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Is facial sunburn related to hormones ?

hi, this is about my nephew who has got facial sunburn. he had it since he was 13 years old. he is 15 now. the sunburn on his face looks real bad,looks so dark, that i fear that his facial skin will eventually in the long run turn bad. he moves bout in the sun, as he has no choice being in the tropics.is it something that has to do with his puberty,hormones,or thyroids. please help. thanks
Mon, 1 Aug 2011
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Hello,

Thanks for posting your query.

Sunburns are more common in fair skinned persons.

He is supposed to use sunscreen on all exposed parts. The Sun Protection Factor SPF should be above 15 usually.

He can use SPF-30, since he is more prone for sun burns.

He is supposed to use it even if he is at home.

It would not be related to puberty, hormones or thyroids.

Hope I have answered your query.

Wishing you good health.

Regards,
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Is facial sunburn related to hormones ?

Hello, Thanks for posting your query. Sunburns are more common in fair skinned persons. He is supposed to use sunscreen on all exposed parts. The Sun Protection Factor SPF should be above 15 usually. He can use SPF-30, since he is more prone for sun burns. He is supposed to use it even if he is at home. It would not be related to puberty, hormones or thyroids. Hope I have answered your query. Wishing you good health. Regards,