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Sunburnt skin feels hot and sore. It may flake and peel after a few days. It looks red on white skin but can be harder to spot on black or brown skin.

You can usually ease sunburn with things like aftersun cream and painkillers. Have a cool shower and drink plenty of water to cool down.

Sunburn is damage to the skin caused by too much sun.

Page last reviewed: 23/05/2022
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