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What is sunburn? Sunburn is when the sun burns the skin. The skin become red and painful to touch. You can normally see the burn after being in the sun for a long time. Redness and pain are common symptoms of sunburn. But there are others, such as swelling and blistering. If the sunburn is really bad you may have a headache, fever, nausea, and fatigue. How does this happen? Sunburn happens when too much UV light enter the skin.

This is why wearing sunscreen is important. Everyone should wear sunscreen daily. This includes people who don’t tan fast and babies. Sunscreen protect the skin from damage. Damage to the skin can cause cancer and aging. Different medications can make your skin sensitive to the sun too. The minerals and chemicals in the sunscreen help the skin in different ways. The minerals stop the sun rays from entering the skin. The chemicals soak of the UV rays so they won’t damage the skin.

Sunscreen can be bought at Walgreens, Wal-Mart, or any local store. So, which sunscreen should I get? The bottle of sunscreen has a SPF number on it. The higher the SPF number the more protection. Apply the sunscreen to the entire body every day. Reapply sunscreen after sweating and swimming.

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