Have you ever suffered sunburn?
Did you notice peeling skin after being exposed to the sun?
Are you planning to spend some time in the sun but not sure how to avoid sunburn peeling?
Today, we’ll help you understand just that as we talk about sunburn and why it happens, , how to know if you are suffering sunburn, what are the side effects, how to prevent and make sure your skin can return to normal faster.
What is sunburn and how does it happen?
If you have ever spent a considerable amount of time in the sun you may have noticed red patches on your skin. This condition is known as sunburn. Sunburn happens when your skin is exposed to the harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun for a long period of time.
What are the *WARNING SIGNS* that your skin is beginning to burn?
The effects of sunburn will be seen differently on different types of skin. Some people may suffer from sunburn immediately after sun exposure while others can take longer. Here are some of the most common signs of sunburn.
What are the *SIDE EFFECTS OF SUNBURN*?
Being exposed to the sun can damage your skin a lot, and while some signs may be temporary and short-lived, some can be really long term and do a considerable amount of harm. Remember that not everyone will show and feel the same effects of exposure to the sun as the rest, and while some people can show these symptoms very soon, some may take longer to actually be able to see how the rays of the sun have damaged their skin. Also, depending on what part of the world you are in, whether you are in a tropical climate, a cool climate or a hot climate, the severity of the sun and the timing of the day can also have an impact on how severe the signs of sun damage will show up on your skin.
Here are some of the most common side effects that you can suffer as a result of sunburn.
Why does some skin end up discolored after sunburn peels?
There are various reasons that could cause a discolouration on your skin after a sunburn peel. When your body is exposed to the sun for too long, it suffers severe burns and as a result, your skin starts to peel. To protect itself from the sun and to prevent it from entering deeper into the layers of your skin till the DNA and causing DNA damage, the cells in your skin start producing more amounts of pigment that is known as melanin. This pigment is the one that is responsible for the darkening patches on your skin.
When you suffer skin peeling, the topmost layers of your skin start to come off and in a few days, the new layer of skin that was lying below this one starts to come up on the surface. However, since the pigmentation does reach deeper than the topmost layer of the skin, it still shows up.
How can it be prevented?
2 *QUICK FIXES* For Discolored Skin
1. Even out the color of your skin by using makeup:
This is one of the instant fixes that you can try, but avoid unless absolutely necessary.
2. Use sunscreen once your skin starts to heals to protect it against any further hyper-pigmentation:
This will protect it against further damage from the sun.
How long will it take for skin tone to even out naturally?
It can take about a few weeks to a few months for your skin tone to become even again. If you feel it is taking too long and there is any pain or discomfort, please consult a dermatologist.