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Avoid Sunburn this Summer

Getting sunburnt is a painful experience that you’re sure to experience frequently throughout your life. Sunburns range from mild redness to painful blistering. No sunburn is pleasant, so avoiding it altogether is the best treatment!

AFC Urgent Care Stoneham provides sunburn treatment for all patients. If you have a more severe sunburn, visit us today to help relieve those painful symptoms.

Dangers of Sun Exposure

Sun exposure raises your risk of sunburns, premature aging, and skin cancer. Skin that is damaged by the sun over time will look wrinkly and thick at a younger age than it should. This damaged skin will also bruise more easily and be at an increased risk of skin cancer for the rest of your life.

Avoiding Harmful Sun Effects

The best way to avoid harmful sun effects is to avoid the harmful sun rays. Some of the best preventative methods include:

  • Wearing sunscreen daily
  • Wear protective clothing, like long sleeves and hats, to limit the skin that’s exposed to the sun.
  • Avoid the mid-day sun. Sunshine from approximately 10 AM to 3 PM has the most harmful UV rays.
  • Wear sunglasses to protect the sensitive skin around your eyes.

Choosing the Right Sunscreen

When you decide to wear sunscreen every day, the options on the store shelf or online are overwhelming, to say the least! Sunscreen comes in a stick, liquid, spray, and aerosol form. Some sunscreens contain fragrance, while others are unscented. Different sunscreens may be marketed to men, women, and kids, but the base ingredients are usually pretty similar. The difference usually lies in the level of protection and the other ingredients included, such as moisturizers, fragrances, and dyes. You should use an SPF of at least 30 daily and reapply every 2 to 3 hours that you’re out in the sun.

Daily SPF is recommended because most people don’t realize how much their skin is really at risk of sun damage. Even if you’re not in direct sun at risk of a sunburn, the sun coming through your car window during a long drive or through the clouds when you walk your dog is still enough to cause damage to your skin. Everyone should wear sunscreen, regardless of their natural skin tone or age. You can find more information about different types of sunscreen. Incorporate sunscreen into your daily routine, and before you know it, you won’t even have to think about it! Try sunscreen that’s unscented and suitable for sensitive skin if you’re worried about irritated skin. 

Getting sunburnt is a painful experience that you’re sure to experience frequently throughout your life. Sunburns range from mild redness to painful blistering. No sunburn is pleasant, so avoiding it altogether is the best treatment!

AFC Urgent Care Stoneham provides sunburn treatment for all patients. If you have a sunburn that is more severe, visit us today to help relieve those painful symptoms.

Dangers of Sun Exposure

Sun exposure raises your risk of sunburns, premature aging, and skin cancer. Skin that is damaged by the sun overtime will look wrinkly and thick at a younger age than it should. This damaged skin will also bruise more easily and be at an increased risk of skin cancer for the rest of your life.

Avoiding Harmful Sun Effects

The best way to avoid harmful sun effects is to avoid the harmful sun rays. Some of the best preventative methods include:

  • Wearing sunscreen daily
  • Wear protective clothing, like long sleeves and hats, to limit the skin that’s exposed to the sun.
  • Avoid the mid-day sun. Sun from about 10 AM to 3 PM has the most harmful UV rays.
  • Wear sunglasses to protect the sensitive skin around your eyes.

Choosing the Right Sunscreen

When you make the decision to wear sunscreen every day, the options on the store shelf or online are overwhelming to say the least! Sunscreen comes in stick, liquid, spray, and aerosol form. Some sunscreens contain fragrance, while others are unscented. Different sunscreens may be marketed to men, women, and kids, but the base ingredients are usually pretty similar. The difference usually lies in the level of protection and the other ingredients included, such as moisturizers, fragrance, and dyes. You should use an SPF of at least 30 on a daily basis and reapply every 2 to 3 hours that you’re out in the sun.

Daily SPF is recommended because most people don’t realize how much their skin is really at risk of sun damage. Even if you’re not in direct sun at risk of a sunburn, the sun coming through your car window during a long drive or through the clouds when you walk your dog is still enough to cause damage to your skin. Everyone should wear sunscreen, regardless of their natural skin tone or age. You can find more information about different types of sunscreen. Incorporate sunscreen into your daily routine and before you know it, you won’t even have to think about it! Try sunscreen that’s unscented and suitable for sensitive skin if you’re worried about irritated skin.