One of the best things about being in Taiwan, is that maintaining a fair complexion is pretty much the number one priority for all women here. In Australia, I keep on top of this by wearing high SPF, broad spectrum sunscreen every single day, using skin brightening treatment products regularly, and stay in shaded areas when I’m outdoors.
In Taiwan, I can kick it up a notch by using a sun parasol.
A sun parasol is not a new concept, but it just is not socially acceptable in Australia. But here in Taiwan, where currently the sun is out from 7am to 6pm with no relief in the concrete jungle, you see almost every woman of all ages, walking around with their sun parasols in hand. And you can purchase this readily, just like umbrellas.
However, a sun parasol is not the same as an umbrella. This is a mistake that even some women make in Taiwan, as I see them carrying around clear umbrellas that would do nothing to protect them against the UV rays. This is what my sun parasol looks like:
Sun parasols are usually a little cuter than umbrellas – I went with a pink one with black frill edging. There was a leopard print one available, but since I wear a fair bit of leopard print clothing – I didn’t want to go OTT with it (yes there is a limit to how much leopard print one should wear in one outfit).
Aesthetics aside, note the utilitarian features that a sun parasol should have. On the outer, a reflective fabric that the UV rays would bounce off.
The inside should be a black fabric – to absorb any residual UV rays.
Sun parasol is worth spending some money on, to ensure that it does what it’s supposed to do – blocking out UV rays. I paid NT$350 (AUD$13) for mine, which is twice the price of a regular umbrella, and there are plenty that cost more. But also note – a sun parasol can still be used as an umbrella, as it’s waterproof as well.
I’ve been totally loving the fact that I can finally use an actual physical blocker to protect myself from the sun. I would have never been game enough to do this in Australia – just think of all the weird looks I’d get walking in a sunny day with what looks like an umbrella!
Mr Ronan still thinks all Taiwanese women are crazy for doing this – like a lot of anglo-saxon Aussies, he loves a tan and doesn’t wear sunscreen unless he’s spending a whole day topless on the beach.
So what do you think? Do you like the idea of carrying around a sun parasol? Would you do it if it’s more socially acceptable where you live?
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