Sunburn hurts people in more than one way. The danger goes far beyond the short-term pain, redness, and discomfort because after the sunburn fades, lasting damage remains.
Sunburn accelerates skin aging and is the main cause in the majority of cases of basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Sunburn is serious, however, it’s totally preventable, and the best time to start is today.
Sunburn is an inflammatory reaction to ultraviolet radiation damage to the skin’s outermost layers. At the heart of it is melanin, a pigment that gives the skin its color and defends it against the sun’s rays. For people with less melanin, prolonged unprotected sun exposure can cause skin cells to become red, swollen, and painful, also known as sunburn.
After a sunburn, your skin may start to peel. This is the sign that the skin is trying to get rid of damaged cells itself. Never try to peel the skin yourself, let it come off naturally.
We are advised to keep our skin safe from damage by stopping sunburn from happening in the first place instead of feeling the burn. There are some sun-protective clothes that could absorb or blocks harmful UV radiation and remains one of the most effective forms of protection against sun damage and skin cancer.
Sun-protective clothing is the simplest way to stay safe; unlike sunscreen, you don’t need to reapply for perfect protection.