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[quote from Mirror.co.uk]
Anna Jury and Octavia Walker 21/06/2009

‘The number of people being diagnosed with a malignant melanoma has quadrupled since the 70s and is still going up,â€2122 says Dr Barry Powell, national clinical director on skin cancer.

1 Women sunbathe more, so they are more at risk
FALSE Itâ€2122s true that more women are diagnosed, but theyâ€2122re also better at getting moles checked early. More men die of skin cancer because they leave it too long before getting checked. Ladies, keep an eye on your lads.

2 Skin cancer is easily cured, you just have to remove the mole
FALSE If caught early enough, skin cancer can be cured, but it spreads quickly to the lymph nodes and other organs. Also, it doesnâ€2122t respond well to chemotherapy, so treatments are limited.

3 Even wearing SPF50 doesn't protect you from the sun 100%
TRUE ‘People go out in the sun when itâ€2122s at its hottest, thinking theyâ€2122re OK because they have sunblock on, but it only gives you 85% protection at best,â€2122 says Dr Powell. During the hottest hours of the day (between 11am and 3pm), cover up and stay in the shade as much as possible.

4 There's no point buying anything higher than SPF30
TRUE Donâ€2122t fret about buying pricey SPF50s, says Dr Powell. ‘SPF 25-30 is all you need. Anything above that doesnâ€2122t give you much additional protection.â€2122 Asda Essential Care SPF30 Protection Spray is a bargain at only £3.

5 If I go to my GP itâ€2122ll take forever to be referred to a specialist
FALSE ‘The two-week rule means if your doctor is concerned about your mole heâ€2122s obliged to make sure youâ€2122re seen within two weeks.â€2122 says Dr Powell.

6 Being in the sun has health benefits
TRUE ‘There are lots of positive effects of being in the sun,â€2122 says Dr Powell. ‘Itâ€2122s a major source of vitamin D and also has a great feel-good factor. We donâ€2122t recommend people stay out of the sun completely, just limit the amount of time they spend in it.â€2122

7 You can only take sunblock on holiday once
TRUE Sun creams have a shelf life of 2-3 years, but exposing them to direct sunlight can make them go off. If yours was sitting next to you on the beach last year itâ€2122s probably time to get a new bottle.

8 You only get skin cancer on the areas you've exposed
FALSE ‘You can get sunburnt on your back and it will encourage a mole somewhere else to change,â€2122 says Dr Powell. ‘I saw a nun recently who had a melanoma on her bottom, she certainly hadnâ€2122t had any sun there.â€2122 Check all moles regularly.

9 The sun's not strong enough in this country to cause cancer
FALSE ‘The highest instance of malignant melanoma in the UK is in Western Scotland,â€2122 says Dr Powell. ‘The sun doesnâ€2122t shine much there but thereâ€2122s lots of people with Celtic skin who burn easily.â€2122 If you have pale skin take extra care.

10 An SPF30 always give you 30 times your natural protection
FALSE
Unless you apply the right amount (a fistful for an adult, a golf ball for a child) SPF protection drops steeply. One study found if you slapped on half the recommended amount of SPF70, youâ€2122d get a shockingly low SPF of 8.4. Most people apply a quarter of the amount they should.
 

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#4 I dont totally agree with. IMO and others, you should use the highest SPF you can find cause most people dont apply enough sunscreen in the first place. Also an extra 1-2% or so protection a day will add up over the years.

#6.....Just take enough vitamin D3 as a supplement and not age your skin unnecessarily.
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#4 I dont totally agree with. IMO and others, you should use the highest SPF you can find cause most people dont apply enough sunscreen in the first place. Also an extra 1-2% or so protection a day will add up over the years.

#6.....Just take enough vitamin D3 as a supplement and not age your skin unnecessarily.
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Haha Peri I knew I'd get you!

Is the Vit D in supplements the right kind do you think? I'm reading that 10 min a day supplies a different type of Vit D - is that true? Anyway it does feel good to sit in the sun, if only for 10 minutes a day.....you can do that when you are already a lizard as I am!



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Haha Peri I knew I'd get you!

Is the Vit D in supplements the right kind do you think? I'm reading that 10 min a day supplies a different type of Vit D - is that true? Anyway it does feel good to sit in the sun, if only for 10 minutes a day.....you can do that when you are already a lizard as I am!
As far as I know, vitamin D3 will act the same as getting it from the sun. Others wiil argue that the sun gives mood enhancing benefits and other things. I've had my day in the sun in years past. I figure being a vampire is the way to go now.
SPF 100 that is.
 

