Skin IQ (49 of 60) – Myth Busting – Windburn

October 16, 2011

Myth busting – Windburn

When someone says they have windburn they believe the wind has caused their skin to burn, rather than the sun.

Windburn is actually a myth. It is likely that if you are red and appear sunburnt after being outside in windy conditions, you may actually be sunburnt1.

Some people might believe the redness on the skin is due to the wind as it wasn’t a hot day.  Heat is not a reflection of the actual UV radiation.  Remember that with high altitude activities, such as skiing or hiking, the weather might be cold but the UV radiation can be high.

Cancer Council Australia. 10 myths about sun protection. [online]. 2012 [cited 20/08/2013]. Available at URL: http://www.sunsmart.com.au/downloads/resources/brochures/10_myths_about_sun_protection.pdf
 
 

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