Sunburn is inflammation of the skin due to overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays.
The UV from “sun tanning” lamps is as damaging to skin as sun exposure.
Ultraviolet B rays have long been known to harm the skin.
Sunburn damages the skin; the damage can be permanent.
The main environmental cause of skin cancer is the sun.
Sunburn can be serious and require professional medical attention.
Victims of severe sunburn should avoid drinking or bathing in cold water.
Many prescription and non-prescription drugs and products increase the skin’s sensitivity to sunlight.