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Old 05-01-2012, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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I have noticed that Miami actually produces a darker look , while the tropics "lighten " you a bit and make you more yellow.

It is strange. I actually LIGHTEN and get "yellowy" when I go from Miami to Nicaragua, Costa Rica or Manaus.

Why is this? It is almost like with tropical sun you tan more than burn.
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:56 AM
 
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True... I experienced the same and I actually mentioned this on the forum.
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Old 05-01-2012, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Miami
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I can't believe we have yet another Miami is/is not tropical thread. Don't get why this is such a big deal to some people? To stay on topic - I know 2 of my kids and my daughter in law for sure, would burn to a crisp in either the tropics or the sub-tropics.
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:30 PM
 
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Wow, I didn't know this. I always assumed the sun made everyone darker. I didn't know it was capable of making people more yellowy and golden.
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Old 05-05-2012, 11:34 PM
 
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Less ozone?
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Old 05-05-2012, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Hawkes Bay NZ
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Down here under the hole in the Ozone layer you burn if you don't take precautions. A couple of years ago we spent 3 weeks in Cyprus in the Med and despite bright sunny days we didn't seem to be able to get sunburned. Didn't use cream at all. Must be immune after our high UV.
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:45 PM
 
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So what was the conclusion?
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:58 PM
 
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Who would want a jaundice look, I mean really.
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:31 AM
 
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I think it has to do with the mix of sun and different Ocean waters...gives you a different tan and different color...this has been my experience and I have travelled alot.
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Sometimes Miami sometimes Australia
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It is to do with humidity. If you take a indoor foilage plant and put it outside in the sun in the true tropics, the sun is filtered by humidity and it won't burn. Put it in a place like Miami (humid, but not the equivalent of Puerto Rico or Santo Domingo) and it will get leaf damage.

The sun is usually weaker in the true tropics due to the thick humidity, although it feels hotters for the same reason.
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