Preventative Tips

Windburn – Does it Exist?

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Team MoleMap Creator
Posted 10/06/15

When someone says they have windburn they believe the wind has caused their skin to burn, rather than the sun. If it’s windy and you get a red face, it’s likely to be sunburn – there’s no such thing as ‘windburn’.

Remember that sunburn is caused by UV radiation, which is not related to temperature – a cooler or windy day can have a similar UV index to a warmer day.