Sunburn — the skin reddening caused by overexposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation — may seem like just a temporary irritation, but sunburns can cause long-lasting damage to the skin. Children are especially at risk: Sustaining five or more sunburns in youth increases lifetime melanoma risk by 80 percent. Don’t get burned: Read the articles below to learn all about The Skin Cancer Foundation’s expert advice on sunburn prevention, treatment, and relief!
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Facts about Sunburn and Skin Cancer
What's the harm in sunburn? A person's risk for melanoma--the most serious form of skin cancer--doubles if he or she has had five or more sunburns.
Unfortunately, getting sunburned is much more …
Treating Sunburn in Children
Your baby's skin: soft, sweet-smelling, vulnerable. You notice that when you're diapering: irritation develops easily; a soothing cream clears it up like magic.
Young skin heals faster …
Worst Case Scenario: Treating Sunburn
Bottom line: When you are at the beach or involved in any outdoor activity, never seek a tan, and never sunburn; both suntans and sunburns result from DNA damage that can pave the way to skin cancer. …
Five Ways to Treat a Sunburn
Getting a sunburn is a very bad idea. It looks bad, hurts, peels and inflicts long-lasting, wrinkle-inducing damage. It's especially bad for children: Even one blistering burn may double their …