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post #16 of 28
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Originally Posted by kapay
Wow I'm sure reading all that has just made some people feel hopeless.
Yeah, now I'm never gonna be able to live forever!
post #17 of 28
Speak for yourself.
post #18 of 28
I don't like that concept of tanning. Some people just don't look appealing with tan skin.
post #19 of 28
Some people just don't look attractive with malignant melanoma.
post #20 of 28
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Originally Posted by mensimageconsultant.com
Sunscreen with UVA and UVB protection of SPF 30+ is needed. Some of the better products are only available at dermatology offices. But products have improved over the years, lest anyone soured on sunscreen a while ago.

Also, any sunscreen product can sour, lose its effectiveness. Anything older than a year should be discarded.

There are 6 skin types (pigment types, really). Damage will damage faster, or show damage faster, on some more than others, but all should be using basically the same sunscreen. Only a few details, like allergies and whether one will be swimming or not, create needs for different types of sunscreen.

By the way, tanning beds are not safe.

I notice there's no applicable category for Asian skintones.

Some cultures still hold that predilection towards lighter skintones. The Western, and particularly American (though some Japanese girls take this to a horrendous extreme) preference for tans can be puzzling. Here in Taiwan, in lieu of tanning salons there are "mei bai" or beautiful whitening clinics.
post #21 of 28
There is an Asian inclination for rather darkly tanned people to have their hair dyed in these atrociously coordinated dark blonde/orange colors.

It makes the skin look very sallow.
post #22 of 28
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Originally Posted by Aus_MD
Is your friend a plagiarist as well as a dermatologist?
Aus

Neither, sir! However, thank you for your peer review.

Although I used the original correspondent's quotation marks, my cut and paste somehow eliminated his second citation. Look closely, doctor, and you will see the first citation my friend provided.

The remarks are in a private communication. The author used quotation marks and citations. I expect he never thought I would later reprint part of his letter to me. It's a remarkable thing (in my opinion) that he was thorough enough to use quotation marks and provide citations at all.

Although I retained the quotation marks, it's a simple error that the second citation wasn't included by me. Relax, and please enjoy your lovely autumn sun! Does my error warrant your nasty conjecture about my friend?

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post #23 of 28
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
There is an Asian inclination for rather darkly tanned people to have their hair dyed in these atrociously coordinated dark blonde/orange colors.

It makes the skin look very sallow.
Aside from the ganguro subculture, deep tans with bleached hair is hardly an Asian thing.
post #24 of 28
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Originally Posted by Arethusa
Aside from the ganguro subculture, deep tans with bleached hair is hardly an Asian thing.
Yes, but it looks especially unattractive with the Asian pigmentation.
post #25 of 28
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Originally Posted by Full Canvas
Does my error warrant your nasty conjecture about my friend?


Forgive me then. I thought it quite implausible that your dermatologist friend might have chosen this page on a lay forum to quote both his references from. It is more customary, in the field of medicince, to use more reliable sources. Thank you for you kind admonitions.

Aus
post #26 of 28
Thread Starter 
A major theme of the book is spreading the Australian campaign to the United States. Sunscreen is only a small part of what's written. The book, written by clothing retailers, does not mention the high cost, aesthetics, and other details that are slowing the spread of sun protective clothing, but it does mention that sun protection can be added via the wash.

Not in the book is discussion of the sun's effect on mood. However, to boost the mood with light doesn't require exposure that would damage the skin.

Sunscreen will impede the development of freckles. And also moles.
post #27 of 28
Ganguro girls are sexy, but only in anime.

post #28 of 28
Thread Starter 
For the record, are there objections here to sun protective clothing based on fit and fabrics?
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