FICTION

NO! No, no, no, no, no!
Any regular Beauty Geeks know that the sun’s powerful UV rays are damaging to the skin. What we see as sunburn is the initial damage to the skin – redness, heat, sensitivity, itchiness… you know the signs! We go brown after exposure to UV, because the skin responds by producing melanin, the skin’s pigment, which helps absorb UV rays to protect the skin from future exposure.
BUT, you HAVE damaged your skin – tan or no tan! UV exposure (especially to the point where you’re getting sunburn) dramatically increases the risk of developing skin cancer, and also accelerates skin ageing. It’s NOT okay to let yourself burn. Broad-range sunscreens are a must-have, whether it’s on the beach in Barbados or the sunny sands of the local seaside.