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    Aruba has weird sun

    Ok, so I read a thousand posts about how much of what sunscreen I should use, what time of day to put it on which body parts and how people from all different parts of the world are either impervious to the suns rays or utterly decimated by them.

    The first day we put on Bullfrog waterproof spf 30 and got 0 out of 10 color. Not brown, not red, NOTHING - ok maybe our skin was paled by years of negligence and it needed a day to get ready for a tan.....

    The second day again, we used the Bullfrog waterproof spf 30 since we spent all day floating. We flipped over every half hour and to my surprise, at the end of the day....1-2 out of 10 maybe
    I had literally no change, Keri had a few really weird red shapes on her that didn't in any way correspond to the suit she was wearing.

    Day 3 we used Hawaiian Tropic spf 8 and got maybe 3 out of 10, a base tan at best. Keri got burned but it was nearly gone the next day, which I'm attributing to the Aruba Aloe we slathered on.

    Day 4 HT spf 8 again, and.......yes! some color! Maybe 5 out of 10 and Keri stayed about the same but got more red where she already was burned. Unfortunately This was basically our last beach day so we didn't return home with that much color.

    Next time I am definitely going to worry less and tan more!

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    Not me 45 all week long. I come home whiter than I left. Never had a tan in my life but I sure have had burns.

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    Dude you say that now as I did when I was younger. Up until the past few years the plan was to start with an spf 30+ and do it smartly. That would last one day then the oil went on us and we would fry. The second night I would be calling myself a jacka$$ as I came out of the shower rubbing aloe all over my body. Now I'll fake and bake a few sessions in the tanning bed before we head down usually a level 2 bed does just fine then I stick with a 30 for the rest of the week and get nice color. Not black like I would like but the tan I do get lasts longer by doing it the smart way.

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    We always get a base tan before going to Aruba.We start off with a thirty and go down to a four in a couple of days.Its better to be safe than sorry....SUNBURN HURTS

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    The goal is to enjoy Aruba and not to ruin vacation with a burn. 14 days....in order, SPF 45 for first then 30 for seven then 15 the rest of the way. Northern European heritage...not meant to be tanned!
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    Here at the surf club today, sun was great today. You need to play it by ear, some days more sun than other. I say bake then back off a little so you know you get great color. The people here last week were white due to all the rain. But its was great today.

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    VoiceofBoston, please keep us posted on the weather, we are heading down 11/29 - 12/6. I am getting married on Dec 3rd so we are anxious about the weather.

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    Used 15 the first few days and then went to 8 for a few more and then 4 if I thought about it...got very dark, but the is my skin...get tanned quite easily...
    Spent a lot of time in the water and still got brown as could be, I must just absorb the light or something ????
    ARUBA....HOME AWAY FROM HOME

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    I don't know about any of you, however, I take it real slow in the sun. Why screw around while sitting on the equator? We take 10+ bottles that range in coverage from 36 to 8...and take each day at a time. Who needs skin cancer?

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    Hi Posters:

    Just a note. From someone...light skinned...I have had a few cancer spots...which were cut out; but, a word to the wise...use plenty of sunscreen...rather safe than sorry. Like I say, in my case, I will use more screen a higher protection #; and practice limiting my sunbathing time.

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