The Pros And Cons Of Sunburn

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The large star that we call the Sun can be very helpful by providing us with vitamin D which enlightens our mood and keeps us optimists. Although in some cases sunlight exposure, especially too much of it can be very harmful to our health and skin. There are many different irritations that can be caused from too much sunlight, one of the most popular and common is sunburn. There was a survey and over one third of adults and up to 70% children had said that they have had sunburn in the past year (according to the cdc) 1. Sunburn is when your skin reddens, maybe swells up and sometimes even the blistering or peeling of the skin. This is caused from over exposure to the sunlight and the uv rays it gives off. Sunburn can be very painful as your skin is a valuable part of you and we don’t any other…show more content…
Before anything happens and to scale down the amount of sunburns that take place every year, one basic method that most people know would be to use sunscreen. Sunscreen is a simple and obvious way to prevent sunburn and the swelling of skin and it’s redness. And depending where you live, you may not need to go outdoors at all, or try moving to a cooler region to prevent bright light sources. Although if that is not an option there are different types of sunscreen with different types of spf (sun protection factor). In most common cases spf sunscreens are from 15-50 spf, as well as in makeup, if you wear makeup, try buying one with spf product made into it. The higher the spf number the more skin protection you receive in return, even though there 's not much of a difference between the spf’s it’s still worth getting the higher spf product if you are planning to stay out in the sun for a long period of time. “SPF 15 blocks out 93% of UVB rays, SPF 30 blocks out 97% of UVB rays, SPf 50 blocks out 98% of UVb rays” -Badger Healthy Body Care 2.

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