Sunburn Art Is A Dangerous New Beauty Trend
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Tan lines, which used to be the most dreaded marks of the summer, have now turned into a questionable beauty trend known as “sunburn art.”
It is well known that sunburns are dangerous and have a harmful effect on our skin. Yet this summer, some people have decided to leave out the sunscreen in order to keep up with this trend. People are purposely applying sunscreen to their skin in artistic shapes, and then allowing the areas without sunscreen to burn in order to create #SunburnArt. Sunbathers are also using temporary tattoos on their skin and using them as stencils for their sunburn art. Individuals then share their sunned skin on social media for everyone to see.
Not only does this “art” look painful, but the effects of it will last much longer than the trend itself. Dermatologists have advised against this trend, explaining that sunburn art can increase the chances of developing skin cancer and can also cause premature ageing to the skin.
“This is where popular culture is clashing with medical advice”, New York-based dermatologist Dr. Barney Kenet explains to abc News. Dr. Kenet continues to describe, “It’s really obvious that sunburn does two things to you: it gives you lines and freckles and wrinkles and it also causes skin cancer, especially melanoma”.
Basically, try not to dive into this summer’s latest trend of #SunburnArt, unless you want to damage your skin. Instead, lather up on sunscreen before heading out into the sun and maybe put on a flash tattoo instead!
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