Why do I get a sun rash when summer begins?

In the beginning of summer, your skin has not seen the sun for a year and is not used to it. When your skin is at its lightest, you are most likely to get burned. Because of this, that first exposure to sun you have can cause a burn and a reaction in your skin presenting like a rash. For this reason, it's important to make sure you always wear sunscreen, especially early on in the season, when your skin is at its lightest.

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