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Thursday, February 7, 1980
Bo Derek's skin
in just one day
By KITTY ADAIR
and SUSAN MAUNEY
s spring break approaches and the weather warms
up, many students will venture into the sun to lie
on beaches (in Florida, at the Outer Banks or in front of
dorms on campus) in search of dramatic, alluring tans
like that of Bo Derek.
Getting a dark, safe tan is time-consuming and
requires much care. Even if you think that a shade
darker is worth exflra timebe sure not to take any
shortcuts. It takeslrvore than the"sun and exposed skin
to get a dark tan safely.
When you first decide to catch some rays, be sure to
take along the right oil or lotion for your skin type, says
James A. Williams, a Chapel Hill pharmacist. Williams
says a good skin moisturizer is necessary to protect skin
from the burning rays of the sun.
"There is no major difference between lotions and
oils' Williams says. "The only difference is that lotions
have more oil bases in them."
Choosing a sunscreen also can be important, says
Mike Jones of the UNC health education department. A
sunscreen is an agent that blocks out some of the sun's
burning rays and protects skin more than a lotion or oil.
"People who are out in the sun a lot and don't use a
sunscreen and get dark, often later in life have dried
out skin and possibly skin cancer," Jones says.
Robert Crounse, a professor in the dermatology
department, recommends lotions and sunscreens that
contain PABA (Padimate O) compounds as the best
sunburn protectors. Lotions containing benzophenone
give a higher degree of protection to people who have
extremely sensitive skin, Crounse says.
This year it will be easier to select a sunscreen for your
skin type or the degree of protection you desire.
"The Food and Drug Administration has come up
with a new set of recommendations for products,"
Crounse says. "They have developed a list of specific
numbers ranking the amount of sunburn protection
given by a product. The higher the number on the
product label, the more protection the product offers."
The highest protection number listed is 15, and can.
be seen on the products that are the most effective sun
blocking agents, he says. Because the sun's ultraviolet
rays can cause skin cancer, a sunscreen is necessary for
people repeatedly exposed to the sun or who have
Melanoma is the worst type of skin cancer to treat,
Crounse says. It affects the pigment-forming cells in the
skin and is more dangerous to your life than any other
type of skin cancer, he says. Melanoma is thought to be
related to the amount of sunlight to which skin is
exposed. The relationship of cancer to sunlight has not
been proved, . Crounse says, but the incidence of
melanoma has risen in the past few decades.
"As the suntan craze has taken hold, and as people
expose more of their bodies to the sun, the cases have
risen in number," Crounse says. Melanoma frequently
the skin on men's legs, while women are affected on
their arms and faces, which tend to be the most exposed
parts of the body, he says.
The elements that you are exposed to at the beach
can also damage your skin and will show as you age.
"The combination of salt, wind and sun at the beach will
burn you quicker than you'd burn at home," Jones says.
Water at beaches or lakes reflects the sun's rays and
increases the possibility of sunburn.
Sunburn causes skin to lose moisture, so it is
important to apply a moisturizer when you come in
from the sun, Williams says. Moisturizers help protect
your tan while returning moisture to your skin.
So, when you head out to the nearest sunny spot to
soak up all those warming rays, be sure not to overdo it
the first time out. Remember, you have been away from
the sun's rays all winter, so your skin is more sensitive
"Take it a little bit each day. One day go maybe 15
minutes on each side. The next, 20, and so on," Williams
says. This will take time, but your skin will soon become
conditioned to the outdoors again.
If you cannot take the time you need to get a safe tan,
however, there are many quick-tanning products on
the market. These products contain iodine or an iodine
derivative that colors the skin in a few minutes. 0
Kitty Adair and Susan Mauney are staff writers for The
Daily Tar Heel.
Drivers should take it easy and don't take too many
By ANNETTE MILLER
If you weigh 100 pounds, spring
break travelers, you can have only
one, but if you weight 140 pounds or more
you can have three, possibly four without
exceeding the legal limit.
Beers, that is.
"Actually, if you are affected no
matter how much you drink, a small or
large amount the less you drink, the
better off you'll be," said Mark Fountain
of Traffic Safety at the N.C. Department of
Motor Vehicles. "Sixty percent of all
wrecks involve a drinking driver by virtue
of their slowed reaction time. I urge
people not to drink while they drive."
That's sad news for the beer-swilling
We don't have
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don t eat
We don't have
OTHpSS fg chairs. We put our
That's why two or three
dollars will fetch you one
of our delicious dinners.
And why we can offer you the
most exciting cooking in town
at very ordinary prices. So why
settle for a couple of deluxe burgers, maf ft
when the same money might fetch
you chicken Hungarian?
capital of the world, but good advice for
Chapel Hill students traveling by car
during spring break.
Whether that travel takes you to sunny
Ft. Lauderdale or more wintry places,
Fountain listed several tips on safe
"Plan your travel so you won't get
fatigued. When you're driving a long
distance, drive two hours and take a 10
minute break. Crack the window,"
Fountain said. "Listen to the radio,
preferably a talk show. That's better than
music because that soft music or semi
rock tends to become a background
mulling sound. Talk shows draw you into
Driving the 55 m.p.h. speed limit also
will decrease the risks of traveling.
"Driving five or 10 more miles per hour
won't save that much more time,"
Fountain warned. For example, a 100-mile
trip driven at 55 m.p.h. would take one
hour and 49 minutes. The same distance
driven at 65 m.p.h. would take one hour
and 32 minutes, only a difference of 17
"You'll arrive in a much more relaxed
condition (driving at the speed limit),"
Checking the vehicle before driving a
long distance also is important. Fountain
listed several safety precautions:
Check batteries. If a sudden cold
streak hits, a two- to three-year-old
battery may be dead the next day.
Check brakes. Equal pressure on each
wheel will prevent brakes from locking up
and car skidding.
Check windshield and wipers.
Adequate arm pressure is needed to hold
wiper against the window to clear it
Check muffler. When the heater is
running, a defective muffler or exhaust
system might spew carbon monoxide in
the car, killing the passengers. Remember
to keep the window open slightly to let
fresh air in.
Check tires. If you are traveling to a
wintry place, be sure chains and snow tires
Check weather report of place here
you are going, especially if there is a
possibility of snow or sleet. Take an old
piece of carpet for traction in case the car
If you should become stranded,
Fountain said, the safest place to stay is in
the car. "The car is the most airtight
structure and there's the possibility of
turning on the engine to warm it up, he
said. "If you can't ascertain any house in
evidence nearby, then the car is probably
the best thing. Wait for help to come to
Annette Miller is a staff writer for The
Daily Tar Heel.
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