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Do sunburns turn into tans?


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#1 WS togermano

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Posted 30 May 2004 - 18:05

Do sunburns turn into tans? like if i got a sunburn and never went outside until the sunburn was gone. would the sunburn be a tan once the redness goes away


#2 ozgeek

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Posted 30 May 2004 - 18:10

Why don't you try it? :s

For me, I had sunburn like a thousand times but my skin did not tan, simply becuse I am fairly-skinned.

#3 boomn

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Posted 30 May 2004 - 18:15

Depending on your skin, yes. However it wont last as long as a normal tan and will peel off pretty soon

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Posted 30 May 2004 - 18:15

If it's a sunburn wouldn't the skin come off? Hence, no tan.

#5 Dessimat0r

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Posted 30 May 2004 - 18:17

I can assure you that you skin will get a lot of UV damage, When you are older, the sunburnt areas really will look a different colour to your unburned skin.

#6 insanekiwi

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Posted 30 May 2004 - 18:18

not really, firstits red. then slight brown/tan. the skin peels off i nthe end tho, and remember, too much sun(burns) can cause cancer.

#7 Rek™

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Posted 30 May 2004 - 18:21

Nope it peeels off :p

#8 OP WS togermano

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Posted 30 May 2004 - 18:23

okay what happens if somehow it never peals off and it is also true that it causes ur skin to be wrinkly when older

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Posted 30 May 2004 - 18:26

it is also true that it causes ur skin to be wrinkly when older

Yes, if you have too much of it.

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Posted 30 May 2004 - 18:43

okay what happens if somehow it never peals off and it is also true that it causes ur skin to be wrinkly when older

It's still died skin and died skin comes off the body one way or another.

#11 enriq760

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Posted 30 May 2004 - 18:45

depends on your skin color.. if your really white it wont.. well i think.. :whistle: :ninja:

#12 .will

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Posted 30 May 2004 - 19:04

I can assure you that you skin will get a lot of UV damage, When you are older, the sunburnt areas really will look a different colour to your unburned skin.

yeah i saw this program, body hits on techtv. they had one on uv light. these two girls went 'tanning' every day. later they looked at them under a special uv light, and it turns out that when they are older, their skin will look about 10 years older than their actual age

#13 nanackle

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Posted 30 May 2004 - 19:12

I am in the medical field and can give you my professional opinion. UV from the sun causes damage to your skin, thus you get a sunburn.

Your skin reacts to UV damage by trying to protect itself. Melanocytes in your skin produce a pigment which colors your skin in an effort to block or reflect some of the damaging UV.

What I want you to understand is that NO, sunburns do not cause a tan... but the same UV that causes sunburns will also cause a tan.

You need to be very careful as skin cancer is so common and so easy to get. It could take years in the sun, but it could also only take days. IMO it is not worth the risk.

Use your head.

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Posted 30 May 2004 - 19:55

:no: any kind of burning via UV Radiation is bad bad bad!! I shall continue to stay pale and healthy :)

#15 kjordan2001

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Posted 30 May 2004 - 19:56

:no: any kind of burning via UV Radiation is bad bad bad!! I shall continue to stay pale and healthy :)

Me too, I like my pale glow. :yes: