Nancy Hillner wrote:
My WORST sunburn story - I fell asleep under a sunlamp
for about an hour one evening. I woke up, said uh oh
, and slathered moisturizer on and fell asleep, hoping it wouldn't be too bad.
It was bad!
When I woke up, the hairs on my face were killing me because they were touching the pillow.
My face literally looked like the alien in Close Encounters of the Third Kind!
But that wasn't the worst: I had literally grown a third boob
in the center of my chest, a blister!
It was really awful at the time, it hurt like hell, but I can laugh about it now.
! That is awful
! I'm sending you retroactive ice packs and aloe vera, my love.
And no! No sunlamps, you guys! Bad! Bad dog! I know y'all know this now, but I'll still say it, because it is so important: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A SAFE, HEALTHY TAN. Discolouration of the skin is a sign of damage to the epidermis. Exposure to the sun is good for us (lotsa vitamin D, ya know), but if you're getting any kind of pinkness or colour, you need to cover up. And melanin in your skin does not prevent you from burning, either, you hear? People with darker skin may not tan as obviously as paler folks, but they get cancer just the same as anybody else. Slap some sunscreen on it, beautiful girls![/end motherly public service broadcast]
Personally, with my pallid, English skin, I can't be in the sun for more than ten minutes without burning. Curses! The sun, it hurts ussssss.