We all know this is pretty common for many people to experience sunburn while tanning. If you have the skin type that easily sunburns, then it is basically a guarantee that you are experiencing skin damage with every red blotch of skin. Most times sunburn is mild and will heal within a few days to a week. But if you get a really nasty case of sunburn, you could actually incur second degree burns. If this is the case, your skin can be burned below even the top layer of skin, the epidermis. You dermis level can be severely damaged, and skin can begin to blister and scab, and even appear wet. If your sunburn is this drastic, it could take several weeks to heal.
More Moles and Freckles
Although we all naturally have moles, some skin tones are more prone to developing a greater number of moles or freckles as a result of over-exposure to the sun. This happens when melanocyte cells begin to clump together. Fair-skinned people are more susceptible to mole development from soaking up the sun, which can be dangerous if those moles become abnormal.