickness of the epidermis, the number of blood vessels, and the amount of hemoglobin that you have in your blood. Surgery to alter this is hardly possible.

Young people who find themselves having to deal with negative comments often turn to tanning, whether artificial or natural, even if their skin reddens and burns as a result.

Whiteness is normal and should not lead to a complex. You shouldn't have to try to fit someone else's criteria for beauty in order to feel good in your skin!

Being pale is not a "problem" in itself and does not necessarily translate as illness or lack of sunlight.

Keep your skin young and healthy by making sure it's protected! Get your KRABĒO on now!

September 30, 2022 — Marie-Eve Richard

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