Did you know that your risk of getting melanoma doubles if you’ve been sunburnt more than five times? Many of us would have been ‘fried’ at least that often in our lifetime, and unfortunately, once you’ve been sunburned, the damage is already done.
It can happen so easily. You’re out playing, swimming or working in the sun – or you nod off — and before you know it, you’re bright red and feeling the pain. It can take several hours for the full damage to show itself, so get out of the sun at the first sign of sunburn – and follow these helpful tips to try to help soothe the burn and swelling.