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How do you prevent and treat a sunburn?

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Photo of Mariya Javed

“I just put sunblock on, but I usually don’t get sunburned because I have darker skin. If I do, I put that aloe vera gel on.”

Photo of Mila Mimica

“With sunblock. I’m out in the sun a lot, but I only wear it every once in a while. When I do get burned, I just suffer through it. It goes away in a couple days.”

Photo of Nick Mann

“Wear sunscreen and try to stay out of the sun. I’m pretty tan already, so I don’t get burned often. If I do, I really don’t worry about it.”

Photo of Kendra Moore

“I try to wear sunscreen when I’m swimming, but not all of the time. I use aloe and ice if I get burned.”

Photo of Ali Zaidi

“I try to stay in the shade or wear a hat. I use aloe vera if I get burned. Taking a cold shower kind of helps, too.”

Photo of Morgan Mills

“I wear sunscreen when I know I’m going to be outside for more than an hour. I take a cold shower when I’m burned and try not to be out in the sun for a while.”

Photo of Justin Steffan

“I don’t do anything to prevent it. I just let my skin burn. Then I peel it off and let it heal.”

Photo of Jenny Pchelinski

“I try to stay in the shade and wear a hat and sunglasses. I haven’t had a sunburn in a year, though. I don’t really burn.”

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H_Lecter 11 years, 11 months ago

Prevention: It puts the lotion on it's skin or it gets...

Treatment: Peel off all the skin and start fresh

Linda Endicott 11 years, 11 months ago

Prevention: stay out of the sun as much as possible. Use sunscreen with a high SPF rating if you do get out in the sun.

Treatment: depends on how severe the sunburn is.

Remember, those suntans of today are the wrinkles and skin cancer of tomorrow.

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