Hollywood actress Emma Stone finally accepts pale skin

Updated: Nov 21, 2011, 08:13 AM IST

Washington: Hollywood actress Emma Stone has revealed that she has learned to embrace her pale complexion after growing up in a sunny climate and wishing for a tan.

Stone spent her childhood in Arizona hiding in the shade to avoid burning her skin, but she longed to be tanned like her friends.

“You tend to look like a thumb, you know, you’re just all one shade when you’re this pale. There was a time where I could not stand the pale. I’m from Arizona, and everyone is very, very tan,” Contactmusic quoted her as saying.

It’s super sunny. I couldn’t go in the sun because I don’t have any pigment in my skin - which I now really appreciate. But sometimes I still want to be warmed up because it’s built into my Dna to think tan is incredible.

The Zombieland actress admits that she committed plenty of beauty faux pas trying to master fake tanning products.
“But I got a lot of spray tans, and before I discovered spray tans I got a lot of those tanning lotions and that is not a good look. I did not know how to apply it in a way that didn’t look like I had just rolled around in a bunch of dirt.
“So it was like a splotchy, streaky mess of a situation. I’m sure some people are able to do it in the right way, but that was always my biggest beauty mishap... the solid two years I spent spray tanning,” she added.