The sun is the strongest natural source of ultraviolet radiation and it can be harmful if you are exposed to it for a long time.
It’s not only the sun’s UV rays that cause skin damage, but also infrared radiation from heat lamps, tanning beds and other sources. The ultraviolet rays from the sun penetrate your skin more deeply than infrared radiation from lamps and can destroy your skin cells
Even if you have never had problems with sunlight or sunburn in the past, your area of burns or skin grafts is prone to sunburn and pigmentation changes. People with major burn injuries do not sweat as much and, when exposed to high temperatures and physical exertion, have an increased risk of heat exhaustion and heatstroke. These injuries can cause irritation or worse and increase the risk of scarring, so it is best to avoid them.
People who work outdoors for long periods need sun protection year-round, as they have an increased risk of skin cancer. Daily sunscreen at any time and a combination of these five sunscreen measures can reduce your risk of sunburn. How to treat sunburn Your skin can burn when it gets too much sun without adequate protection (sunscreen and clothing).
Many people believe that exposing their scars by tanning will help to integrate them into their complexion. Sun exposure can cause hyperpigmentation, which darkens the skin, and hypopigmentation (lightening of the skin), which can thicken blisters and scars, making the treatment of scars more difficult. Due to their sensitivity to scars, they are susceptible to damage from harmful UVA and UVB rays.
The re-pigmentation can also be influenced by UV light (sunlight from the tan), and once it has healed, the skin will not fade as the rest of the tan disappears. When the burn needs skin grafts to heal, the grafted area becomes darker than the surrounding, intact skin.
Some people conclude that extra color from the sun helps their scars to blend in and fade. On the contrary, too much exposure can cause further discoloration of the scar, and the scar tissue is more susceptible to sun damage than the rest of the skin.
For this reason, it is crucial to protect your scars and skin from the UV rays of the sun. Good ways to do this are to stay in the sun for a long time, apply SPF 30 sunscreen to the skin around the scars, look for shadows and wear protective clothing. Natalie Curcio, MD, MPH, FAAD, a Certified Dermatologist who practices in Nashville, said that the extent of sunburn depends on your skin type, but people with fair skin have a higher risk of severe sunburn due to the number of UV rays you receive.
Our dermatologists recommend scar creams and sunscreens such as SPF35, which reduce the appearance of scars and protect the skin from harmful UV rays. With panthenol, the texture and elasticity of the skin can also be improved as it helps to maintain the moisture content of the skin and reduce the occurrence of redness. When the skin begins to peel, this is a sign that the body is trying to get rid of its damaged cells.
You can use many of the same techniques that are used to alleviate non-peeling sunburns. Dr Curcio says the first step to healing sunburnt skin is to step out of the sun and treat sunburn immediately if you notice it.