If you’ve ever forgotten to put on sunscreen when visiting the pool or the beach, you’ve probably been the victim of a nasty sunburn. We’ve all been there. And of course, with the popular push for more natural products these days, people are giving coconut oil a try.
A word to the wise: don’t use coconut oil. It won’t offer any protection from UV rays. In fact, you may end up with the worst sunburn of your life.
No, the best course of action is to get sunscreen with proper UV protection. Your skin will thank you!
Sun damage is problematic for more reasons than one. When you don’t wear sunscreen, you increase your risk of skin cancer. Depending on how bad your sunburn is, you may even need to go to the hospital — people have gotten second-degree burns from the sun before!
Do you want to know the most amazing thing? If you remember your grade school science classes, you know the sun is 92.96 million miles away from earth. Yet, it can still wreak havoc on our skin and cause pain. So, take my word for it and slap another layer of sunscreen on.