Sun care is something very close to my heart. To the point where some people might think of it as being a little extreme.
Where possible, I never leave house until the sun goes down.
I never leave home without sunscreen, and at least an umbrella. Sometimes it’s sunscreen + cap + sunglasses + umbrella. I used to take oral sunscreen pills too, but I can’t get them in Japan so I had to give that up :(
Curtains are drawn all the time in the house. My curtains are made of UV protective fabric. They block out more than 90% of UV rays. After that, I have another layer of curtains.
I feel supremely uncomfortable if the sun gets on my face. I think I know how vampires would feel if they existed, and if they were afraid of the sun.
There was once I shielded myself from the rising sun on the TV screen out of reflex. Yes, I realize how absolutely retarded that sounds. But I think it’s the same way how we would be scared by a horror movie, even though we know that the ghost is only confined to the screen?
The reason I’m so fanatical about sun care is mainly because of my DAMNED FRECKLES. God, how I hate them! It makes the skin look “dirty”. Being so OCD about cleanliness, how could I tolerate having my face look like I didn’t clean it?!?!
If you don’t have as many freckles on your face as I have on mine, please don’t patronize me by telling be how cute freckles are, etc. I DON’T WANT TO HEAR IT!!! Arrrgghhhhh! Makes me feel even more frustrated that people who like them don’t have them, and yet they’re spawning all over face like it’s free!
What I dream of is to have crystal clear and radiant skin like Song Hye Kyo’s! (she’s the face for Laniege)
Ahhhhh, she’s so pretty!!! Go google her name and be dazzled by her skin!
Unfortunately, I know this dream will a remain a dream. My skin will never be like hers :( I’ve gone for laser, I’ve seen a famous dermatologist for prescriptions. But inherently, it’s because it’s already encoded in my genes.
My mom has fair, clear skin.
My dad has dark, freckled skin.
I ended up with fair, freckled skin. T_T
IT’S ALL MY DAD’S FAULT!
Sigh, even though it can’t get better, the least I could do is to stop it from getting worse.
Apart from my freckles, there’s another reason why I strongly advocate sun care!
A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows what sun damage can do to your skin.
This guy drove a truck for 28 years, and the right side shows the damage accumulated after all those years of driving!
Although most people won’t have skin like that (unless they’re a truck driver, I suppose), but it shows that the sun DOES damage your skin!
So please, don’t go out in the sun without some kind of sun protection!
If you use sunscreen, what brand do you use and why? I’m always interested to learn more about different brands! On that note, I will review the sunscreen I use/have used soon!