Why did Queen Elizabeth I have pale skin?

According to ElizabethI.org, "Elizabeth may well have had freckles on her pale skin, but like all Elizabethan ladies she would have taken care to avoid getting the sun on her face, and the make up she wore for most of her monarchical life would have protected her delicate skin from a suntan. White skin was fashionable in Tudor times as it was what distinguished the rich from the poor. If a person had white skin, it showed that he or she did not have to work for a living." In those times it was thought that the paler you were the more beautiful you were . Also, she had had smallpox just a few years before she died.