I know there are many factors of being “typically Asian”, but for the sake of this post, I have altered it to suit my requirements.  You know you’re a typical Asian if :-

a)  You cannot handle alcohol and go bright red and get drunk easily.
b)  You avoid the sun because you don’t want to get tanned.

This was all of me a couple of weeks ago…except in my alcoholic state, I welcomed the sun into my life and this kinda happened…

alcohol and asians don't mix

Being a sunny day, there was nothing more refreshing than a nicely chilled Rekordelig cider (they are so damn yummy!!!).  I wore my sunnies and sat in the shade, slowly sipping my cider.  One can later, I was beaming red and tipsy.  Off came my long-sleeved top and I was prancing around in the glaring sun with my bare skin sans sunscreen!!  Shock, horror, faint!  *THUD*

I preach the importance of sunscreen and there I was, drunk as a punk, basking in the blazing sun in all my sunscreen-free glory.  (I did a similar thing once when I was holidaying in Costa Brava and promptly spewed out my pint of beer before I got to the toilet.  Pleasant holiday memories…)  There was no spewing this time round; but there was tanning of the unwanted kind.

Perfect timing to bring out the Clarins After Sun Moisturizer Ultra-Hydrating I was sent for review a while ago.  I never thought I would have the opportunity to use it but here I was, slapping it all over my sunburnt bits.

If you’re looking for a comprehensive review about Clarins After Sun Moisturizer Ultra-Hydrating, you have come to the wrong beauty blog. There’s not much for me to say because :-

a)  I have never used an After Sun before so I can’t compare it with others.
b)  I used it in my post-alcoholic pre-hangover state.  Yes, I get hangovers from one sip of wine!

All I can say is that it’s like a moisturiser and it’s nourishing for the skin.  Smells alright and absorbs very well in the presence of sunburnt, dehydated skin.

My skin didn’t peel off and it didn’t hurt…so did I really get sunburnt??  Maybe it was just a tan…?  Anyway, because of that, I cannot comment on the soothing factor of this product.  And I refuse to burn till my skin peels off for the sake of beauty blog research.

Clarins After Sun Moisturizer Ultra-Hydrating claims to “prolong tans” but that’s the last thing I want!!!  Definitely one for the sun junkies!

Lesson learnt : I must only drink alcohol after the sun goes down.  Forget treating my skin to After Sun moisturisers, alcohol can be my after sun treat!

Do you use After Sun?  I don’t think I have ever met anyone who uses After Sun…  Are there After Sun products for your face?  Sorry.  I am an After Sun noob!  But most importantly, what’s your favourite flavour of Rekorderlig?

30 Comments on Asians, Alcohol And After Sun

  1. Norlin
    21/02/2012 at 10:31 am (6 years ago)

    You are right on the mark – yes, Asians can’t handle alcohol and we tend to run away from the sun. Well I definitely did that since last year. Sun = wrinkles! Argh! I’ve never used After Sun. But have used this soothing Aloe Gel when I had this BAD sunburn late last year. No alcohol was involved (bummer) but just the lack of common sense when I didn’t realise the sun would be THAT hot on that day while helping my Miss 8’s class with their bbq at the park!

    • Ling
      21/02/2012 at 4:39 pm (6 years ago)

      @Norlin, OMG! The Aussie sun is a killer! It is soooo strong!!!! And yay to our poor alcohol tolerance levels! We are cheap drunks LOL!

  2. Tram
    21/02/2012 at 10:55 am (6 years ago)

    Aww Ling!! Such a catchy beginning to this post! ^_^ Love it! I’ve never heard/used After Sun though o_O” And I didn’t know it was typical for Asians to get drunk after a beer or two! My uncles, friends, Aunties and here are pretty tank drinkers! They can take 10 without any hesitation!

    Hahha 🙂

    Trialling a product in a tipsy state.. you’re awesome!
    Hahaha 😀

    • Ling
      21/02/2012 at 4:39 pm (6 years ago)

      @Tram, OH WOW!!!!! They are crazy good with the alcohol!!! I just need to look at a bottle of beer and I’m drunk LOL

  3. Suzanne
    21/02/2012 at 10:57 am (6 years ago)

    my lord you are hilarious. and I vote for pear Rekorderlig.

    • Ling
      21/02/2012 at 4:40 pm (6 years ago)

      @Suzanne, Long live Rekorderlig!!!!!!

  4. Michaela
    21/02/2012 at 3:18 pm (6 years ago)

    All I’ve taken away from this is Rekorderlig make a mango-raspberry flavour! I need to hunt this asap.

    Oh and I understand the sun-avoidance, being a super pale gal who starts peeling at the thought of sunlight, but you’re on your own re booze tolerence. I’m a bottle of red a night kinda lady myself.

    • Ling
      21/02/2012 at 4:41 pm (6 years ago)

      @Michaela, LOL! Yes, it’s quite yummy…but I still like Strawberry & Lime the most 🙂

      And wow, a bottle of red a night? That’s AMAZING! I just need to look at bottle of wine and I get hungover! LOL

  5. Alta Infante
    21/02/2012 at 5:35 pm (6 years ago)

    OMG!! I’m shocked! We look alike in your first pic!! hahaha 😀 When my sister saw it, she also said that we really look alike. 😀 Anyway, you can drop by my blog. 🙂

    • Ling
      26/02/2012 at 11:43 pm (6 years ago)

      @Alta Infante, Are we separated at birth?

