Stay away from sunburn this summer!

Summertime should be full of outdoor activities & enjoying the sun! However, we have to be careful when we are exposing ourselves to the suns rays! Did you know the most common type of cancer is melanoma skin cancer? Melanoma is mainly caused by sunburn. This article will give you some tips & tricks to beat sunburn!

What is sunburn? & How do I get it?

The sun has 3 types of UV rays (ultraviolet light) that it emits.

  • UVA
  • UVB
  • UVC

Only 2 of these rays actually make it to the earth’s surface ( UVA, UVB).  These rays contain radiation, & our skin can only take so much before it burns. Yes, sunburn is actually a radiation injury that happens on a cellular level. People forget how harmful sunburn is because it is so common.

How can I protect myself?

The best way to beat sunblock is to always be mindful of when you are going on in the sun & how much exposure you might get. We all have different skin types & different amounts of exposure to the suns rays. Sunblock is the best way to prevent sunburn when outside for an extended period of time.

I put on sunblock & I still burnt

Putting on sunblock once when you are outside is not enough.  If you are tanning/doing sports/ swimming, you need to re-apply every time you are done sweating or swimming. Sunblock does not stick to the body for long & being wet will cause it to run off leaving you exposed to the UV rays.

If you have experienced sunburn, come down to Instant urgent care today & get excellent service & treatment today!