PIC: The latest unhealthy trend is Sunburn Art

The hasgtag #sunburnart has cused quite a stir. It looks like one of the first unhealthy trends to not take hold.

Beginning on Instagram, #sunburnart is the latest in a series of unhealthy challenges like the belly-button and collarbone challenges.


#sunburnart #sun #dögmeleg☀️🌞🏊🏻

A photo posted by Sztike Huszka (@sztike01) on Jul 5, 2015 at 6:45am PDT


#sunburn #sunburnart #crazy #ilovemylife #accident #innocent #duchess #Monaco

A photo posted by Maycka D. (@mayckad) on Jul 5, 2015 at 6:17am PDT


Heute wieder #vollgaaas whup whup :D #sunburnart #pflasterkunst #zuvielsonne #pardyhard

A photo posted by Nina (@niinaaa_hehe) on Jul 4, 2015 at 8:44am PDT

Luckily it seems this is one trend people are against from the off, knowing the dangers of lengthy sun exposure to unprotected skin.

The patterns have been achieved by wearing stencils or strategically placed sunscreen.

The American Skin Cancer Foundation is advising strongly the public to "avoid sunburns at all costs. A sunburn is not only painful - it's dangerous and comes with consequences."

"Sunburns cause DNA damage to the skin, accelerate skin ageing, and increase your lifetime skin cancer risk. In fact, sustaining five or more sunburns in youth increases lifetime melanoma risk by 80 per cent. On average, a person's risk for melanoma doubles if he or she has had more than five sunburns."

So grab the SPF next time you head out this Summer.


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