This is only a scientific blog about UV rays, BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORING!
If you care about your skin and you live in Australia (we are obsessed about sunrays, sunblocks, sunscreens, skin cancer bla bla bla bla) then I hope this blog will give you adequate information on how to have HEALTHY skin.
It is no longer a secret, freckles are caused by the sun.
They pop up because the outer barrier against the sun ray's are overly damaged so they come as abnormal collection of melanin pigment in the skin.
Now, I am not pale, I have yellow skin tone because most east Asians are or my other fellow South East Asians, kudos to you lovely coloured skinned people. LOL
I don't want to blab too much about skin colour or freckles but I always stress how destructive the sun UV rays can be.
Based on this scientific article that the sun emits UVA and UVB.
The UVB does not damage the deeper skin layers but the UVA does and far more carcinogenic compared to its counterpart.
So when you see sunlight, the UVB only represents 5-6% and the rest is UVA.
I am not interested in the what-why... I am interested in HOW to counter the dangerous rays that damage your skin!
What I often do is I slap on sun screen on my face, in Australia the government only allows SPF30+, but never more than that.
How do I know? I asked a cosmetician, surely she knows.
I own several hiyakedome that are SPF 50+ with pearl shimmer too he he he he
And I use them lots of times, but according to what the research suggests, we can not rely on sunscreens alone acting as the only barrier against the harmful sunrays!
Interesting enough, we have quite a high number for skin cancer in Australia, is it because we are near to the ozone hole? LOL Well it is in Antarctica, far far far away...
Or do other countries experience the same problem? Or is it only the fair skin homo sapiens that are more prone to this problem?
Ah, need more research but just questions. LOL
Thanks for reading about my first topic.
Next, I am ready to go on a 3-day retreat! I am nervous... ugh, but hopefully everything will be fine.
I kind of miss the retreat in Japan, it was my 1st time in public bath, no cubicles except for the toilets. LOL
I need to stop comparing Australia and Japan, it is not the same he he he
Just..... missing that country and all the roots that I have planted before there.......................
Someday I will return to my beloved Rising Sun.