sunburn


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Synonyms for sunburn

a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun

Related Words

redness of the skin caused by exposure to the rays of the sun

get a sunburn by overexposure to the sun

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Further tests showed that the additional melanin protected the mice against UV-induced DNA damage, sunburn, and skin cancer.
Sun exposure and experience of blistering sunburns have been identified as important risk factors for adult melanoma.
Even without sunburn, intense sunlight causes permanent changes in the skin.
Melanotan has completed a Phase II clinical trial in Australia which demonstrated the drug increases melanin content by up to 100% and reduces sunburn injury by up to 50% in fair-skinned volunteers.
Accumulation of sunburn damages the skin's DNA and is a major cause of cancer and ageing, they said.
To prevent sunburn anytime of the year and in all environments, use sunscreen with a sun protection factor of at least 15 and cover all exposed skin.
Blond or red hair color, greater body surface area, and sunburns in the second through fourth decades of life were other significant risk factors.
Tanners seem convinced that establishing a "base tan" will protect them from sunburn, an idea dermatologists dismiss as a myth.
If you normally get a sunburn after five minutes under the noonday sun, a product with an SPF of 15 would let you stay outside 15 times longer (75 minutes, in this case) before you started to burn.
We began discussing my topic for the upcoming issue, and I told everyone that I would be covering natural treatments for sunburn.
In a study of 1,192 children, 72% had at least one severe sunburn during the summer of 1998 (Pediatrics 110[1]:27-35, 2002).
Even girls who wouldn't dream of scarring their body with a tattoo, however, think nothing of scarring it with a sunburn.
Her oldest, 6-year-old Rachel, however, has never had a sunburn.
The sun's damaging rays can cause a serious sunburn in just a short time, indicates Kathleen Delaney, professor of emergency medicine.