Your Sun Recovery Secret this Summer
Every summer, it seems there’s always one day or one event that can get past your ever-trusty SPF sunscreen.
Maybe it’s not an all-over burn, but every time just part of your skin gets burned, it can have lasting skin damage. Lasting skin damage means premature aging, which is something we always want to combat.
What is sunburn, really?
The skinny on it is that sunburn is a radiation burn – a scalding of living tissue from the harmful effects of UV rays. When it’s too much, it turns red and painful. When it’s a lesser burn, it can tan.
But it doesn’t change the effect of the underlying damage from the UV rays that can turn into skin cancer and premature aging. Even if you tan, and it prevents you from getting more sunburned, what your skin is doing is creating more melanin, which is your skin’s pigment protection (aka, natural defense) against overexposure.