  6. littlelucy
    21/02/2012 at 7:50 pm (6 years ago)

    I only use sunscreen on my face and that’s because I don’t want wrinkles or freckles! I feel like staying as your natural colour will do you better in the long run. I’m a super pale girl and I’ve come to love my skin colour.

    • Ling
      26/02/2012 at 11:44 pm (6 years ago)

      @littlelucy, I always apply sunscreen on my face…but forget the rest of my body! I should start applying sunscreen on my hands because I don’t want it to go wrinkly when I’m older :-/

  7. Megan
    21/02/2012 at 10:33 pm (6 years ago)

    Mango and Raspberry Rekorderlig I had no idea this existed… must have it… now!

    You’re so funny Ling, drunk as a punk!

    • Ling
      26/02/2012 at 11:45 pm (6 years ago)

      @Megan, Oh yes! Yummy Rekorderlig!!! I hope they come out with more fruity flavours 🙂

  8. Junella
    22/02/2012 at 6:33 am (6 years ago)

    Thanks for the recommendation. I have to be an unusual Asian. I drink like a fish and the only thing red in my face is my blush lol

    I heard somewhere that if you take 2 tums before you start drinking, it helps the redness.

    • Ling
      26/02/2012 at 11:46 pm (6 years ago)

      @Junella, WOW! No way!!! You’ve got the enzyme that many of us Asians don’t have 😉

      Ooh, should try the Tums trick…

  9. TracyD
    22/02/2012 at 1:27 pm (6 years ago)

    Drinking only after the sun goes down..where’s the fun in that?! Loved this, and nice review!

    • Ling
      26/02/2012 at 11:46 pm (6 years ago)

      @TracyD, Hehehe, thanks Tracy!

  10. coco
    23/02/2012 at 2:25 am (6 years ago)

    i’ve never used any after sun products. i don’t bake myself under the sun. i don’t like tanned skin. i try to avoid the sun mainly because i can’t wear sunscreen or any products with SPF on most body parts that are exposed to the sun. i’m allergic to sunscreen! how sad! my umbrella is my best friend (and i get annoyed people doing the raining gesture when they see me with umbrella…)

    • Ling
      26/02/2012 at 11:47 pm (6 years ago)

      @coco, What? You’re allergic to sunscreen? How sucky is that? I broke out with a big rash when I wore SPF 90 sunscreen from NZ

  11. Bun Bun Makeup Tips
    23/02/2012 at 4:58 am (6 years ago)

    I am 100% Asian since I fulfill both criteria! I cannot hold my liquor AT ALL, my eyes become blood shot and I start laughing and giggling at the slightest nonsensical things my friends say. I also slap on sun screen if I need to go under the sun. Bought a hat from some random stranger just so I could stroll romantically with The Boyfriend along the beach without looking crazy with my bag shielding my face from the sun. And it was almost sunset! LOL.

    • Ling
      26/02/2012 at 11:48 pm (6 years ago)

      @Bun Bun Makeup Tips, Yay to Asians who cannot handle alcohol!!! I also get the worst hangovers these days 🙁 I used to be able to bounce back easily but no more – I blame old age! *cries* WHY MEEEEE????!!!!

  12. Eden-Avalon
    23/02/2012 at 11:19 am (6 years ago)

    Maybe you didn’t burn because of the after sun? xD I’m only part asian so I can handle alcohol, I just get really red. And I avoid the sun like the plague. D:

    • Ling
      26/02/2012 at 11:49 pm (6 years ago)

      @Eden-Avalon, Must be cool being part-Asian – get the good stuff from Asians and non-Asians 🙂

  13. Jennifer huang
    23/02/2012 at 7:10 pm (6 years ago)

    Lol, stink i’m like 1/2 of a typical Asian 🙁 im lucky enough to not get drunk easily & get red from alchol, but i do hate tanning – damn my wannabe white-skinned vanity! Lol, this is definitely an interesting product though….. Might just invest in one when i “accidentally” fall into the sun’s ray & tan/burn my skin away~

    • Ling
      26/02/2012 at 11:53 pm (6 years ago)

      @Jennifer huang, You’re one of the lucky few Asian girls who can handle their drink! I bow down to you 😉

  14. Melissa Loh
    26/02/2012 at 11:36 pm (6 years ago)

    Rekordelig is freaking AH-mazing! My current flavour loves are strawberry lime and the blackcurrant. Would happily be blotchy and drunk for them. :p

    • Ling
      27/02/2012 at 12:03 am (6 years ago)

      @Melissa Loh, I haven’t tried blackcurrant yet…must try that ASAP 🙂

  15. emmabovary
    07/03/2012 at 9:05 am (6 years ago)

    Even with sunscreen I think it’s good to use after sun! Sun still hits the skin and dehydrates it so the cooling gel is always welcome, Chris uses it often as a moisturiser because of the cooling gel texture:) Never heard of one claiming to prolong a tan though, but I suppose moisturised skin would hold colour better so it makes sense:)

    • Ling
      07/03/2012 at 2:31 pm (6 years ago)

      @emmabovary, It’s funny how I wrote about this…because a few days ago, I really did get sunburn for the first time in my life. And it’s still sore today 🙁 Rubbing any moisturiser hurts!!! Thank God I found a cooling aftersun spray in my stash!