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The Dangerous Thing Teens Are Doing on Sunny Days
Before you let your teenager enjoy a trip to the beach with her friends, you may want to be informed about what's currently "all the rage" on Instagram and other social media sites—they're calling it sunburn art.
As if suffering from a painful sunburn weren't bad enough back in the day, kids today are now making a TREND out of patterns made with sunblock, exposing the unprotected skin to the harmful rays of the sun, therefore causing a "sunburn tattoo."
Once they bake on the beach or by the pool and get their desired results, these teens will flock to Instagram to post a picture of their supposed "artwork," hoping to reach record likes from their friends.
But what they may not know is how dangerous this practice really is.
"Medical professionals from the U.S. Skin Cancer Foundation have warned that the reckless practice of sunburn art will lead to skin peeling and damage and ," according toThe Independent.
Experts went on to say, "Sunburns cause DNA damage to the skin, accelerate skin aging, and increase your lifetime skin cancer risk."
What's even scarier is that getting as little asfivesunburns as a kid can increase one's risk of melanoma by 80%. That's enough for most of us to go running inside, stat.
We hope these warnings stop the sunburn tattoo trend among teenagers immediately, but we know how adolescents can be in their rebellious stage.
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