Tan from sunburn? 48 replies

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kais246

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#1 9 years ago

Look i know this probly is not the place for this but this is realy the only forum i go on =P. Anyway about 2 days ago i went walking with a friend and got burnt on my arms, face and back of the neck oh and my noes blistered. Is there anyway to get some sort of tan out of all that? I dont tan becouse of all the health issues and such but the damage has allready been done. If your skin has been damaged by all the UV and such, shouldent the melenin (what gives you a tanned color) production of ramped up a bit? Thanks Kais246




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#2 9 years ago

Nah, normally the burned skin flakes off or peel off, meaning you've got a new layer of skin that shouldn't have much melanin content at all. Oh, also, sunburns raise risk for skin cancer severely. Try to avoid cooking yourself, OK?




kais246

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#3 9 years ago

Well it wasnt deliberate =P So if i use moisteriser a fair bit, i might beable to retain some color? So stupid, in order to protect yourself from the sun by a tan you have to subject yourself to the sun =( Ah well, will have to pack sunscrean next time =P




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#4 9 years ago

Tans don't protect you from the sun. You're an Aussie, I think over 50% of you get skin cancer at some point in your life. Clothing, glass, parasols, and sunscreen are pretty much the only things that actually prevent the UV rays from messing with you.




kais246

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#5 9 years ago

Ok then, thanks.




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#6 9 years ago

I know what's it's like to be blindingly pale, it's a bit annoying, but I don't want to have to worry about my stomach or legs getting skin cancer when I already have to look out for my neck, shoulders, arms, ears, and face.

If you must appear tan, then either use the spray on stuff (but do not overdo it, unless you enjoy being compared to an Oompa-Loompa), or make sure you use a timer. I think the recommended time up here is something like "under 15 minutes", for someone in the Southern Hemisphere, I think your time might be a bit shorter. Try sunning one side of yourself for, say, 10 minutes per day for a week, then get yourself indoors/under cover.




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#7 9 years ago

hehe, you pale-faces and your sunburns.




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#8 9 years ago

After being an IDIOT in Hawaii and forgetting to put sun tan on my pale body, I got 2nd (or maybe even 3rd) degree burns on my back. My skin was rippling and produced giant puss bubbles.

So, I'll probably die of cancer. :)




kais246

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#9 9 years ago

AS i said, im mot that worried about getting a tan, just that im already burned and trying to make the most of it. From what i have gathered it should be all good providing i dont peel much.




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#10 9 years ago

The problem is, you might as well be one of the people that only ever burns and never tans.

But yeah, burned skin normally goes all of.