All about sun­burn

With­out the sun there’d be no life on Earth, but too much sun­light can cause se­ri­ous dam­age to your skin

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WHEN your un­pro­tected skin is ex­posed to sun­light, it soaks up harm­ful ul­tra­vi­o­let A (UVA) and ul­tra­vi­o­let B (UVB) rays. UVB rays are pri­mar­ily re­spon­si­ble for sun­burn, whether mild, se­vere or blis­ter­ing, while UVA rays are re­spon­si­ble for long-term ef­fects such as pre­ma­ture age­ing, sag­ging, wrin­kles, sun spots and skin can­cer.

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