Sun burn

@jugsjugs (13045)
July 13, 2009 7:09pm CST
Do you find that if you go to the beach you end up getting burnt worse from the sun and you get burnt quicker?
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8 responses
• United States
14 Jul 09
Hi! If you lived here in Miami, you'd know that's a fact of life. Both the sun and the sand reflect the sun and intensify the burning rays. Sunscreen is an absolute MUST for safety! I thought it was pretty bleak in the UK. Are beaches hot and humid areas, as they are in the US?
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@jugsjugs (13045)
14 Jul 09
I was on the beach here for only half an hour and the sun cream did not help at all.I would love to go to Miami,as for the sun well i am staying in so no more sore skin,lol.
• United States
14 Jul 09
Growing up going to the beach every day after school taught us a lot here!
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@dik_an (475)
• Malaysia
15 Jul 09
Hello jugsjugs! I'm very lucky because I have mud skin. I'm asian and most of the time, the weather is sunny day. But yes I will get burnt after go to the beach all day long. It is not a big deal for me because somebody like me will not injured our skin. My tips is, do not forget to put the sun cream before you take a nap in the beach :D
• United States
14 Jul 09
Hi Jugs......I am a very fair skinned person and have never been able to have the nice tan that most people experience in the summer as after being in the sun for 30 minutes I get burned. Regardless of how much or what kind of sun block I use I have never been able to stay in the sun very long without suffering the consequences. I remember my senior year of high school we had a senior picnic and I ended up in the hospital with sun poisioning and still have scars to prove it. Talk about being sick..it was awful and the bad part is I almost missed graduation ceremonies. I stay out of the sun now and don't worry about the nice tan and going to the beach. To me it just isn't worth it. flutterby
@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
14 Jul 09
I think the main reason I get burnt more at the beach, is because I stay outside longer. At home I won't usually swim around noon, but at the beach I'll get there in the morning and then stay until 2pm or so. But the time I leave I will be burnt. I always wear sunscreen, but I still always burn. Yet I volunteer very close to the beach and don't generally get burned. It's just that I will only stay in direct sunlight at the worst time of the day when I'm at the beach. So needless to say, I haven't gone to the beach in a long time since I don't enjoy being burned.
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@jacksbg7 (59)
• United States
14 Jul 09
I think that this is very true. I used to be very lighted skinned when I was younger ( around 5 or 6 and younger ). Around that time my family used to go on a lot of cruises and vacations so we were ALWAYS at the beach, so then I started to get a lot darker. Now I wish I hadn't done that, but hey what can you do about it?
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@bricked (151)
• United States
14 Jul 09
I don't go to the beach often but i do go fishing. My luck I usually get burn quick. I never realize it especially sitting in the boat having fun. I guess the key is to use sunblock and use it often after sweat. I sometime don't even realize that i have sun burn until it is already to late
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@uicbear (1903)
• United States
14 Jul 09
Well, the water does attract the sun. that and the fact that you are usually completely exposed to the sun (meaning there's very little or no shade, unless you bring your own umbrella), and at the beach you usually have minimal clothing on. So generally speaking, lots of sun, very little protection, equals lots of sunburn. The best thing you can do is use a high level sunscreen and keep reapplying it often, especially if you are sweating alot or go in the water. Once won't do it.
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@underdogtoo (9599)
• Philippines
14 Jul 09
I have not been to the beach lately and i would not know about getting sunburned. I did go to the beach often when I was younger because we lived close to the beach and could just jump into the water without even thinking about it. After having been burned many times, I got the bright idea of wearing a t-shirt into the water.
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