Sunscreen Ain’t Good For You

Vietnam is as sunny as Africa. Like, it’s really sunny out here. You go out for 10 minutes during lunch and you will feel your skin burning. You’ll be as red as a tomato within an hour.

Southeast Asians can’t afford sunblock, so they cover up while out in the sun. Westerners, on the other hand, can’t handle the heat and can afford sunblock. Most of us wear shorts and then put on sunblock to protect us from the harmful UV rays.

All that sunblock is doing more harm than good.

Why Is Sunblock Bad?

There are a few reasons that sunblock is bad. First, just think about it for more than three seconds. Most people are too dumb to think and form their own opinions, but people that read this blog are actually smart.

You’re putting some gooey chemical made in some multinational laboratory on your skin with the purpose of blocking UV rays. It takes a very serious chemical to block UV rays! Yet the same people that eat 100% organic diets will gladly lather sunblock on their skin… LOL. Explain that to me.

Now, do you think applying powerful chemicals to your skin is good or bad? Could there be possibly be any side effect that you don’t notice?

I’ll give you a hint – nothing in life is free. The chemical has some affect on your body. Is it good or bad? Who knows?

But I’m putting my money on it being bad.

Second, studies have determined that sunblock doesn’t even reduce the risk of developing a melanoma – that’s the type of skin cancer that actually kills you. Despite those studies, the dermatology association still recommends using sunblock. Hmmmm, I wonder if the people that make sunblock could be behind the dermatology association.

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Most importantly, sunblock reduces your testosterone levels… that isn’t good. Funny how every chemical seems to reduce testosterone levels….

That’s actually really, really bad. You’ll literally turn into a drooling pile of white soy that votes for Hillary Clinton and identifies as a male feminist if you use sunblock.

What’s The Solution?

Wear Long Clothing At All Times

This is my personal solution – I always wear pants and generally wear a long sleeved shirt while outside for long periods of time. Yeah, it’s hot. However, I don’t have to worry about getting sunburned nor do I have to put sunblock on my skin.

If I notice myself starting to get burned at the beach or something, then that’s the singal that it’s time to go inside.

Continue wearing short clothes, but without sunblock

This is another viable solution. Sure, you’ll get sunburned, tan, and get a lot of freckles. You might even get skin cancer later in life. Most westerners barely even go outside though, so I find office drones freaking about about sun exposure laughable. Most westerners could do with more sun exposure.

Skin cancer doesn’t kill you 99% of the time anyway. And if it does, then you’re probably old enough where living longer isn’t really fun. I mean, who really wants to live past 75? I’ve known plenty of people over 75 and none of them really look that happy.

It looks so miserable.

Move to a Cold Climate

I’m from a hot, sunny place. We only have one season and skin cancer amongst white people is super common. A few of my teachers actually had skin cancer.

However, I’m going to go out on a limb and say that people living in Scandinavia, Minnesota, or Ireland have lower rates of skin cancer despite being the pastiest white people you’ll ever meet. Probably because they can’t wear shorts and a t-shirt for 95% of the year.

So if you’re really worried about skin cancer, then move to a place that actually has four seasons. Ideally one with a short summer.

Trust me on this one, living in place where it’s hot 100% of the year is extremely overrated.

2 Comments

  1. I’m an American in HCMC too. I haven’t been to your site in a few weeks and was pumped to see a bunch of new articles. Thanks man! Keep ’em coming.

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