Risk factors for sunburn include:

  • Having fair skin
  • Living or vacationing somewhere sunny, warm or at high altitude
  • Working outdoors
  • Mixing outdoor recreation and drinking alcohol
  • Having a history of sunburn
  • Regularly exposing unprotected skin to UV light from sunlight or artificial sources such as tanning beds
  • Taking a drug that makes you more likely to burn (photosensitizing medications)
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