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Old 06-29-2014, 10:40 AM
 
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There is the phrase "black don't crack" for a reason, but it doesn't mean that darker-skinned people can't benefit from staying out of the sun and protecting their skin.
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Old 06-29-2014, 10:51 AM
 
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There is the phrase "black don't crack" for a reason, but it doesn't mean that darker-skinned people can't benefit from staying out of the sun and protecting their skin.
Sorry, You can't keep me off the beach, I moved to this area just so I could access the various beaches within a very short ride. I always use sun protection and I use a beach shelter. Plus I suffer from Vit d deficiency, so I need all the sun I can get. Any excuse is alright with me. My time, my time.
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Old 06-29-2014, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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I'm in my 50's haven't wrinkeled yet from the fluctuating skin tones due to the sun. I encounter many people of your culture and they don't seem to have an issue, my neighbors are indian, the store owners up the street are Indian, Asian, all lovely brown or yellow skin people of various ages without wrinkling skin from this how Florida sun.
Thanks for the advice. I don't openly tan, but do spend time outdoors going on hiking trips. Too much Sun + Heat makes me very uncomfortable even if I use sunscreen, which is why I usually hike in very dense forested areas with lots of shade. My arms didn't tan up gradually, but rather rapidly. Two weeks ago, they were still quite pale, and the sudden darkening is another factor that I was worried about. It was odd, considering that I by nature try to avoid exposing myself to direct sun for extended periods.
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Old 06-29-2014, 11:03 AM
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Back in my surfing days my skin had different tan tones, sometimes in cool shapes.

After time out of the water and sun these faded, now I just have one tone. I hear people say they get dry skin that gets darker in tone, I haven't experienced it.
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Old 06-29-2014, 11:15 AM
 
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Thanks for the advice. I don't openly tan, but do spend time outdoors going on hiking trips. Too much Sun + Heat makes me very uncomfortable even if I use sunscreen, which is why I usually hike in very dense forested areas with lots of shade. My arms didn't tan up gradually, but rather rapidly. Two weeks ago, they were still quite pale, and the sudden darkening is another factor that I was worried about. It was odd, considering that I by nature try to avoid exposing myself to direct sun for extended periods.
Till a number of injuries, I used to hike with various hiking camping groups, on group is pictured in my profile album. I so miss hiking. But even in summers, you can wear long sleeves, some recommend it and especially to avoid mosquitos, but it's also as good for avoiding over sun exposure. I don't purposely try to get more color, I just love outdoor activities and they happen to involve the sun by default.

I'll see if I can pull up one of my hiking old pics I probably won't be in since I was holding the camera.
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Old 06-29-2014, 11:32 AM
 
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Till a number of injuries, I used to hike with various hiking camping groups, on group is pictured in my profile album. I so miss hiking. But even in summers, you can wear long sleeves, some recommend it and especially to avoid mosquitos, but it's also as good for avoiding over sun exposure. I don't purposely try to get more color, I just love outdoor activities and they happen to involve the sun by default.

I'll see if I can pull up one of my hiking old pics I probably won't be in since I was holding the camera.
I once encountered a 17.5 ft long python while hiking in the western ghats of Kerala and just froze solid . Thankfully, we were escorted by a forest guide who dealt with this majestic reptilian (hiking alone has led to deaths). Now, that's a skin tone which would freak me out .

I have had my fair share of encounters with small water snakes (around 4 ft) as a child in India, and got bitten once .

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Old 06-29-2014, 11:47 AM
 
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I once encountered a 17.5 ft long python while hiking in the western ghats of Kerala and just froze solid . Thankfully, we were escorted by a forest guide who dealt with this majestic reptilian (hiking alone has led to deaths). Now, that's a skin tone which would freak me out .

I have had my fair share of encounters with small water snakes (around 4 ft) as a child in India, and got bitten once .

I would be anywhere near a place that it would be possible to have such an encounter during a hiking trip. I plan my hiking trips around my fears. LOL
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Old 06-29-2014, 11:54 AM
 
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I would be anywhere near a place that it would be possible to have such an encounter during a hiking trip. I plan my hiking trips around my fears. LOL
Seeing a large wild reptilian is actually kind of fun , when assisted by an armed guide.

Is there a place with boat tours in Florida where the guide shows wild gators in action .
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Old 06-29-2014, 12:14 PM
 
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Seeing a large wild reptilian is actually kind of fun , when assisted by an armed guide.

Is there a place with boat tours in Florida where the guide shows wild gators in action .
For sure, they love giving such tours. I haven't been on one, with my luck, I'd end up in the water.

The are especially popular in the everglades, Florida Airboat Rides at Gator Park - Everglades Airboat Tours, Everglades National Park Florida Tours, Miami Everglades Tours, Everglades Airboat Rides, Florida Everglades Airboat Tours

Gators are everywhere in Florida and if you have a body of water such as a lake near your home, you may be luck enough to find them in your pool



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pk2KPaX0txY

But you will find gator tours in most every city of florida.
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Old 06-29-2014, 02:10 PM
 
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For sure, they love giving such tours. I haven't been on one, with my luck, I'd end up in the water.

The are especially popular in the everglades, Florida Airboat Rides at Gator Park - Everglades Airboat Tours, Everglades National Park Florida Tours, Miami Everglades Tours, Everglades Airboat Rides, Florida Everglades Airboat Tours

Gators are everywhere in Florida and if you have a body of water such as a lake near your home, you may be luck enough to find them in your pool



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pk2KPaX0txY

But you will find gator tours in most every city of florida.
Thanks, looks like fun. I have been on an early morning dolphin tour in Goa, India before. No photography within 250 metres of the coast, because the beach back there allows nudity till 9:00 AM .


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