Friday, May 27, 2011

Sunburn

Summer is quickly approaching! It's already Memorial Day weekend! It's already warm out, and it's just going to get warmer! Be sure you are prepared! Use lots of sunscreen, drink lots of water, and watch out for sunburn!
According to Wikipedia, sunburn is  a burn to living tissue, such as skin, which is produced by overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, commonly from the sun's rays.
Tasha's peeling sunburn on her arm and shoulder.
Some sunburn can be lifethreatening! That means you could die from it! Most, however, usually just make your skin hot and red, and will eventually lead to peeling which is considered extreemly disgusting by most. (Mine happens to look like "skin cancer" as I was told. See picture to the left)
Sunburn is most common on the shoulders, face, and back. Shirts, hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen can reduce the amount of UV Rays that go to your skin to create sunburn, but won't completely stop it. Being in the sun can also create a tan, which is the ideal final product of being in the sun.
Make sure you protect yourself and have fun this summer! Reapply sunscreen every 90-120 minutes.

BTW, this was my first time getting sunburn and it hurt really badd

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