There is no doubt that at one time or another, a person has experienced sunburn. We all know that our skins need melanin to protect them from getting damaged. The amount of melanin one has will be determined with skin natural color. For instance, those with darker skins will tend to have higher melanin. So when you expose your skin to UVB rays, it is important to note that your body does not have enough melanin that can actually protect itself. This means that the rays of the sun will damage the skin cells present in your body and this makes it to turn red, hot and at the same time very bruised. For the effects of this condition to be noticeable, you will have to wait for about 2-6 hours once you have been exposed to the sun. in addition to this, the damaged skin will tend to remain that way for about 3-5 days before the damaged cells can be rid of via peeling. This condition is described as an ultraviolet burn to an individual’s skin. While this is the case, it is always advisable to be well prepared especially if you know you are going to expose your skin to direct sunlight.