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I Sunburn Really Easily

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    That's Me.

    i'm very fair skinned with blue/green eyes and light blond hair. no matter what spf i put on, no matter how frequently it is applied, i will still burn. guaranteed. the question is only how bad will it be. a really irritating area is my scalp. i try to put sunscreen on the...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter 26-30, F Nov 21, 2007

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    Worst Sunburn

    So last summer I went to Costa Rica and we spent a whole day on the beach. Well knowing that I have fair skin I put spf 100 on and I reapplied every hour. When I got back to the hotel I realized that I looked like a lobster and my entire back and shoulders hurt so bad. I did not...
    csrb824 csrb824 18-21, F Jun 2, 2012

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    In Five Minutes...you Can Call Me a Lobster.

    Ever since I was little I have always gotten a sunburn. And it never turns into a tan. It doesnt take long for it to happen. I can be outside for 5 minutes. And the moment i go inside and look into the mirror. I look like a lobster! I've tried tanning beds. But they just make me...
    missashshalee missashshalee 18-21, F May 4, 2008

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    Red As The Devil

    I'll never forget when I was fourteen or fifteen. I convinced my mom and step-dad to let me and my lunk-headed head-banger friend go camping on our own at Alberta Beach for 3 nights.  The first thing I did after we got camp set up was go down to the beach to get a tan.  I was...
    UnderEli UnderEli 41-45, M Jul 18, 2012

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    I Got My Face Sunburned Today

    I was outside for a total of less than 2 hours. 1:30+ of in a bus. It was overcast and cold. it snowed the other day but most of the snow is gone, it was like a november day today but a warm one. and I get home and look in the mirror and my face is burned
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F Apr 6, 2008

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    Sunburn...

    I get sunburn very easily. My skin is rather light, and I need sunscreen with a very high SPF (either 90 or 100, I can't remember.) I remember last summer that I was actually attempting to tan my skin, and of course that didn't work out. I ended up with a painful sunburn for a...
    animallover110293 animallover110293 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 18, 2013

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    I'm So Pale

    I hate it, I NEVER tan, EVER - I am getting used to it and I know that theres a lot of pros from avoiding the sun but I hate that I get burnt so easily. I always burn on my nose, it's well embarressing, I look like rudolph ha ha.... this year I MUST remember to use sunscreen!!
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 8 Responses Jan 31, 2008

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    As a Child..

    As a child i was always burnt badly every year- my parents didn't take any precautions, i would end uo with bad blisters and it used to really freak me out, but the worst time was when i was fifteeen, and i fell asleep in what was shade,but turned into blazing sunshine as the day...
    roc roc 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2007

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    A Nice Crisp Feeling.....

    Tan?!?!?!?  Don't think I've had a real tan in my whole life!  Burn - you bet, more times that I can count.  What can I say???  I have fair skin so I burn easy.
    Oopskitty Oopskitty 50, F Feb 4, 2008

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    Crispy Critter

    When I was a child there was an outing with a local group. We went to a water park, and we packed the highest SPF we could, and we applied it all over my exposed skin. Upon arriving home, I had send or third degree burns (I lost multiple layers of skin), I was...
    silvermoon silvermoon 31-35 Oct 26, 2007

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    SPF 60+

    Even when I have SPF 60+ I still sunburn. It makes me really sad that I can't be out in the sun
    Trixies Trixies 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 24, 2007

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    You Get What You Get

    Yeah, I sunburn in SCOTLAND. But hey, I'm a redhead with freckles, it's what you get really. But, I went to Spain a few months ago, and was the only one not to burn!!! A first!!!
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F Oct 14, 2007

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    Like a Lobster

    I don't tan - I just turn red like a lobster.  Will use sunblock when I'm going to be out in the sun for long periods, but always seem to miss a spot.
    jasonk jasonk 41-45 May 24, 2008

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    Ouch

    I sunburn really easily. My neck, back and knees especially. My arms usually tan, and the rest of me, likes to turn red as a beet and peel. My face is always red pretty much with being outside alone in the summer time. If I don't use suntan lotion, I will be in enough pain to...
    Sweetheartxoxo Sweetheartxoxo 26-30, F May 27, 2008

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    Ouch

    My skin can't take the sun these days, it was never that great at it before, it's only gotten worse. Every year it's hotter and brighter out. Uuuuuhhh. I get so tied of slapping on sunscreen. Spring and Fall are sooooo much better than summer mostly because I can walk in the...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F Nov 28, 2007

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    Fair Complected

    As the only redhead in our family it sucks every one of my brothers and sisters are dark except me.
    redheadsrule redheadsrule 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 29, 2007

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    Spring Break In Florida 2010.

    My family and I went to Madera Beach for vacation in April of 2010. The first day we all had went the beach, we were only there for about an hour. I was the only person to put on sun screen, as I am the only fair skinned person in my family.. :( It sucks. After the beach, we went...
    mizzgreeneyedladyy mizzgreeneyedladyy 18-21, F Jan 3, 2012

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    SPF 60+

    Even when I have SPF 60+ I still sunburn. It makes me really sad that I can't be out in the sun
    Trixies Trixies 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 24, 2007

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    The Joys of Heins 57

    I'm partially white and partially of ethnic decent (colored folk) and I get the best of both worlds. I can get super dark and still burn like a lobster. I've had the pleasure of several sun burns in my life and I recommend to everyone to avoid them as much as possible because the...
    Neur0ticism Neur0ticism 18-21, F May 24, 2008

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    Im Very Fairskinned

    i burn easy, i go really red then it peels then i tan thankfully most summers i have really great tan.shame we dont get much of a summer here
    Donalh Donalh 22-25, M Sep 20, 2008

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    Weird Sunburn

    So i just went to the beach with a friend and i got sunburned really badly...and it odd shapes and patterns. So this whole weekend i was wearing a rash guard so my stomach was completely covered but i still got badly burnt...on only half of my stomach......then i got burnt on my...
    awesomesauce5 awesomesauce5 41-45, F May 28, 2012

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    I am so pale. I lay out in the sun

    for like 3 hours and I just get red then go back to being pale. I don't get it, the ret of my family is so tan and then I'm all like ghosty ghost. I cant wear sunscreen either because I burn 10x worst with it. I am just destined to be forever pale........
    TealMarie TealMarie 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    Hi

    I found the only thing that works is 100 spf lotion. the sprays just don't work.
    Jackk45 Jackk45 46-50, M 1 Response May 31, 2013

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    Nose Sunburn Help

    i got a horrible sun burn on my nose 5 years ago and now every single time i go out in the sun without any protection even if the sun isn't strong that day and there is no possible way any human could get sunburn, my nose manages to get sunburned. i wish there was an answer for...
    snowatmaweapon snowatmaweapon 26-30, M Feb 28, 2013

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    Well i could easily spent any day in bed with him <3
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