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What a traumatizing photo. Like the world's oldest Barbie. There are a couple of women like that living in my area. I think they are sisters. One is a bleached platinum blonde & the other is dyed jet blue/black. Both are too skinny with that rhino hide skin but in an impossible shade of orange
. The 'blonde' wears her hair all pulled high to one side in a big chiffon scarf bow & a frizzy ponytail. The blue/black haired one wears hers in those teased 80's puff-ball spidery looking bangs & those gelled upwards sides. It is tough to explain. They wear skimpy shorts, strappy tanks & high heels & are legendary around here. there are actual 'sightings' of them like The Loch Ness monster or Sasquatch
. Miles & miles of baaad road. A warning to all sun worshippers.
 

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Always fun to see people like that walking around, rocking their style!! HAHAHAHA!!! Same with the ladies that never learned how to put on make-up and apparanly have no one that loves them enough to tell them they look like a fool. Think drawn on upper lips with lip liner, blush that looks like 2 rectangles on the face, 2 inch thick black eye liner. Ugh!!! Reminds me of that Adrienne Arpel. Still pretty but frozen face, pumped up lips, too much liner. Llike a train wreck- can't stop watching. I can't believe I haven't bought anything from them after all these years watching!!
 

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You must know these women, by your makeup description. Lips drawn on with a sharpie marker.

I'd BET many guys, after 1 too many drinks, get beer goggles, spot these 2 hotties & take them home thinking they've got Bettie & Veronica only to sober-up in the morning & wake up beside Old Yeller & Blackie
I BET each man this happens to never touches another drop again! Forget 12 steps: 2 are enough...
 

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OMG you guys! I am crying here!!! Old Yeller and Blackie!!


But you know what? I'd rather be Old Yeller - out being outrageous- than a forelorn old woman sitting inside obsessing about my bowels all day! Don't you dare tell me I look a fool....I'm havin fun!



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I plan to have fun too (bowels notwithstanding
) BUT not by scaring people when it is NOT Halloween. They seem desperate & almost co-dependant. Doesn't look like 'fun'. Definitely underscores the need for sunblock!
 

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Oh well then. I don't want to be desperate-looking. Inappropriate and outrageous, definitely!

A woman I knew who was not by any stretch a conventionally pretty or even attractive person used to wear wildly flamboyant but well-made clothing and "creatively applied" makeup. She said that if she couldn't be pretty at least she could be "striking". She was also quite tall and had shiny jet black hair.



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There are some of those ladies here. Actually, quite a few of the Despite being well into their 60's, they have punky haircuts with spikes etc & flashes of purple, blue, green and/or red. The ones that carry it with confidence look quite cheeky & stylish. There are so many of these women that nobody even bats an eyelash at them any more.
 

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Attachment 339Cheeky and stylish?? NOT!


There are some of those ladies here. Actually, quite a few of the Despite being well into their 60's, they have punky haircuts with spikes etc & flashes of purple, blue, green and/or red. The ones that carry it with confidence look quite cheeky & stylish. There are so many of these women that nobody even bats an eyelash at them any more.




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Nope; I hope she remembers to duck when going through doorways & she'd better remain indoors during wild turkey mating season!
 

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OMG, Ondine, you're too funny!!!, hilarious....., can't stop laughing.
LOL, Let them be people, it seems they are having fun!, the sunburnt sassy saggy grandma and the turkey pinky lady.
FawnSTAR, great pics, keep them coming
 

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You folks don't want to move to coastal Florida. Large retiree populations in most coastal towns and pretty much anything goes in terms of attire. I've seen late 60's men in speedos on the beach; big, older ladies with boobs down to their navels wearing tube tops and cutoffs mowing their lawns; and occasionally thongs on people who SHOULD NEVER WEAR THONGS!


It's cool though, since I never have to worry much about being dressed inappropriately - it's live and let live and that works for me. If I saw that blonde bikini lady on the beach I'd be thinking, "Good for her!" Actually, she has a better body for a bikini compared to many (many, many) younger women I've seen on beaches. And the ...ahem... intriguing look they wear with shorts unzipped in the front. Invitation of some sort?
 
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