Sunburn Prevention

Sunlight can be a positive thing for many different reasons, but it can also be harmful to our bodies.

A sunburn is skin damage from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. A sunburn causing redness and mild pain affects the outer layer of skin and is considered a first-degree burn. Skin that is red and painful and that swells up and blisters may be a second-degree burn meaning that deep skin layers and nerve endings may have been damaged. This type will usually take more time to heal.

Other problems that can arise from the sun are: Heatstroke, allergic reactions or vision problems.

Long term problems could be: skin cancer, increased number of cold sores, cataracts, and skin changes.

Prevention tips and home treatment is usually all you need to prevent and treat sunburns. Make sure you protect your skin from the sun and always wear sunscreen.