I recognize your problem. Digital cameras seem to adjust themselves to the colors/light when the picture is taken. With a white background, you won't look that pale. Many of my friends are asian, that is a problem on pictures, they look radiant, I look.. well, dead. Guess I'll just have to find some new friends, preferably people that are goth
Btw, rouge (or bronze powder in the summer) is a great way to look more "alive"..