Do you tan like a salad?

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Do you tan like a salad?
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Thu, 04-29-2010 - 10:03pm

Tanning is both safe and dangerous.

hunk 'o, hunk 'o burnin' heartburn!

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Registered: 09-08-2007
Fri, 04-30-2010 - 11:25am
Never tried the vinegar on a burn, wouldn't it sting? My lovely Irish skin is not fond of the sun :(
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Registered: 03-19-2003
Sat, 05-01-2010 - 1:59am

It doesn't sting!

hunk 'o, hunk 'o burnin' heartburn!

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Registered: 09-08-2007
Sat, 05-01-2010 - 11:49am

Only 3 times in your life, my goodness, I usually burn 3 times a summer. I tan through 35 spf sunblock, even when I re-apply every 2 hours. But through researching stuff for my son, discovered that much above 35 spf doesn't provide a significant increase in protection. Also learned that more recent research shows some better effectiveness in sunblock when it is applied 15-30 min before sun exposure and then again 15-30 min after you have been out in the sun, rather than the every 2 hours rule.

Surprisingly, my skin isn't what I would consider delicate. I can use straight rubbing alcohol on my face for my acne, and I don't dry out. I do get dry skin in the winter, but that is largely a lack of liquid intake when its cold.

I may have to try the vinegar this year though, hopefully I will never have to, but its something to keep in mind :)

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Sat, 05-01-2010 - 2:02pm

I don't know how I got to be 55 without sunscreen; somehow we survived!

hunk 'o, hunk 'o burnin' heartburn!

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Registered: 10-30-2003
Sun, 05-02-2010 - 9:49pm


I thought I couldn't tan, and I was pretty close to
right. Six years in Hawaii turned the tops of my feet
a slightly darker shade of really pale.

We have to be very careful with the kid. She freckles
and burns so easily.


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Registered: 03-19-2003
Sun, 05-02-2010 - 11:55pm

My childhood friend that cooked at the lake with me, always said of tanning:


"Freckle,


Burn


and Peel."

hunk 'o, hunk 'o burnin' heartburn!