Risk of skin cancer from summer day game 'sunburn tattoo'

Exposing the sun for a long time to shape the skin causes skin to suffer from burns, burns, wrinkles and cancer risk due to UV rays.

Exposing the sun for a long time to shape the skin causes skin to suffer from burns, burns, wrinkles and cancer risk due to UV rays.

To have a tattoo-like image, many people cover or apply sunscreen on an area of ​​the body and then expose it to sunburn. At that time, the area without sunburn will create the desired shape such as the icon of bat, star, medal .

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Man with medal tattoo in front of chest.(Photo: The sun).

This is a harmless summer day game, but there is a potential risk of serious health and skin cancer . "To get a clear picture, you must damage the tissue around the skin enough to tear or burn badly," said Rachel Nazarian, a dermatologist at the American Academy of Dermatology. The doctor objected to sitting in the sun outside to create "tattoos" that caused dull skin, burns, wrinkles, sagging, loss of collagen.

"Sunbathing without sunscreen also damages DNA in your skin cells, causing skin aging and leading to skin cancer , " said Dr. Debra Jaliman, a dermatologist in the US.

Whitney Bowe dermatologist also said that creating "sunburn tattoos" is not safe, especially when many children in America also play this game. According to the doctor, "this is the action of those who are ignorant and disregarding health because just a sunburn can double the risk of melanoma".

To protect the skin from ultraviolet rays, doctors recommend not going from 10am to 16pm because this is the time when UV rays are the strongest. When outside, physical protective measures include hats, sunglasses, umbrellas, masks, gloves, socks, dark clothes and shelter under the shade. Use SPF 30+ sunscreen and reapply every two hours.