I have pale Irish skin. So white it’s blue Irish skin.
The sun hates my skin- it goes red and blotchy, sometimes swells up and turns purple, and burns. A few days later my skin reverts to white, and the whole performance begins over again.
SPF50+ stops the burning, and keeps me deathly white. Any stray inch of unsuncreened ankle or toe will burn, just to remind me that, even when I think I’m covered up, the shade is always the better option.
Every April I think I’ll get it right this year. I’ll do the subtle, moisturising fake tan and I’ll do it right. My exposed lower legs and arms will not dazzle drivers nor cause any traffic accidents this year.
I usually get fed up with this plan about 1/8 of the way through the bottle. Brown blotches don’t look any better than red or purple ones. I don’t cover quite enough skin. I leave finger marks. It’s always a mess and I can never be bothered to persevere. I revert to blue whiteness and
scaring the public being a laughing stock.
This weekend I bought ‘Dove summer glow and soft shimmer’. Hmmm. I’ll let you know how I get on. You may need shades.