Summer is here, and with that, some people are rushing to the beach in order to participate in the latest new trend: sunburning designs into their skin.
The hashtag #sunburntart has become a thing now, and some people are actually participating. In order to do this, and please don’t, people apply sunscreen to certain areas, and then just let the unprotected skin burn in order to create the design of their choice. Because if you’re going to get skin cancer, at least do it in style.
Of course experts and dermatologists everywhere are warning people of this stupid new trend.
“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,” Dr Barney Kenet told ABC News.
“Then there’s the motivation for getting a good burn. The practice is tempting them to burn even worse.”
Another dermatologist, Dr. Alster, also chimed in stating “A sunburn is worse than a tan, but any time you’re in contact with ultraviolet light, you’re damaging your skin.”
These are facts that everyone knows, or at least should know, so it’s scary to see adults participating in this when there are thousands of people suffering from long term consequences because of the sun.
Drown yourself in self-tanning products if you want some color on your skin instead. Check out some more of the #sunburntart designs here