Most people see sun burn as nothing more than a temporary discomfort - this is a foolish way of thinking. Although not instantly visible, once your skin takes on a red glow, starts itching and stinging the damage to your skin has already been done. Discomfort and pain is often at its peak only six to forty-eight hours after UV exposure. In extreme cases the skin actually forms blisters that fill with liquid.
It's characteristic for some swelling to occur (especially if the area round the leg has been burnt), toxins (free radicals) to be released and a fever to develop. Peeling which is usually the last stage, only starts about 4 to 7 days after the over exposure.
Continued exposure can increase the risk of skin cancer and speed up the visible aging process (premature aging.)
To avoid sunburn follow the recommended sun bed guidelines. Do not lie outside between 10am - 3pm and always wear a sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher.What is the Best Treatment for Sun Burn?
In the event you have sustained sun burn from a tanning device there are a number of suggested remedies and treatments listed below:
If you blister, swell and there is fluid oozing, you have possibly sustained a secondary degree sun burn. See a physician right away and refrain from using lotions or creams on the burn. Breaking the blisters could cause infection to set in.