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Old May 13th 2007, 12:02 am
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like this or have I got it wrong?
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Old May 13th 2007, 12:12 am
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Originally Posted by rugbymatt
like this or have I got it wrong?
Wrong, that would get in the way of me stereo. lol
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Old May 13th 2007, 12:29 am
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use kids brand suncream .... factor 30 on the kids label stuff is much more protective, lasts longer and is very waterproof.

son number 1 tans well so needs a lower factor
son number 2 is a strawberry blonde/redhead, very pale skin and even though he's in the sun every day normally for 4 hours he doesnt ever get burnt (and spends alot if it in the water). The kids suncream really does work very well.
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Old May 13th 2007, 12:47 am
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Originally Posted by Mitzyboy
Trouble is I'm coming to the conclusion I'm getting burned in the pool. I remember in Vegas some years ago staying in the pool to keep cool and I got terrible sunburn, naively not realising it can be worse in the water
that's very possible...doesn't the water actually increase the effects of the rays?
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Originally Posted by julie22
Mitzyboy - coat your head with tomato ketchup and put on a rubber head cap - it worked for me
Touche
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Originally Posted by Mitzyboy
Touche
or....................toupe?
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Originally Posted by rugbymatt
or....................toupe?
hair today .... gone tomorrow
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Originally Posted by Mitzyboy
hair today .... gone tomorrow
lets not split hairs here eh?
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Old May 13th 2007, 12:58 am
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Originally Posted by rugbymatt
lets not split hairs here eh?
well I'm trying to get to the root of the problem
wheres my thread going
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Originally Posted by rachelk
Good point. Even when you think you're in the shade you're not completely protected. I try to wear factor 50 at all times (fair skinned and burn easily) but I think the danger is those "oh, i'll only be out for 10 mins" as you go to hang out the washing / nip to the shops etc. Those 10 mins all add up.
Yes, it is cumulative, so nipping out in the sun 6 times for 10 minutes through the day is the same as sitting out in it for an hour. You get tanned in the shade because of scattered UV radiation. It has nothing to do with heat, which is infrared radiation. It is determined by atmospheric conditions and proximity to the sun. Both UVA and UVB can cause skin damage, although the former can't pass through glass. A tan without burning is still sun damage and while your tan might fade, the damage remains forever. Always wear a hat and a long-sleeve shirt of a dark material, always wear sunblock factor 30+, and try to avoid the sunniest part of the day (approximately 10:00 - 15:00).
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Originally Posted by Tableland
Yes, it is cumulative, so nipping out in the sun 6 times for 10 minutes through the day is the same as sitting out in it for an hour. You get tanned in the shade because of scattered UV radiation. It has nothing to do with heat, which is infrared radiation. It is determined by atmospheric conditions and proximity to the sun. Both UVA and UVB can cause skin damage, although the former can't pass through glass. A tan without burning is still sun damagem and while your tanmight fade, the damage remans forever. Always wear a hat and a long-sleeve shirt of a dark material, always wear sunblock factor 30+, and try to avoid the sunniest part of the day (approximately 10:00 - 15:00).
actually it gets hotter here from 2 ish

I have quite a deep tan that never seems to really fade, have never burned........don't sunbathe
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Originally Posted by Mitzyboy
well I'm trying to get to the root of the problem
wheres my thread going
hopefully nowhere............


still, if we are not careful, it could get a bit hairy!
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Old May 13th 2007, 1:20 am
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Originally Posted by Mitzyboy
well I'm trying to get to the root of the problem
wheres my thread going
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Originally Posted by lynnxa
actually it gets hotter here from 2 ish

I have quite a deep tan that never seems to really fade, have never burned........don't sunbathe
As mentioned in my first post, it bears little relation to how hot it is. Most people get burned when the temperature is slightly lower for the simple reason that they incorrectly equate burning to heat. Wrong.
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Originally Posted by Tableland
As mentioned in my first post, it bears little relation to how hot it is. Most people get burned when the temperature is slightly lower for the simple reason that they incorrectly equate burning to heat. Wrong.
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I was agreeing with you (except to point out that the hottest time of day is not really as you stated)
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