Why do you get sunburned?

Getting sunburned is not the same as burning yourself on something hot. The scalding occurs below the skin and not from hot water or heat radiation from fire or the like. The body and skin can easily keep the temperature down even on the hottest summer day.

It is the invisible UV rays from the sun that do the damage. The UV rays have more energy than the light we can see, and it is this energy that beats through your skin when the rays hit you. It's not the heat, so you can easily get sunburned on a skiing holiday, freezing on a boat or cooled by splashing water.

When the UV-A and UV-B rays hit the skin, they will damage your cells. I agree that the top skin cells are already dead, so there are no changes in these, but the UV rays will penetrate down to the living cells and these are the ones that get DNA damage.

Fortunately, the body is quite fantastic, so cells with major DNA damage will in the most extreme cases commit suicide and the body itself will try to remove or heal the rest of the mutated cells.

Poppet written:

A good sunburn is your skin's great carnage, of cells committing synchronous suicide.

Quote: Skin expert Raz

First degree burns:

If this happens in great abundance, the body will sense this destruction and begin to flood the area with blood and healing immune cells to try to repair and remove the dead skin cells further away from the living tissue. It is the body that tries to correct the sun damage. Usually this happens already within a few hours after the injury has occurred. The skin burns and hurts and you both see the inflammation, the red color but also that the skin swells up.

Second degree burn:

If you have not paid attention to the first problems with the skin, and you continue to grow in the sun, a second-degree burn can occur. The skin will send fluid up to the epidermis as protection. The skin does what it can to survive. In these cases, you experience fluid-filled blisters. For second-degree burns, contact a doctor on telephone 1813

What do I do if I get sunburned?

1. Remove the patient from further sun damage.

2. Moisten and cool, possibly over the counter pain relievers. Cold wet sheets can be placed on the affected area.

3. Keep the skin moisturized with RAZspa Hh, which will retain moisture and increase the suppleness of the skin.

4. Mix a dropperful of RAZspa Vitamin E with a fragrance-free moisturizing lotion and apply to the area. If you want to know more about RAZspa vitamin E and sun damage, you can read my article on vitamin E.

5. As soon as the patient is out of pain, you can mix a dropperful of RAZspa Vitamin E with RAZspa Repair and apply to the affected area. Treatment takes place as long as it is necessary for the skin to heal.

Why does the skin peel?

Cells move slowly up through the layers of the skin. ON the way it dies and eventually it leaves your skin and falls off. It's usually not something we notice. But if you kill a lot of living skin cells with the UV rays from the sun, you will be able to see it after a little week, knowing that there are more dead skin cells than usual, you can almost pull the skin off in flakes. These are all the skin cells that did not survive.

Is UV-A or UV-B more harmful?

The many articles I have read and studied do not give a clear answer to this day, we are constantly getting smarter. But one thing is certain, they both help to damage your skin.

Why am I turning brown?

Your tan is the skin trying to survive. Not much else. I have written before about what happens to the skin, but this article is about sunburn. It sounds harsh, but unfortunately it is the truth. If you want more information about protection against sun damage, read my article on SPF, which tells you how to protect yourself.

Can I do anything to avoid sun damage?

Yes, avoid getting burned and read if necessary. this article about Vitamin E and how you can mix it up with your other sun products. CLICK HERE

Which sunscreen should I choose?

Finally read my article about SPF, it explains everything. CLICK HERE Hugs Raz