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We covered this last fall and I was asked to renew it in the spring before the season got underway. Really don't want to get into all the gory details again, still have my nose. The bottom line is that the sun can really do a job on you. It's effects are cumaltive. You may not see it now, but twenty years from now they may be cutting, burning and using acid to remove unpleasant growths if you're lucky. Skin cancer if you're not. I'm fifty, again, and have been boating most of my life. I've lost count of the growths and odd patches of skin I've had removed from my hide in the last fifteen years. At one point they talked of cutting my nose off. Not a pleasant thought for anyone. Use plenty of sunscreen and try to fight the vanity that inspires us to get a good tan. I wish I did.

As I recall Freckles was very well informed on the subject and can talk about more intelligently than I. Freckles, the table is yours!
 
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We took a trip to Cozumel at the end of Feb this year and everyone at work asked where my tan was. I used SPF 15 the entire time (can't talk myself into the spf 30 - white glue edition - yet) and did get a some sun. I felt bad for the guy at work whose nose looked like it peeled twice when he went to Jamaica the same week. I figure I get enough (ok, too much) sun over the summer to try to get it all back in a week.
 

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Used to always hit the tanning booth before trips to the tropics and in the spring getting prepped for the season. Then I started noticing that it was producing small, open sores on my shoulders and chest. I always prided myself on a good tan. Have completely rethought the whole thing in the last few years and came to the conclusion that it's just not worth it, long term. God, how I long for the days in my twenties, when I was immortal!
 
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