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A sunburn is skin damage caused by ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun. 

The full effects of the skin damage may take up to 24 hours to appear and long-term damage can take years to appear in the form of cancers. Protection is ESSENTIAL!

When your cells realize UV is damaging the cells your body triggers your immune system to respond with inflammation, swelling, and blood flow to the area (redness) to help get rid of the dead and damaged cells, and then there’s pain.

So, what happens: 

Your immune system kicks into overdrive

Your epidermis (outer layer of skin) is instantly damaged

You activate your body’s pain receptors

You may become itchy

You can form blisters

You start to peel

The start of these symptoms of sunburn appears within a couple of hours after sun exposure. The redness, swelling, and inflammation is part of the healing process, and it all starts while you’re still sitting outdoors. This process increases about an hour after you come in from the sun, and then peaks about 24 to 48 hours later. If you’ve accumulated too much UV damage, your skin becomes full of dead skin cells. This sets off an immune reaction.

The more severely you burn, the longer it will take for your body to replace the damaged layer of skin. Mild sunburn symptoms usually alleviate in 3 to 5 days, while more severe burns may take a couple of weeks. 

How skin reacts – If the skin cells get more UV exposure than they can handle, the damage may be beyond repair, and the cells die off. Our bodies are designed with amazing mechanisms which prevent and even correct mutations. The red irritated burning effect of sunburn is really just your blood vessels dilating to increase blood flow to the “burned” areas and delivering immune cells to the skin to help clean up (and repair) the mess.   

Our skin has layers: Epidermis, Dermis, and Subcutis. The outermost is the epidermis and is also known as the horny layer which contains keratin and protects the body by keeping external substances out. This layer is what flakes off. Keratinocytes are underlying and made up of living cells that are maturing and getting ready to reach the surface.

The basal layer is where the Melanocytes secrete melanin. This melanin generally usually takes one to three days to enter other skin cells and form the tan.  The melanin settles over the skin cells as a natural barrier to help shield from future UV exposure and burns. Your tan is created here.

The middle layer of the skin is the dermis, which is made up of Blood vessels, Lymph vessels, Hair follicles, sweat glands, Collagen bundles, Fibroblasts, and nerves. It is held together by a protein called collagen and is made by fibroblasts. Here you will find nerve endings that conduct the pain and touch signals.

The subcutis is a network of collagen and fat cells that protects the body from injury and acts as a “shock absorber” and a shield against light, heat, injury, and infection.

UV radiation transfers energy to molecules in your skin. This basically damages skin by affecting DNA, proteins, and fat. When these molecules absorb this energy in excess, the bonds holding the molecules together can break, and they form a new shape completely. This is bad news! Accurate DNA replication stops and too many DNA errors can cause the cells to self-destruct. Once these cells (keratinocytes) detect DNA damage they start producing molecules that attract immune cells into the area. An invasion of your immune system begins. If a cell becomes too damaged, it can also kill itself through a process called apoptosis.

White blood cells are then attracted to the area where the dead cells are, and they circulate and eliminate the left-over dead cells. Eventually, the dead layers lift away and blisters form where whole layers of keratinocytes have been killed, the extra fluid is released from the cells inducing swelling, red, and painful sunburned skin. 

It is our mission to support the healing process during this process.


A sunburn is your skin’s defense response to damage from UV light. So how does the skin react? If skin cells get more UV exposure than they can handle, the damage may be beyond repair, and the cells die off. Our amazing bodies are designed with repair mechanisms that can protect, prevent, and even correct mutations when DNA damage occurs from UV exposure. That RED, IRRITATED, BURNING AFFECT of sunburn is just your blood vessels dilating to increase blood flow to the “burned” areas and delivering immune cells to the skin to help clean up (and repair) the mess.  Sunburn Drink supports just that! Delivering high-impact, powerful antioxidants, nutrients, vitamins, and collagen support directly into your natural healing system.

Sunburn Drink is more easily absorbed by your body than any other outdated method; Fortified with key elements to boost immune support, promote collagen and fibroblast production, increase cutaneous blood flow, and promote, protect, and improve healthy cell regeneration in your skin’s deeper layers thus supporting the body’s ability to restore itself naturally and timelier. Our powerful, well-balanced combination of skin-supporting micro and macronutrients are absorbed through ingestion and circulate through your bloodstream to your skin.

When we ingest nutrients, antioxidants, and proteins our body (stomach acid) breaks it down and converts it into the bloodstream to be distributed throughout our body and to the correct layers of the skin. 

Antioxidants are known to help protect from free radicals on a cellular level and absorption of ultraviolet radiation into the skin is a direct cause of cellular free radical damage. They also neutralize the side effects of UV-damaged cells. Sunburn Drink has also included collagen and collagen boosters in the proprietary blend to aid in the breakdown of amino acids to increase the skin’s hydration, laxity, and appearance of wrinkles and saggy skin. 

Sunburn Drink delivers a carefully selected blend of micro and macronutrients and powerful anti-oxidation support straight to the epicenter of your healing machine – the gut. Sunburn Drink is rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants which improve protein synthesis in our body and skin tissues, increase cutaneous blood flow and expedite your body’s natural healing process.