How easy do you tan...

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    May 09, 2011 9:55 PM GMT
    When your out in the sun, and for those who dont burn. Should you still put sunscreen on?
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    May 09, 2011 9:59 PM GMT
    I use sunscreen and still tan (face and hands - keep everything else covered).
    I also work in the sun all day, so that could have something to do with it.
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    May 09, 2011 10:18 PM GMT
    You don't have to.

    I just don't see any positive effects from UVA. A little UVB is okay; just okay.

    Oh yeah, I do tan easily.
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    May 09, 2011 10:23 PM GMT
    very easily
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    May 09, 2011 10:26 PM GMT
    I tan very easily.

    & Yes - somewhat addicted to the tanning booth.

    Sunscreen when at the pool or beach though. SPF15 max

    & Yes - I go to the dermatologist regularly and he is always disappointed when he does not find anything!
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    May 09, 2011 11:00 PM GMT
    I tan easily, but I tend not to use sunscreen.
    Being out in the sunshine in the UK is a (rare) chance for the body to produce vitamin D.
    But nowadays, after suffering from sunburn during my younger years, I tend to keep a shirt on and avoid going topless. I use After-sun lotion on my face and arms if I feel a sense of sunburn.
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    May 09, 2011 11:09 PM GMT
    I tan very easily thanks to being half Sicilian, but I try to still wear SOME sunscreen. I have this SPF 8 or 4 I use when at the pool around here and trying to get darker. At the beach I tend to wear something a bit stronger like SPF 15.
  • HndsmKansan

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    May 10, 2011 4:59 PM GMT
    I tan easily, don't usually burn unless at the beginning of the season (like now). Always use sunscreen regardless of your burning capabilities. Just prudent behavior.
  • Timbales

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    May 10, 2011 5:25 PM GMT
    I don't tan. I try to limit my sun exposure and when I do, I wear sunblock and reapply often.
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    May 10, 2011 5:28 PM GMT
    i dont tan either icon_sad.gif
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    May 10, 2011 5:34 PM GMT
    Oh I burn like a mutha fucka!
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    May 10, 2011 5:45 PM GMT
    I feel great being in the sun. I tan easily and just don't overdue it. Moderation is key. Being a blond guy, I would look pasty white without a little sun on me.
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    May 10, 2011 5:45 PM GMT
    very easily.
  • eddieross69

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    May 10, 2011 5:55 PM GMT
    Tan? What's that? icon_biggrin.gif
  • EricLA

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    May 10, 2011 6:05 PM GMT
    You should always put sunscreen on. Both UVA/UVB rays are harmful. Most urge applying a 15 at minimum (and larger numbers really don't protect to a larger degree). Of course, I admit, when I'm getting a tan I'll use 15 my first few sessions. I will drop as low as a 4, but at that point you're not getting much if any protection. You should not spend hours tanning anyway. It's not a good idea. Just because you don't burn does not mean you are not getting unhealthy amounts of UVA/UVB exposure. Even if you're not concerned about the cancer risk (and you should be), then worry about the premature aging of the skin. Do you want to look all leather-faced in your 30s and 40s? Later, if you're really lucky!
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    May 10, 2011 6:09 PM GMT
    I tan easily and usually don't burn unless I am outside in direct sunlight for more than an hour or two. BUT, I still use sunscreen - SPF 15 daily on the face and SPF 30 or higher all over if I'm going to be outside and exposed to direct sun for more than a few minutes. The UV rays can cause sun damage and the breakdown of the skin that won't be visible for years. It's just smart to protect yourself.
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    May 10, 2011 6:11 PM GMT
    I tan fairly easily near 45┬░ latitude, on land. Light sunscreen is all that's needed. I used to get darker than the indian guys I worked with, without burning.
    However out on the water, or below about 35┬░latitude it's lobster city. Bring on the Chernobyl-grade SPF.
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    May 10, 2011 6:33 PM GMT
    i can tan and i can also burn depending on circumstances so usually i turn bonzeish-red, my parents are extreme opposites on the skin color spectrum so i tend to look like I'm a mixed euro or something.
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    May 10, 2011 6:51 PM GMT
    I tan HELLA easy. I usually put sunscreen on only for protection from UV rays and what not, I don't burn thoughicon_biggrin.gif
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    May 10, 2011 6:59 PM GMT
    I turn pretty bronze-red, but my skin takes a long time to really tan...I mean like, it would take at least 4-5 days of tanning to get the color.

    Also, I use the tanning lotions with reasonable SPF usually.
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    May 10, 2011 7:01 PM GMT
    I'm a skin type II, so I burn easily and it takes a long time, but I can still manage a golden tan. I never expose myself to the sun between 10am and 4pm in the summer otherwise I'll burn in 15 mins, but outside those hours I practically never burn (out here you can tan until 8pm in the summer).
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    May 10, 2011 8:00 PM GMT
    I tan easily, thanks to my Southern Mediterranean blood.

    I do, however, need to apply an SPF 15 or so if I haven't seen the sun in a while. After a few days of getting a base, I can pretty much go out in the sun without any SPF.

    I always put SPF 15 on my face every day though.
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    May 10, 2011 8:01 PM GMT
    Not very.
    It's hard to tan when you're unwilling.

    I wear sunscreen outdoors and usually have sunglasses and a hat on as well.

  • May 10, 2011 8:29 PM GMT
    I always wear sunscreen a broad spectrum UVA/UVB, at least SPF 30... I am Latino so i naturally have a very dark olive complexion, and just a little sun even with sunscreen turns me dark brown... But everyday I put on spray sunscreen and touch it up with BareMinerals translucent sunscreen, I love that stuff... Just don't wear white with it
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    May 10, 2011 8:33 PM GMT
    luvitohateit saidI turn pretty bronze-red, but my skin takes a long time to really tan...I mean like, it would take at least 4-5 days of tanning to get the color.

    Also, I use the tanning lotions with reasonable SPF usually.


    This! ... It happens to me too. I guess its because sun here in Cali is different from the sun down in Panama. I mean, is the same sun but I dunno. Down there I tan easily. but here?, ...... icon_rolleyes.gif
    anyways .... yea .... like my Britney luver friend said ... our skin takes more time to tan ! icon_smile.gif