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Burnt to a crisp

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Prime Mover, Jun 9, 2003.


  1. Prime Mover

    Prime Mover

    Feb 16, 2003
    TN, USA
    I decided to go lay out by the pool yesterday morning, and to let my daughter swim.......Well....I put baby oil on, like I do every summer, to add color quick...Anywho, this time, it is bad...I am walking around like I am mentally challanged, on my tip toes, and my fingers are stiffening up due to the pain that I am in everytime I walk...I wish I had a pic of what I look like....


    *sigh*


    ouch:meh:
     
  2. Tim Cole

    Tim Cole

    Jun 12, 2002
    Findlay, Ohio
    You do know you are to use .jpg documentation of all tan lines correct?
     
  3. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    Ouch, indeed.

    I feel your pain, I took an almost two hour walk yesterday in shorts only, it was the first really warm day here and I thought I'd get some tanning done while exercising a bit. I didn't really feel the effects because of a breeze.

    I look like a lobster, and feel a bit shaky, like I have a fever...
     
  4. Because putting Sun tan cream on is too much trouble.. :rolleyes:

    Even with sun tan cream on one should only be out in the sun for 20-30 mins. *shrugs* Here anyway.

    :D:D

    Merls
     
  5. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    I've also heard you should only be in the sun for the equivalent of a half hour a day, you get all the tanning effects the skin can make use of at one go and not so much of the negative effects.
     
  6. Slip, Slap, Slop... ;)
     
  7. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Yeah - they know about skin cancer in Australia!
    :(
     
  8. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    Slip, slap, slop

    That's an Aussie thing isn't it? I guess you've run out of ozone down there...
     
  9. Gard

    Gard Commercial User

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars
    GRRRRRRRrrrrr

    :mad:

    ....young lady, were I there, I'd put you over my knee and give you a good wailing.

    :mad:

    The single WORST form of cancer is melanoma. Guess what the most common reason people get melanoma? TOO MUCH EXPOSURE TO THE SUN. I ever hear about you using baby oil in the sun again, and all hell will break loose, comprende? Get some waterproof 36SPF+ sunscreen (I prefer Bullfrog) and USE IT EVERY TIME YOU GET IN THE SUN.

    Please.
     
  10. thrash_jazz

    thrash_jazz

    Jan 11, 2002
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Artist: JAF Basses, Circle K Strings
    I have a terrible time with the sun. If I'm outside on a sunny day for more than 10 minutes, I'll get burned.

    I have to wear a sun hat all the time in the summer... :meh:
     
  11. mikemulcahy

    mikemulcahy

    Jun 13, 2000
    The Abyss


    Dr. Gard is correct. Write the prescription and I will co-sign it for you.


    Mike
     
  12. moley

    moley

    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    Actually, I'd like to know something...

    I think I recall learning at school that skin getting tanned is simply melonin (is that right?) in the skin cells - and that it's natural as a response to sunlight.

    But I've also heard that tanning is actually the skin burning?

    Dr Mike, can you shed any light?

    I wasn't aware that there was anything unhealthy about getting a tan as such - I thought the danger was in over exposure.
     
  13. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    The problem is the ultra-violet radiation, any time it hits your skin it hurts cells and can start mutations (=cancer). The reddening of the skin is really a warning that your cells are taking a beating. The tan is the bodies attempt to protect the cells from the radiation.

    (Or so I'm told).
     
  14. odie

    odie Supporting Member

    Put some hydrocortisone (sp??) on. Might help.
     
  15. thrash_jazz

    thrash_jazz

    Jan 11, 2002
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Artist: JAF Basses, Circle K Strings
    Don't put it on your face, especially near your eyes. They do make a special 1% mix for your face.

    AFAIK hydrocortisone isn't for sunburns, but for other skin conditions.
     
  16. wow, makes me appreciate the fact that i don't burn unless i am in the sun for 12 or so hours.
     
  17. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Nobody's 'exempt' from skin cancer, though! :(
     
  18. I just learned to never go out in the sun longer than 10 minutes until fall. :oops:
     
  19. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Make a bathtub full of tea and soak in it. The tannins from the tea will help get rid of the 'sting' of the sunburn.
     
  20. Jon Burnet

    Jon Burnet

    Jan 21, 2001
    Memphis, TN
    samething with white vinegar