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What scientifically happens when you get sunburnt?

I just got one and started wondering. Please don't say "When your in the sun too long", because to you I say "Duhh".

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A sunburn is a form of radiation burn that affects living tissue, such as skin, that results from an overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, commonly from the sun. Usually, normal symptoms in humans and other animals consist of 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.

http://www.ask.com/wiki/Sunburn?o=2801&qsrc=999

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It is burn like any other burn from a flame or boiling water. That layer of skin is essentially "cooked."

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When one has been exposed to uv rays from the sun too long the skin begins to tan or burn & this usually leads to peeling, painful, & dry skin the best treatment is aloe vera or some kind of burn treatment

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throw a hunk of meat under the broiler in your oven and watch - same result-- the sun is taking the moisture out of your skin (tightening it) - and when there is no more moisture, it starts to burn (broil). its how long you choose to cook (and some heredity) that determines your color

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Scientifically future skin cancer, aging of the skin, dry skin. I find Noxzema works the best for sunburns.

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I'll try it, thanks, I hate sunburns
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