Skin Blemishes, Sores and Burns
| Living for a length of time in a very
different climate can naturally bring about changes
to ones skin. I have described how skin changes in our
complimentary page Weird
This page is designed to detail some minor problems
you may encounter, and what to do to remedy them in
These are common for 20-something girls and appear on
the face. Girls do not like this a lot!
The problem is usually caused directly by diet, as Guangdong
(Canton) is a very hot location, and this is exacerbated
by eating hot food: chilli and curry for instance. The
easy remedy is to stop eating these foods.
Sometimes the problems persist, although this is usually
limited to Chinese people from colder regions of China.
The normal remedy is to go to a reputable beauty parlour
and undergo a course of treatment. This may cost several
thousand RMB, but does work over a course of treatment
lasting several weeks.
|Blemishes, Cuts and Burns
These are minor things like cuts and fat burns
that we can easily get just through living.
Fortunately there is an excellent product available
that removes unsightly marks within a couple of
days. I used it on a very bad cut, and was amazed
how quickly it healed. My wife had similar results
with a little facial discolouration due to the
atmosphere in Foshan.
The bottom line is that it works, and very quickly!
Heat Blisters and Freckles
Heat blisters are often experienced by caucasians used
to cold climates, when they suddenly go to somewhere
hot. Typically these are very small white spots that
are very itchy.
During my first years in Guangdong I used to suffer
from these, especially around the wrists and ankles.
Then my skin changed to accommodate the heat, and now
I occasionally get larger red spots that do not itch
instead. I know these to be a new form of heat blister,
and also know that most of them will turn into freckles
on my skin. This means the new skin is now adjusted
to the heat.
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