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Women and Sunburn

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Nobber22, Jun 20, 2005.

  1. Nobber22

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    After a lovely weekend sunny weather, half the women in our office came in this morning burned to a crisp. When I sympathised with their obvious discomfort and asked if they had used sunscreen, they all said:

    "Oh no, never bother with suncream! I never burn."
    "It will turn brown in a day or two."
    Etc. :rolleyes:

    When I started to explain about skin cancer, they all just laughed. :mad:

    "It won't happen to me, I've got dark skin that tans easily"
    (Yes, Love. I can see by the lovely shade of lobster you are right now! :rotfl: )

    So I went on the offensive:

    "Do you know that over-exposure to the sun will damage you skin and lead to more wrinkles. You'll look years older than you really are in no time!" :lesson:


    After lunch, three of them came back from Boots with some new sunscreen!

    Women! :rotfl: :hiya: :rotfl:
     
  2. mjn

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    Thats it with women....sod telling them about medical issues, just tell them they will lose what looks they have!
     
  3. FruitBat

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    I think the same technique is being used to discourage women from smoking.
     
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    Having spent 2 weeks in hospital with a severe skin infection on my face as a result of sunburn about 5 years ago, tell any of the women concerned to contact me if they'd like a full description of how i could barely turn my head, how my pillow was soaking wet every morning with my skin 'oozing' all night and how the skin specialist i was referred to by my doctor as an emergency case said i was probably only hours away from my skin completely losing it's water- and temperature-resistant abilities. :lesson:

    I wouldn't wish the experience on anyone :thumbsdow
     
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    OMG that must of been hell! I have had very bad sunburn when i was on holiday in spain and didnt use sunscreen and i was in pain for days reunied it lol.
     
  6. tom_painter85

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    Just had this emailed to me... :eek:
     

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    OMG that is scary!!!
     
  8. Squiffy

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    Thats your girlfriend that is....
     
  9. richjthorpe

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    That's just wrong.
     
  10. tom_painter85

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    Oy! she's not that ugly!

    :(
     
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    Wrong thread then :D
     
  12. mjn

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    That picture cannot be right!!
     
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    my mate gotr e-mailed that picture yesterday - I can't bring myself to enlarge the image again...it's horrendous!
     
  14. mjn

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    I wonder how old she is......kinda reminds me of that old tart in "There's Something about Mary"
     
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    OMG That picture isn't real is it? i really feel ill now :eek:
     
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    she may have been really fat and her skin doesnt fit, you know like an old jacket.
     
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    now, wheres that iron...!
     
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    Myself and Diane got pretty sunburnt when we went to Arthur's seat in Edinburgh. Because i was taking photos my arms really copped for it and my face was red as a berry by the time i got back down. Arms are peeling now:rolleyes:

    Normally pretty carful with the sun, but you dont expect to get sunburnt in scotland:laugh:
     
  19. Peridot

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    But do we know the long term effects of slapping huge amounts of sunscreen on? Have a look at the 'ingredients' list on any bottle of the stuff - it's scary.

    In terms of the increase in skin cancer I wonder where the balance lies between excessive exposure to sun, and excessive use of sunscreen?

    Sunshine is natural. Lying out in it for hours on end at the start of the summer certainly isn't. I prefer to limit exposure with loose fitting clothes until a tan develops. The natural protection of a tan is far preferable to the chemical cocktail of sunscreen.
     
  20. Mep

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    a tan protects against burning but not against UV
     
  21. dennis

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    ive got a sofa just like that,only its in better condition. :eek: :eek:
     
  22. shodan

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    I got very badly burned when out on a boat in the Red Sea one year. The dehydration and heat exhaustion that went with it wasn't very nice either! It was so bad that I remember my father asking about hospitals for me. I didn't lay out in it for hours, I was just out in it but as I am so VERY fair skinned I just suddenly went from being pale to hideously burnt! The things I remember about it being most painful was sitting, standing (laying down was out of the question), moving, staying stationary and breathing! Just about everything!

    So when I'm talking to women who love a "tan" I ask them why they like being in the sun until their skin burns? I tell them that seeing people walking around with burnt skin isn't very attractive...

    Question I have though, who is more likely to develop skin cancer? Me or my Father? My father and I look very similar except we are like a negative. Where I am blonde and have very fair skin, he has black hair and an olive complexion. I don't spend much time in the sun as I burn stupidly quickly (and never go brown) yet my Dad can spend all day out in it as he just gets darker and darker. So whose in most danger? Me who burns so I avoid it, or me Pops who doesn't burn?
     
  23. phillfyspoon

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    I would say you because people who tan easy have natrual protection a tan is the skins way of protecting the skin.
     
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    Tan if melomin????? Is in the body brought to the surface of the skin to protect it that what makes your skin change colour. Brown eyed people have more of it than others and tan easier.
     

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