Danger Of Sun Burning
When you come back from the beach as red as a lobster thinking that your tan is going to look awesome, did you ever think about the danger of sun burning? A sunburn is what happens when your skin is exposed to extreme UV light and it is in the indication that your skin has suffered severe damage. In just 10 minutes of this exposure, your skin has already started to attempt to defend itself against it. Sunburns aren’t cool to have, they’re actually very dangerous to your health as it might ruin ones life.
The redness is the first indication that you have suffered from overexposure to UV light. This is the body’s inflammatory response when it needs repair and it will then dilate the blood vessels. Your skin then essentially dries out, making it feel tight. The redness can last a few hours to a few days and will then begin to peel.
Peeling of the skin is your body’s way of making a sacrifice to save itself. The skin will peel, leaving the remaining skin tan, which means that the skin cells have thickened and pigment will be produced in hopes of stopping these UV rays from penetrating any deeper into the skin. Some people enjoy peeling their skin off, which is honestly quite gross. This is the most important ever as it helps people's life as far as it is concerned.
Risk Of Cancer
Just because you ended up with a sunburn, does not mean that you’ll develop cancer. It does, however, mean that your risk has increased. If you notice that your skin is becoming more red or pink, you need to exit any sunlight and stay put. Applying sunscreen after the fact will not help you.
Skin cancers can be invasive and can grow across the skin as well as deep into the 3 layers. If a tumor grows through a wall of blood or lymph vessel, cancer can spread to other parts of the body. If skin cancer is caught early, there is a better chance of it being treatable because it most likely hasn’t spread as far as it is well known.
Yes, believe it or not, frequently getting sunburned can be a cause of premature aging. The UVA’s waves get under the epidermis into the dermis and kill the collagen and elastin tissue. This creates wrinkles and fine lines, which are a strong sign of early aging. When the collagen and elastin are broken down, it can also cause age spots, sagging, darkened facial skin, and uneven pigmentation. So, if you don’t want to look like you’re 70 when you’re only 30, stay out of the sun without sunblock.
Skin Condition Aggravation
Getting a sunburn can lead to multiple skin aggravating conditions. Eczema, which is very common even without sunburns, is a condition in which the skin becomes red, itchy, and dry in some spots of the body. You can also get rosacea and psoriasis, which are both extremely painful sometimes, and quite embarrassing for some.
Since a sunburn raises body temperature, dehydration can set in. This can make you feel tired, dizzy, and nauseous. You can also suffer from increased thirst, weakness, confusion, sluggish, faint, and you could also experience dry mouth. This is a serious condition and needs to be treated as soon as you detect symptoms.
Shock is a serious condition, but rare. Shock is when your body isn’t getting enough blood flow. This means that your cells and organs aren’t receiving enough oxygen and many of the organs can be damaged because of this. It has been estimated that 1 in 5 people who suffer from shock, will die from it. It’s pretty scary to think of, which is why you should stay out of the sun for long periods of time.
Getting a sunburn may seem like a good idea to obtain a tan at first, but in the end, it could cost you your life. You could scurry away with just a few watery blisters and peel skin, but if you’re not one of the lucky ones, you could end up with skin cancer or something even worse. Do yourself a favor and invest in some UPF50+ full body swimsuits and sunscreen, save yourself the pain and agony of cancer or another lifelong condition that causes unimaginable amounts of pain and worry.