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Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by PHSTennis, Jun 19, 2004.

  1. PHSTennis

    PHSTennis Semi-Pro

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    Hi, I'm fairly light skinned... although after this year of intensive tennis... high school matches, practices, and pro instuction... I've been outside for a long time and my skin is really dark, how can I lighten it? Is it pernament... so next year I ll be darker? What can I do to get lighter? Stay out of the sun? I'm working now, probably having pro instuctions for 2 days... Thanks.. My tan has no UV protection... I get sun burned a lot... but only skin peeling...
     
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  2. perfmode

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    Start wearing sp45 and don't stop.
     
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  3. PHSTennis

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    I do use spf 45 coppertone sometimes... that actually makes me darker... I want lighter skin... just a tad... not much... just a little... will staying out of the sun for a while work? thanks
     
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  4. perfmode

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    don't use coppertone. that aids in tanning you want sunblock, not sun tan lotion.
     
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  5. Ronaldo

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    Try Ambi, dude. And start covering more of your skin
     
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  6. PHSTennis

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    Skin Discoloration Fade Cream that sounds like what I need, If I wear sun block everytime I go out it would stop my tan right? my normal skin color had just dramatically changed I can tell I hope this works and that you a lot Rolando! Perfmode, I dont use sun tan lotion I use coppertone sports sun block, thanks.
     
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  7. kevhen

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    I used the Banana Boat greaseless odorless stuff when playing tennis. It's only like $6 and comes in spf 15 or 30. Put lots of it on and you will stay light-skinned. Your skin will lighten back up over the winter. Don't let your skin burn and peel! Wear a hat and/or better sunscreen.
     
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  8. AndyC

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    that's just plain wrong.. coppertone with SPF 45 will protect u as long and as well as any other product with an SPF of 45. the degree u tan depends on the amount of UVA and UVB that hits your skin.. if u want to tan more in the sun then use a product with a lower SPF.
     
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  9. PHSTennis

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    So, higher spf will protect me from tanning? I didnt know I just thought it would protect from sun burn, I play year round... Winter in Southern California is like summer in Iowa... ;) I think...
     
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  10. AndyC

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    basically yes.. let's say the average person burns in 1 hour.. spf of 2 would mean the average person could stay out on average twice as long before they burn.. spf of 45 means u can stay out 45x as long before u burn.

    u'll still tan with an spf of 45.. u just take that much longer to tan..
     
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  11. PHSTennis

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    I wont be outside for 45 hours, I use SPF 48... Just sometimes though, cool, thanks guys I ll be sure to use tons of sun block when I go outside everytime now, by the way can I just use SPF 15? 15 hours is a lot.. I think SPF 15 is much cheaper too...
     
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  12. AndyC

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    well that's a personal choice.. what u have to bear in mind is SPF 15 will protect your skin an everage of 15x longer before u start to burn. however u have to understand that any prolonged exposure to sun results in some damage to skin (regardless of whether u burn or not).

    so the higher the spf factor u use the less damage u cause to your skin. (and btw tanning is a response of skin to being damaged from sunlight).
     
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  13. iradical18

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    wats wrong with bein dark haha
     
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  14. PHSTennis

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    Well 1) I have a tan lines... and 2) Have a girlfriend thats super light and your super dark... well im getting dark as it is... but it gets darker! I just want it to back down a little... probably get skin cancer when I grow up.. darnit
     
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  15. tennisandmotocross

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    JUST DO LIKE MICHEAL JACKSON AND GET YOUR SKIN LIGHTENED. NO JUST KIDDING. JUST WEAR SUNBLOCK, A HAT, LONG-SLEEVES (IF YOU CAN), AND MINIMIZE YOUR EXPOSURE TO THE SUN. AND NOTHING IS WRONG WITH HAVING A TAN AS LONG AS YOU ARE NOT BURNT :oops: CONSTANTLY OR PUTTING YOURSELF AT RISK FOR SKIN CANCER.
     
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  16. PHSTennis

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    Its not a normal tan... need to be a few shades lighter... my skill has burn areas and stuff... i want it to be the same color as my white feet haha ;) no, just a bit whiter... not much, just a little, I like having a tan... just not when its carried away, thanks for the inputs guys, anymore I would gladly appreciate it.
     
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