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Check out that goggle tan!

post #1 of 20
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No matter how much sun screen we use, we tend to get some sort of a goggle tan after spending several days on the slopes, right? 

 

 

Well, there's a new trend to wear ski goggles in suntanning beds to make it look like you've been on the slopes, as reported by this on line UK news source.

 

Are they taking the piste? Wearing goggles in tanning booth for 'fake ski tan' effect is bizarre new beauty trend

Photo cred Crystal Allen

Thoughts? :popcorn 

post #2 of 20
That picture makes it look painted on...

As an old lady who has never worried about sunscreen, I can see where my goggles have been over the years. The skin is much older looking there. Proof that goggle tans are not a good thing.
post #3 of 20

Looks cool--but it be bad.  I really wanted one in college when I went to Copper Mountain over spring break, so being a stupid teen I didn't use sun screen. Worst sun burn ever -- had blisters and a fever.

 

Now I have had malignant melanoma a couple times, and have to be checked every 6 months. And both times when they cut it out, they cut out a good size chunk out of my neck.

 

To this day I still get a goggle tan as hard as I try not to -- I think some of it is windburn. I always wear a gator and use the highest sunblock.

 

 

Almost healed after a couple weeks after surgery (this was the small one). The doctor didn't stitch it up since it was Thanksgiving and we were going skiing -- my wife had to patch me up every day -- Dr. didn't want me to rip out the stitches while skiing.

 

Perfect location for a Frankenstein type bolt.


Edited by MidwestPete - 11/4/13 at 11:22am
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post #5 of 20

Everyone wants the Chris Davenport look these days apparently...

post #6 of 20

That lady is gives me the creeps with that tan line.  One of the benefits of our low altitude and coastal weather is that we don't have to worry about getting burned much.  Only in the spring is it an issue.  The rest of the season it's either cloudy, or the sun is only out for a short time and the lower altitude's thicker air makes a bit of a filter.  I can't remember ever being burned skiing, though I've seen others who've been toasted.

post #7 of 20

She's a natural redhead.  That tan is impossible under any circumstances (except possibly nuclear radiation burn) unless it is painted on.

post #8 of 20

I don't wear sunscreen during ski season until around mid-Feb.... prior to that all I get is a little wind burn but not much sun.  Of course I wear a neck gaiter pretty much all the time so ot much skin exposed anyway.

post #9 of 20

Ya, most of my ski related sunburns have come after January and are much more severe at higher elevations. 

post #10 of 20

While I sunburn easily (I could get a sunburn at night), I'm so used to skiing with a neck gaitor pulled up past my cheeks that I don't really get a goggle tan going.  I guess that's one of the benefits of skiing at a cold and windy mountain.  Thumbs Up

 

Last year I went to A-Basin for the Mother's Day Gathering and I totally neglected sun-screen one day and skied with sunglasses instead of goggles...  I had a sunburn from that day that stuck around for a good two weeks.  When I returned to work, there wasn't any denying what I had been up to on vacation!  I'll have to remember to be a bit more careful when spring-time rolls around again this year.

post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by UGASkiDawg View Post
 

I don't wear sunscreen during ski season until around mid-Feb.... prior to that all I get is a little wind burn but not much sun.  Of course I wear a neck gaiter pretty much all the time so ot much skin exposed anyway.

Yeah, I don't worry about sunscreen until Feb, either. But exposure to elements still beats up one's skin, so I get a bit ruddy no matter what. By the time April rolls around, there isn't much you can do anymore, sunscreen is futile too. I guess I could cover up every square inch like the young ninjas do now, but that looks so restrictive, gives me the willies.

post #12 of 20
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Yeah, I don't worry about sunscreen until Feb, either. But exposure to elements still beats up one's skin, so I get a bit ruddy no matter what. By the time April rolls around, there isn't much you can do anymore, sunscreen is futile too. I guess I could cover up every square inch like the young ninjas do now, but that looks so restrictive, gives me the willies.

Is the above pic on the Horstman Glacier?

 

 

Son hates sunscreen -- covers up no matter how warm. He always looks like one of the guys from Mad Max "Road Warrior".


Edited by MidwestPete - 11/4/13 at 3:04pm
post #13 of 20
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Originally Posted by MidwestPete View Post
 

Is the above pic on the Horstman Glacier?

 

 

Son hates sunscreen -- covers up no matter how warm.

 

It really does make more sense, as far as protecting yourself from the sun. Today's youth are very practical!! ;-) 

 

And yes, I do think that's at W/BC, I should have credited the photo (from an article on the founders of Airhole masks, who are from Squamish).

post #14 of 20
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It really does make more sense, as far as protecting yourself from the sun. Today's youth are very practical!! ;-) 

 

And yes, I do think that's at W/BC, I should have credited the photo (from an article on the founders of Airhole masks, who are from Squamish).

I thought maybe it was one of your kids.

 

Yeah, looks like Horstman Glacier. We were there for 4th of July -- and whatever day the Canadians celebrate. It was in the mid 90s in Whistler -- still cool and comfy on the glacier....and I got sunburned some more.


Edited by MidwestPete - 11/4/13 at 3:15pm
post #15 of 20

Mort, friend of Bazooka Joe.  Some things never change.

 

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post #17 of 20
You do realise that you're referencing the Daily Fail, a Brit newspaper strongly recognised for its reactionary stance on just about anything and its BS bored housewife filler e.g. why other women hate me because I'm just too pretty.

I strongly suspect this trend is not a real thing and possibly based on journo with copy to fill talking to a chalet maid friend
post #18 of 20
I love a good goggle tan...



This one may have been a bit excessive however...
post #19 of 20
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IIRC your face hurt enough that you wanted to cry but you were afraid of the salt from your tears
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Originally Posted by RockyMtnEscape View Post
 

Ridiculous. I saw that on http://unofficialnetworks.com/beauty-trend-wearing-ski-goggles-tanning-booth-fake-ski-tan-126136/ this morning and got a good laugh.

 

While that article was hysterical, I think the most incredible part of this article is the link it includes to another article on a new ligament discovered in the knee

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