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Old 04-10-2019, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by ElleTea View Post
Did you wear sunscreen in Monterey? You can still burn on a cloudy day. Also if you were near water you are more likely to burn (any reflective surface)
not true have been in the hot sun with my husband and our friends by the pool over 100 degrees in Vegas none of us have ever gotten a sunburn went back to Wi went out fishing got sunburn
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Old 04-10-2019, 08:04 PM
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Originally Posted by suzychar View Post
not true have been in the hot sun with my husband and our friends by the pool over 100 degrees in Vegas none of us have ever gotten a sunburn went back to Wi went out fishing got sunburn
If you burn here I think by the time you notice it will be too late. I am mixed heritage native/black/caucasian and I will burn if out too long with no sun screen. Normally on back of neck/upper back, backs of arms and maybe forehead. My skin naturally darkens through the season and as it gets darker it burns less or not at all.

I think there is something about more humid areas that can make you burn faster. When I was in the DC area, 90% humidity a lot of the time with 100+ degree temps in the dead of summer, you could burn to red lobster color in 15 minutes without sunscreen. Then you get to deal with a couple weeks of aloe/solarcaine/peeling dead skin... gross!
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Old Today, 04:38 AM
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I have almost never had a sunburn in the United States, too far above the equator. Even without sunscreen, I just don't burn here. It has happened twice in my life and I was out for extremely long periods of time without sunscreen, but in Mexico I've burned badly once in ONE HOUR, that was it, without sunscreen. Ruined my entire trip as a kid. The worst pain I can remember, it was worse than breaking my wrist and it's not even close. I was in the hotel for 3 days straight unable to sleep well or even move because it was all over my back. Never made that mistake again in Mexico, but even using sunscreen I've had a few minor burns in Mexico. It's just very intense down there, so much closer to the equator in Cabo, I don't screw around when I'm there. I put on sunscreen religiously every hour if I'm going to be outside. Better safe than sorry.

I have no clue how it is in Vegas, never tested it, but I honestly wouldn't chance it myself either, I guess I'd always be putting on sunscreen often because... better safe than sorry, again, why not? I will say I've rarely ever used sunscreen in Vegas though, actually I'm not sure I ever have besides my first trip where we went to that Wet 'N Wild park, the old location way back, before it moved. Usually I haven't went swimming in Vegas, so walking the Strip, I am typically outside for short stretches and never bothered with sunscreen, never burned. If I planned to be outside for even 15 minutes of direct sun I'd use it, but... typically it's in one casino, out for 5 minutes, into the other. The skybridge and all of that make it so easy.
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