Opinion Article - Research in Clinical Dermatology (2023) Volume 6, Issue 2
The dangers of sunburn and ways to protect the skin.
Sunburn is a common skin condition caused by overexposure to the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays. It can range from mild redness to severe blistering and can occur on any part of the body that is exposed to the sun. Sunburn is not only painful and uncomfortable, but it can also have long-term effects on the health of the skin. Sunburn is caused by exposure to UV radiation from the sun. When UV radiation penetrates the skin, it damages the DNA in the skin cells, which can lead to inflammation, redness, and pain. The intensity of UV radiation is measured on the UV index scale, with higher numbers indicating greater risk of sunburn.Author(s): Yifeng Feng*