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Essential for spring and late season skiing. The sun is strong in the mountains and will peel unprotected skin from your face within a week Sad
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...or perhaps even within a day. Embarassed
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Kramer, and then be suffering for the next week or two Sad
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In L2A last week...

Factor 40 applied in the morning - stupidly not repeated in the afternoon - painful red face that night Crying or Very sad and the next morning. Lovely peeling nose this week!! Embarassed
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Did the nose blister thing as a child in Passo Tonale,never again. Cool
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got burnt to bugg**y in VT on the first very cloudy day in late April..... I now will use at least factor 30 all summer
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Unless like me, you just tan.... didnt wear sunscreen all season!
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Nadenoodlee,

You should be taking care now as you don't ant to look like those sun-wizened crones in 20 years time Smile
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Worse still, just because you don't burn, you're still at risk of skin cancer.
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Kramer, I've sometimes wondered about that. Is the probability of getting skin cancer just a function of the total number of photons you absorb (and your own characteristics) rather than anything to do with the intensity over short periods?
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laundryman, AFAIK, there are two factors at play. First is total exposure to sunlight, basically the more you have, even if you don't burn, the greater the risk. However on top of that, if you have enough exposure in any particular session that you burn (again mainly a function of total short term exposure rather than intensity per se, although a higher intensity shortens the time taken to reach that exposure), then at that point you have done extra damage above and beyond that which you would have got from that level of exposure, and which further increases your level of risk.

If you see what I mean, which I'm not even sure that I do. And I'm not a dermatologist. Very Happy
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Kramer, I seem to recall reading somewhere that Australians seem to have a very incidence of skin cancer caused by sun-exposure. When one takes into account the fact that Austriaia is mainly made up of north europeans, of fair skin, coming from mcountries where there is mostly little sunshine, the conclusion one comes to is that northern europeans lack the necessary pigmentation in their skin cells that must exist in countries where there is constant exposure to the sun. It would be interesting to see how much skin cancer is africa for example - I bet it is very low.


[ is it called melomena ?( spel ) ]
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Kramer, yep, I follow!

hibernia, I'm sure Kramer will correct me if necessary, but I think there are two main types: basal cell carcinoma which is not particularly dangerous (my mum's had some of those) and malignant melanoma, which is very nasty indeed. A couple of years ago, one of my employees and an acquaintance both died of it at age 36. Sad
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hibernia, there are three main types of skin cancer, Melanomas, BCCs (Basal cell carcinoma), and SCCs (Squamous cell carcinomas).
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JT, i'll get it all lasered and lifted or whatever! If I even make it to being old!
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Nadenoodlee, how about the BCC that could appear on your nose?
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Kramer, dont patronise me, save it for your patients Razz my choice.
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Nadenoodlee, absolutely.
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Kramer, are you a medic ?!

Nadenoodlee,
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I'll just get it lasered and lifted or whatever
Is that meant to be a humourous throwaway line, because if not, then it's just dumb.


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Why are "we" obssesed with getting a tan. Has anone here ever used a sunbed?

Pale is good.

Nadenoodlee, Dont be expecting any sympathy when your snozzle drops off Very Happy
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In the USA Melanoma is the leading cause of cancer death among women ages 25-29. Shocked
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Nickski, You must be pretty dumb if you cant work that out NehNeh
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Worst sunburn I ever had was in Obergurgl during a snowstorm! I just completely forgot to put any suncream on. Ended up with second degree burns all over my face, meaning blistering, peeling, sleepless nights, more blistering, cortisone, more peeling, more blistering and worst of all comments from friends who all knew better and couldn't believe that anyone could be so stupid rolling eyes
I learnt the lesson. Never go skiing with less that factor 20 now. Not even in a snowstorm in January.
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Nickski, yes I am, I thought that you knew that? Puzzled
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hibernia, I believe that the rate in South Africa is pretty high - but I speculate that that's only counting those of European descent. I was quite badly burned there on an overcast day a few years back. I fear that the statistics might show that many black africans don't live long enough to worry about skin cancer Crying or Very sad
(for those who actually know - note the use of speculate and might, I accept that I may be completely wrong).
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The sunscreen is slapped on the face every day, Winter or Summer, home or abroad. Factor 15 here, at least factor 30 elsewhere.
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Kramer, that was the joke. At Eosb you were initially trying to keep it quiet . . .
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I have been using Factor 30 in Berwick !
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Nadenoodlee, and you must be pretty dumb if you can't come up with a better line. A good friend of mine had bowel and (secondary) lung cancer. I've seen the effect of cancer first hand. It's horrific.
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Nickski, I think that might have been firefly, I take it as a given that most people on here know.

Sorry to hear about your friend.
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Nickski, Whilst that is awful, dont assume to know everything. I too have seen loved ones suffer and eventually succumb to cancer. My laser and lifting comment was related to sun-ageing, wrinkly ladies getting face lifts after too many years in the sun, a comment JT made about looking like a sun wizened hag or something.

Dont take things out of context and try and portray me as somebody im not
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Nadenoodlee, if it was just a flippant comment, then I don't see much point in pursuing it. I won't even pursue your patronising line about assuming to know everything
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Anyway, back to sunscreen, don't be daft people, slap it on Smile
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And make sure you use one with a good star rating as well as a high SPF.
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Middle of last year my Mum had a chunk of leg removed with a melanoma and after a lot of unpleasant medication has been just been pronounced clear. But it's taken a huge toll on her general health and vitality.

I'm sure that Kramer will agree that on top of the external triggers of exposure to radiation etc. there is also a genetic element. Some people are more at risk than others so be aware of your family history.

Slap it on.
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S is for Sunscreen and possibly school boy error,
for not having read this thread before the EoSB
just ask Snakeskin Si
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The sun melted my phone screen two weeks ago in Tignes, took a week for it to work again. I just burnt the top of my ears, but was nice to top up the van man tan.
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