Do sunburns turn into tans?


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WS togermano

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

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ozgeek

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.

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boomn

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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OPaul

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

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Dessimat0r

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.

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insanekiwi

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.

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Rek

Nope it peeels off :p

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WS togermano

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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Max
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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OPaul
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.

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enriq760

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

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.will
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

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nanackle

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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Rockett15

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

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kjordan2001
: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:

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SabaTime

with my skin, if I get a little sunburn I get a nice tan. So I guess it depends on your skin.

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Chicane-UK

I usually seem to tan after getting burned.. but getting sunburned is not a very good way of getting a tan..

There are all sorts of long term implications of damaging your skin in this way.. best building your tan up slowly!!

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aem4162
:no: any kind of burning via UV Radiation is bad bad bad!! I shall continue to stay pale and healthy :)

pale, pasty white skin RULES! ;)

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darkcrad

hmmm tanning is bad bad.

trends are crazy.

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username

Depends on your skin type and previous exposure to the sun among other things... also the severity of the "burn"

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goheels681

What does it mean if you have small (1/2 cm, max) spots where you're tanned that are really pale?

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rstroud

Some people don't have pigment in parts of their skin, thus the white spots. I knew a girl in grade school and high shcool that had that problem, although it was much more pronounced. I'm naturally dark skinned (although, I can't figure out why) and I can tan just by being outside all day. I don't go to a tanning bed, but when I do go outside, it's just natural.

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kennyout

I have to "sunburn" in order to tan....and it takes multiple times...and i have to be in the sun for 2-3 hours at a time...

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xplatinum

Yes, sunburn turn into a tan but you lose it very very fast because your skin peels off. Make sure you put cream ;)

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Boffa Jones

sometimes i need to burn to tan

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