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What is Apoptosis and Scientific Sunburn?

What is the Sunburn Cycle?

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Learn about the 3 stages of The Sunburn Cycle.                                                        

Some Myths about Sunscreen

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Why do you get sunburn even when you wear sunscreen?

Redefining The Role of Sunscreen

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Learn about how naturally occurring ingredients can help protect you from apoptosis.

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Scientific Sunburn Explained

What is Scientific Sunburn? 1, 2, 3

Scientific Sunburn  includes three discrete stages or phases –

  1. Phase I – Inflammation;
  2. Phase II – New Tissue Formation;
  3. Phase III – Apoptosis (Peeling).

The natural human sunburn cycle (without the use of any sun lotions or sunscreens) is approximately one week in length (7 days) from start to finish. There are three basic stages or phases. These include Inflammation, New Tissue Formation, and Apoptosis (visible peeling). Inflammation consists of redness and irritation of the skin starting 20-30 minutes from the time of sun exposure. It usually lasts around 2-3 days, but can also last up to 5 or 6 days depending upon UV exposure intensity. New Tissue Formation starts some time after initial exposure and it is complete within one week. Apoptosis is when the top layer of dead skin cells peels off to reveal a new tissue layer beneath. This whole process is complete within approximately 7 days from the time of exposure.   

What is Apoptosis? 

Apoptosis (programmed cell death) can occur in response to UV A/B light. This is also known as apoptotic or scientific sunburn. Some people tan by increasing melanin production following sun exposure. The melanin pigment which absorbs UV light is the natural defense system of the human body against sun damage. However, some people do not tan well and experience sunburn instead. This occurs when the unprotected skin cells are actually killed by solar radiation and fall off the surface of the body within a week.

What does Sunscreen do?

It has been shown in scientific studies that sunburn can occur despite the use of sunscreen (15 SPF) during winter months in a mild climate. In addition, sunburn may still occur while wearing stronger sunscreens (30 SPF). Although they may lessen or even eliminate the first phase of redness and inflammation, the second and third phases may not be prevented by wearing sunscreen. Since it is the last phase [Apoptosis] that has been linked to skin cancer, this reflects a potential lack of efficacy.

What should Sunscreen do?

Sunscreen should help prevent all three phases of sunburn and, most importantly, block peeling, or, apoptosis following exposure to solar radiation.

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