SUNBURN

SUNBURN AND TIPS FOR STAYING PROTECTED

Sunburn is the most obvious sign that you’ve been sitting outside for too long. But sun damage isn’t always visible. Under the surface, ultraviolet light can alter your DNA, prematurely aging your skin. Over time, DNA damage can contribute to skin cancers, including deadly melanoma

How soon a sunburn begins depends on:

  • Your skin type
  • The sun’s intensity
  • How long you’re exposed to the sun

Most Sunburns are First-degree and show signs of Redness, Hot to the touch, Irritation and Dry skin.

FIRST-DEGREE BURNS DON'T BLISTER

First-degree burns don’t blister. Blistering indicates the burn got deep enough to injure the second layer of skin. When that happens, the skin layers start to separate, which leads to blistering.

If your sunburn starts blistering, we recommend medical attention and treatment ASAP.

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