Sun & Summer.....Be Alert and Aware!
Summer officially starts in the Northern Hemisphere on June. While this means long fun filled days for many, too much of a good thing can be bad. Prolonged sun exposure leads to sunburn. Sunburn is a hurtful experience and results when the skin is exposed excessively to the ultraviolet rays from the sun. The skin damage of a sunburn may be minimal and show up as only mild redness that rapidly resolves or be so severe as to cause blisters with fluid accumulation and peeling of large areas of skin. In short, anywhere from a first to a third degree burn can occur!
Recurrent prolonged sun exposure is a known cause of premature aging of the skin and skin cancer.
Sunburn and hopefully skin cancer can be avoided by:
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