Skin burn

Now we are all sometimes burned, but how harmful is this for your skin and how can you best deal with this? That is why we will explain in this article what the consequences may be of burnt skin and how this can be prevented.


The skin is known as the largest organ in our body. This must of course be well cared for like all other organs in our body. That is why we want to take good care of your skin in this article, since the sun starts to shine more often, that is nice and pleasant, but for a radiant skin it is sometimes better to step out of the sun.

The sun is your number 1 enemy when it comes to aging and wrinkles. To prevent this and to rejuvenate your skin, it is recommended to take sunscreen! Sunscreen protects your skin from the sun’s rays and has a positive effect on the repair of your skin.

Also in the colder periods it is recommended to apply sunburn to your skin. In the winter, the sun can also shine, which can be just as dangerous with a reflection or a bright sun as in the summer

Consequences of skin burning

The effects of burning the sun can be divided into long and short term. In the short term blisters, a red color, fever, nausea, shivering and molting play a major role. In the long term, skin burning can even lead to skin cancer, age spots and aging. There are three different degrees of combustion. It concerns a first degree combustion, second degree burn, third degree burn even a fourth degree burn.

First-degree burning

The skin is not destroyed during first-degree burning. Hence the name ‘first degree burn instead of burn’. This form of combustion occurs most often when the sun is unprotected for too long. This degree of burning is not dangerous and usually disappears after a day. It is recommended, however, that your skin is well smeared with a lotion or sunscreen after burning. Also, a painkiller can not hurt to suppress the pain. When blisters arise, it is time to call the doctor.Characteristics of a first-degree combustion:

  • Red / pink skin
  • Igniting feeling
  • Dry skin
  • The skin is not destroyed
  • Swollen skin

Second-degree burn

A second-degree burn has two phases. The first phase is characterized superficially. The second phase goes deeper into the skin. The two phases are difficult to distinguish. If the skin is broken or destroyed, you will need to contact the doctor. It is always recommended to leave the wound in lukewarm water for 10-15 minutes. Curing and repairing a second-degree burn can take up to 5 weeks. Characteristics of a second-degree combustion (Phase 1)

  • Pink / red skin (Shining)
  • Pain
  • Damage to the epidermis
  • Damage to leather skin
  • Blisters
  • Elastic feeling

Characteristics of a second-degree combustion (Phase 2)

  • Blisters
  • Pain
  • Elastic feeling
  • Red / white skin color
  • Dermis more seriously damaged compared to phase 1
  • Cuticle more severely damaged compared to phase 1

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Third-degree burn

A third-degree burn is characterized with complete damage to the dermis and epidermis. Damage to the subcutaneous fat tissue. Where even the nerves are affected. This ensures no pain. The pain is often in the second-degree wound that surrounds it. With a third-degree wound it is recommended to urgently warn the doctor, in which case skin grafting is required in most cases. Characteristics of a third-degree combustion

  • No pain
  • Tightly
  • Full damage to the epidermis
  • Full damage to the leather skin
  • Brown / white / brown color

Fourth-degree combustion

One speaks of three different degrees of incineration, but a number of experts even talk about a fourth-degree combustion. You would prefer not to think about this, that there is even talk of the term carbonization. In the fourth-degree burn, the burn is so deep that even the bones and muscle tissue have been damaged and destroyed. This is the worst form of burn and is fatal / life threatening.

What to do with a combustion?

If your skin is burned you have to take various measures depending on the combustion. Here you can think of the use of sun lotion / cream, the burned part long lasting under lukewarm running water to keep, a lukewarm shower at larger parts, lots of drinking and the use of the GP / first aid and the doctor.


Do you have a question about burnt skin?


That sunburn is not good for the skin you might know for years, but do you use the good sunscreen? Important to know is that when you buy a sunscreen, it should provide protection for both UV-B and UV-A. Explanation:

  • UV-B has to do with the outer layer of your skin. If the sun touches the outermost layer of your skin too much, then this chance of cancer increases because the direct photochemistry causes damage to your DNA, which leads to mutation in your genes. This plays a big role in wrinkles and aging of your skin because the collagen and elastic are broken 67.
  • UV-A refers to sun rays that go deeper into the skin, where the risk of cancer is increased, because radioactive oxygen radicals in our body are enlarged. These affect the DNA again.

In addition to UV-B and UV-A protection, it is recommended to use a cream / lotion. Zinc oxide is healthy our body, but has a healthier effect on our body when it is lubricated. A good example is the products of Laboratories de Biarritz. The sunscreen of this brand offers both protection of UV-A and UV-B, but is often also offered as lotion / cream. In addition, the products are made on a natural basis, and also pay attention to the zinc oxide.

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Sunscreen at Vital20

Vital20 sells organic sunscreen from the well-known Laboratoires de Biarritz brand. The products of Laboratoires de Biarritz are mainly aimed at protecting the skin and the sun for both adults and children. Seaweed is used here. Seaweed is an indispensable source for the discovery of new chemical compounds. The research that takes place every day helps to describe new properties of algae every day. Every day, the diversity of this unique ingredient is examined. Another aim of this research on these molecules is to gain a better understanding of the ecology of marine life. In search of optimal protection for the skin and a better respect for the environment, Laboratoires de Biarritz uses exclusively mineral sunscreen. Mineral sunscreen are micronized fine powders with a high opacity based on zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. The sunburn forms a thin protective layer that intercepts the sun’s rays. The advantages of the protective sunscreen from Laboratoires de Biarritz are:


  • Powerful antioxidant molecules (including carotenoids and flavonoids)
  • Mineral salts
  • Essential amino acids
  • They are immediately active and protect against UVB, UVA and HEV
  • They are harmless, in contrast to chemical filters
  • Without nanoparticles
  • Ecological, non-polluting and do not change the marine ecosystem

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