Doh. Farmer's tan

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    Oct 18, 2011 3:24 AM GMT
    I went for a hike, and grossly underestimated the intensity of the sun at altitude. Now I have the worst farmer's tan (well, more like a mild farmer's burn) from where my t-shirt stopped on my arms down to my hands.

    Any advice on how to do some damage control?

    [Edit: Thanks DudeInNOVA, I meant the tan itself, not the burn. It's pretty mild.]
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    Oct 18, 2011 3:27 AM GMT
    Don't wear a shirt when you're outdoors. The farmer's tan will eventually go away. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 18, 2011 3:28 AM GMT
    Huh? I don't understand the question.

    If you are asking about how to treat the burn, aloe is probably your best bet. Find some without alcohol. You might need to go to a health food store.

    If you are asking how to get rid of the farmer's tan, I'm not sure what you can really do.

    1. Lighten it, Michael Jackson style. (Please don't do that.)
    2. Let it fade.
    3. Get a tan all over to even it out.
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    Oct 18, 2011 3:41 AM GMT
    It will fade and even out over time.


    It could have been worse.
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    Oct 18, 2011 3:51 AM GMT
    Me, late this summer:


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    It happens T__T
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    Oct 18, 2011 4:12 AM GMT
    If it's a burn, stay out of the sun and wear sunscreen next time. If you want to even out the tan, I say go to a tanning salon.
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    Oct 18, 2011 4:21 AM GMT
    i say you do the same hike without a shirt. arms are exposed a lot more to the sun so the rest of your upper body will tan quicker and it will look even...yes i've had practice lol

    im not the most responsible sun-bather out there icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 18, 2011 7:47 AM GMT
    You could just get some more sun and it will come out fine but I guess the responsible thing to say is use sunscreen icon_razz.gif
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    Oct 18, 2011 3:35 PM GMT
    Get with the times. Get an eco farmer's tan.
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    Oct 18, 2011 3:38 PM GMT
    eagermuscle saidGet with the times. Get an eco farmer's tan.
    Such sound advice.

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    Oct 18, 2011 3:44 PM GMT
    Better advice: Sun Screen, don't tan, don't get skin cancer. Hooray!