Well my skin is taking a strange turn this year. Instead of the usual red head burn and peel, if I misjudge being outside by 5 minutes, my skin is burning and going white. Not that the Scottish DNA that runs in the family does not provide a white sun intolerant skin as it is.
Usually if I can do it right, the sun exposure goes pink, tans ever so lightly and leaves behind more freckles, but one patch of my hands looks like I have poured bleach on it to get rid of the freckles and any sign of colour.
I have googled it, and I will bring it up with the doc when I see him, but I can only find one cause. Nothing can be done and it is more a skin type than condition.
But I remembered that I had a hypothetical conversation on vampires before. That Hollywood has not got enough red head vamps. We are a natural for this type of being.
- We avoid the sun.
- We do not have to be told, or trained, to avoid it at vampire elementary.
- We burn if it catches us unprepared.
- We tend to lurk in the darker or more shaded recesses of locations whilst everyone else walks in the light, perfect for a passing snack during the day.
- Pale pasty skin is our look any way.
- Nobody would bat an eyelid at a pale pasty red head walking down the street.
When you wear factor 50 suncream and still get burnt, you know your kind originated in some miserable weathered place.
Which makes our thick curly/wavy hair even more annoying. As this weather will make it frizz like mad.
No wonder we are classed as being moody, we have not found the weather that suits us yet.