There was a time, in the Victorian age, where a pale complexion was considered to be of the highest regard. The reason was if you were rich and didn’t work then you wouldn’t see much sun. If you were lower class and worked in the fields, or anywhere outside, then you would get a tan. If you did have a tan, you were looked down upon by those from upper class and middle class backgrounds.

Times have changed, as many could afford foreign holidays, and many now get a fake tan to show they have been to a hot country, where it has a proper summer. Great Britain, more known for its rain, definitely doesn’t. Most of the time the only difference is the rain is colder in the winter.

I don’t use fake tan, and have never been abroad. If I lived in the Victorian age I would probably have had some sort of tan working outside. My skin doesn’t go brown, it burns, then goes brown. I remember as a child getting sunburn, and feeling so sick the next day, I couldn’t even get out of bed.

Life is full of fashions, as far as beauty industry is concerned, and in a hundred years, it will change again. Make-up is something most young women do not go out without. I must admit, as a young lady I did wear make-up, but now I don’t care. I don’t even wear make-up to go out anymore.

Hopefully my complexion will reap the rewards and remain spot free, but I swear as you get older spots happen whether you wear make-up or not. It is like I am a teenager again.

Published by writerravenclaw

I am a fifty something mother of two grown up children, and one beautiful grandchild. I have been married for nearly thirty-four years. My first book was published ten years ago. I wrote my book Sticks and Stones because of my experience of being bullied at school.

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