Sunburn Art increases Risk of Skin Cancer

Dermatologists are warning about a new trend designed at creating elaborate body art with sunburns.

People are using sunscreen to draw designs on their bodies before getting a severe sunburn so that the “design” created with the sunscreen is visible.

Doctors have reported that this trend is very dangerous since it is a type of sunburn and can increase a person’s risk of getting melanoma by 50 percent and cause premature ageing to the skin.

Doctors recommend wearing SPF 30 sun block while spending time outdoors. They also said sun block creams work much better than the spray.

An estimated 73,000 cases of invasive melanoma will be diagnosed in the United States in 2015, according to the American Cancer Society.

Melanoma accounts for less than two percent of skin cancer cases but the majority of skin cancer deaths.

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