Women’s overdone ultraviolet blocking techniques

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With summer coming up, goo Ranking took a look at what ultraviolet blocking techniques turn people right off. As is usual for these questionnaires, people selected the worst from a list of options.

I think the long black sleeve-like arm covers are the worst, followed by (shh, my wife does it too) those who won’t even go onto the balcony for five minutes without rubbing it on everywhere. I am hopelessly pale with next to no melanin to protect me, yet I manage to survive a 15 minute walk from the train station to work without getting burnt to a crisp.

Anyway, here is some essential advice when choosing sunglasses:

IF IT IS A TRAVEL, IT IS THIS SUNGLASSES!

Ranking results

Q: What overdone ultraviolet blocking techniques by women turn you right off? (Sample size=500)

Rank
 
Votes
1
I can barely tell if it’s a woman underneath a huge floppy hat and sunglasses
89
2
Her face glows white from over-application of sun block
79
3
She doesn’t tidy up her parasol in crowded spaces, instead pokes everyone with it
75
4=
She smells from over-application of sun-block
69
4=
Whilst wearing her swimsuit at the pool she uses her parasol
69
6
Even in midsummer she never fails to wear black tights or long socks
67
7
To prevent her scalp getting burnt she applies sun block to her hair roots
60
8
Although it’s midsummer, she wears unsexy long sleeves and long trousers
59
9
Even though a long-sleeved cardigan would suffice, she wears a sleeveless number plus arm covers
58
10
Even her underwear is ultraviolet blocking
56
11
She only walks on shadowed streets, and sprints between breaks in the shade
52
12
Even in midsummer she has her neck wrapped in a scarf
49
13
To avoid sunlight she doesn’t leave her house
48
14
She uses sun block even in midwinter
42
15
She nags her boyfriend, husband about him too using ultraviolet protection
39
16
She wants an equally pale boyfriend
37
17=
When riding a bicycle she wears a full-face sun visor
33
17=
Her application of sun block is so uneven there are blotchy patches everywhere
33
17=
Her utterly pallid complexion is her proof of victory over ultraviolet
33
20
She rubs her eye with her sun block-covered hand, so her eyes look horribly puffy
32
21
She hides in the shade of the curtains
28
22
She applies UV blocking film to the windows of her home
25
23
She forgets to use cleanser to remove sun block, so her skin condition is poor
23
24=
She covers her hands and face with sun block, but her neck and ears are brown from forgetting them
22
24=
She is pale herself, but she wants a wheat-brown boyfriend
22
26
She mixes up sun block and sun tan oil, and bakes a nice shade of brown
16
27
Her glasses, contact lenses are of course UV blocking
15

Demographics

goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 15th and 19th of May 2017 500 members, 50:50 male and female and aged between 20 and 39 years old, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given.

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