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…
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?