Dangerous Sun Trend

Posted by on Sunday, July 5, 2015
Social media is often the medium used for trend setters. However the latest ternd is just dangerous.
It is called sunburn art, and dermatologists are warning against it. It is done by covering a section of the skin with sunscreen, body stencils, fabric, or a temporary tattoo.
While being in the sun for most of us is a common practice, it is also very dangerous. Skin cancer is possible when the UV Index is high.
In the summertime when you are outdoors, wear clothes that cover your skin such as hats, shoes, long pants and long-sleeved shirts. Protect your eyes with sunglasses that are UV rated and wear a lot of sunscreen on skin that is not covered. Your sunscreen should block both UV-B and UV-A and have a SPF (sun protection factor) of at least 15 or more. Be sure to reapply it every two hours or after swimming or exercising.



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