Summer's just around the corner, but it comes with a tax; sunburns. We all love playing in the sun, maybe at a beach or swimming in your pool, but if don't take the right precautions we can end up with a nasty red burn on our ill-prepared skin. Though painful, it may not seem like that big of a problem, and most of the time it isn't. But it can be.
What is a sunburn, anyway?
The outer layer of skin (the epidermis), the one you can touch and can feel, is dead skin cells. But just below these are living cells, which are easily killed by the ultraviolet light coming from the sun's rays. And when you expose yourself to UV light, you're basically damaging/killing your living cells.