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Sunburn is skin damage caused by ultraviolet (UV) rays. Too much exposure to UV light can make your skin red and painful. This may lead to peeling or blistering.
Symptoms of sunburn
The symptoms of sunburn vary from person to person, and depend on your skin type and the length of time you are exposed to UV rays.
Causes of sunburn
Sunburn is caused by overexposure to sunlight, which contains ultraviolet radiation (UV rays).
Treating sunburn
If you have sunburn, you should avoid direct sunlight by covering up the affected areas of skin and staying in the shade until your sunburn has healed.
Risks of sunburn
There are a number of risks associated with prolonged exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays.