Tan from sunburn? 48 replies

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Mr. Matt Advanced Member

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#41 11 years ago
*The.Doctor;4819345I wouldn't, unless you want to sweat to death.[/quote] [quote=Sgt. D. Pilla;4819353]@Matt Personally, I rather the agony then looking like a complete dick wearing winter clothes in summer

I'd hardly call a thin, white shirt with long sleeves 'winter clothes', and he'll look infinitely more ridiculous with red, blistered, peeling skin. Wait until the skin heals before you start exposing it to even more sunlight for prolonged periods of time, irrespective of sun cream. It's only until his skin isn't cooked anymore.




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#42 11 years ago
Mr. MattI'd hardly call a thin, white shirt with long sleeves 'winter clothes'.

Me either, but long sleeves in the heat (especially aussie heat) are like hell, even thin white long sleeves.

I would just pile on the sunscreen and try to limit how long your in the sun till your healed, and keep the sunscreen after.

More over, I use 30+ Sunscreen (The highest rated sunscreen that is legal to sell here, we can't sell that 50+ bullshit) and it does jack shit!

Why wouldn't SPF 50 be legal?




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#43 11 years ago
Mr. Matt;4818947You're probably alone in that sentiment. :p

Yes. At least I would be a tanned pudgy kid instead of a pale white pudgy kid.




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#44 11 years ago

Dear Feeling the Burn Down Under,

It seems to me if you got burned from just walking about town, unless it was a very long walk, your skin is very sensitive. With that being said, mine is too and what I suggest is if you don't want to get a tan, apply a fair amount of the most powerful sunscreen you can find, cover up the best you can while still being comfortable and cool.

If you would like a tan, first of all, still, is sunscreen, but perhaps a lower spf so it blocks most of the UV rays, but lets some in for tanning. My second bit of advice is if you would like a tan then, go tanning. Go to the beach and just lay out for a couple minutes a day, a few days, or just in your backyard. Not too long however, or that tan will become another burn. You could also go to a tanning saloon where "professionals" do it, but why pay for what you can do yourself for free? Getting a bit of a tan will also make you more resistant to sunburns in the future.




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#45 11 years ago

Oh, to protect against the sun better, check out brands like Horny Toad. They make light shirts that work pretty well for me, whether in Costa Rica or the Mojave.




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#46 11 years ago

I once burned my skin by not covering my face properly when arc welding (only used goggles for my eyes, should have used an face mask), my face was red the day after and started peeling.

I ended up with a little bit of tan but I can't recommend the procedure. :p




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#47 11 years ago

Yeah im going to be in a long sleave cotton shirt (brown) and some blue jeans. Oh and is 6 hours in on and off shade considered and long time?




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#48 11 years ago
Oh and is 6 hours in on and off shade considered and long time?

It depends. Sunburn is actually that, a burn, and thus is dependent on both the amount of heat that is allowed to dissipate and the amount of heat allowed to build up. If you were to stay in the sun for lengthy periods and go into the shade only sporadically, then probably yes, you would get burnt, though the severity and extent of the burn would undoubtedly be far less than if you had remained in the sun the entire time. If, however, you remained in the shade for extended periods and went out into the sun only sporadically, then its unlikely you would get burnt unless your skin was that sensitive.




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#49 11 years ago
Polska;4819733I once burned my skin by not covering my face properly when arc welding (only used goggles for my eyes, should have used an face mask), my face was red the day after and started peeling. I ended up with a little bit of tan but I can't recommend the procedure. :p

You should open up a tanning salon, you'd make a fortune! People would flock from miles around to get their faces welded!