If you are physically active and usually spend a fair amount of time under the sun without following the guidelines for safe sun exposure, you probably have had a taste of how painful and bothersome a sunburn can be.
Sun exposure can only be therapeutic when it’s done in appropriate and measured timeframes. Too much of it provides no benefit and can only result in sunburn, which is an inflammatory response of your body from overexposing your skin to ultraviolet B (UVB) rays from the sun. Although both UVA and UVB can cause tanning and burning, UVB does so far more rapidly.
However, remember that UVB is what you want to get from healthy sun exposure. When UVB strikes the surface of your skin, your skin converts a cholesterol derivative into vitamin D3. Let’s discuss this in detail before we delve on the signs, symptoms, and natural treatment of sunburn.
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