A dermatologist explains what actually happens to your skin when you get a sunburn, and how to treat it quickly.
This is summer and tanning season, but … Do you know what happens to your skin when you get a sunburn, and is it treated if you do it? The weather is beautiful, you, your family and friends will enjoy the weather, and this is the mood for sunburn. What is actually a tan? Understanding this will help you recover quickly.
No one is going to get a sunburn, but it still happens. The most common causes are:
- Do not apply enough sunscreen
- Missing patches of skin with sunscreen such as scalp, upper legs, upper back and shoulders, ears, etc.
According to the CDC, the high-risk age group for tanning is people between 18 and 29 years old. Nearly 50% of people in this age group report sunburn last year. The older people are, the less likely they are to have sunburn last year. This is a curious fact – they learn from their mistakes, are they less on the street, do they wear more clothes ???
It is important to prevent sunburn, because damage to the skin even from one severe sunburn before the age of 18 doubles the risk of developing melanoma cancer throughout life. A sunburn is radiation damage that damages skin structures. The devastating consequences of damage can occur for years, but there is damage.
To prevent sunburn, you must understand how UVB and UVA differ in causing a sunburn. I explain UVA and UVB in my free e-book. I tell you the difference between UVA and UVB tanning (immediate and delayed darkening of the pigment, including the time of these tans) – and this is really important. I help you understand some myths, such as getting a tanning bed to protect against sunburn.
In my e-book, I will also give effective tips for treating sunburn if someone you love gets a sunburn. There are several effective ways to relieve discomfort. There are even some wonderful natural remedies for sunburn.
Also in my e-book, learn some tricks to get a safe tanned look. This is what I do! And I also give you tips to reduce skin damage even after this has happened.
My Sunburn E-Book is Free – and in time for the summer. In fact, I am publishing this right before the July 4th holiday so that you are ready for the sun. Help your loved ones and friends take care of your skin while you all go outside for a holiday!
I invite you to download my free 23-page Sunburn book. Click here. It includes great infographics about treating sunburn and another one about signs of melanoma. It contains everything you need to know about what happens to the skin when you are sunbathing, and how to prevent and treat it.
I have great kits and products to help you protect yourself and your family as a dermatologist. Click here to see the sunscreens that I use. See how I protect my family and what I taught my patients to use to protect them from the sun.
I wish you a fun and sunny summer!
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