Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Sunburn :)

Dear Reader :]

I had an awesome get-together with mah homies! WHADDUP?!  We went to a resort and swam all day and all night. Some of my friends got sunburned. So that's today's topic. :]

I'm too tired to write a complete post so I'm just going to be lazy and copy and paste some stuff.

A sunburn is a burn to living tissue, such as skin, which is produced by overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, commonly from the sun's rays. Usual mild symptoms in humans and animals include red or reddish skin that is hot to the touch, general fatigue, and mild dizziness. An excess of UV radiation can be life-threatening in extreme cases. Exposure of the skin to lesser amounts of UV radiation will often produce a suntan.
Excessive UV radiation is the leading cause of primarily non-malignant skin tumors. Sunscreen is widely agreed to prevent sunburn, although some scientists argue that it may not effectively protect against malignant melanoma, which either is caused by a different part of the ultraviolet spectrum or is not caused by sun exposure at all. Clothing, including hats, is considered the preferred skin protection method. Moderate sun tanning without burning can also prevent subsequent sunburn, as it increases the amount of melanin, a skin photoprotectant pigment that is the skin's natural defense against overexposure. Importantly, both sunburn and the increase in melanin production are triggered by direct DNA damage. When the skin cells' DNA is damaged by UV radiation, type I cell-death is triggered and the skin is replaced. Malignant melanoma may occur as a result of indirect DNA damage if the damage is not properly repaired. Proper repair occurs in the majority of DNA damage, and as a result not every exposure to UV results in cancer. The only cure for sunburn is slow healing, although some skin creams can help with the symptoms.

All from our trusty Wikipedia :D

Here's my own take on being sunburned :)

If you didn't get my drawing, those are kisses by the way. :))

This summer, don't forget to bring sunscreen :D
You DO NOT wanna end up like this guy :
Willy Wonka's Oompa Loompa
too much tan!
Anyway, that's it for today :D (stay un-burned)
More tomorrow :]

Peace out, much love, stay on the rush. Rawr! 

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