Vince Bertucci, MD, FRCPC: Bertucci MedSpa

8The Big Chill – By Lesa Hannah

“You went and got burned, so the least you can do is help your poor skin recover. That, and don’t ever let it happen again.

Whether you didn’t think to reapply your sunscreen or were simply being an idiot and not wearing any, a slap on the wrist isn’t the only thing you’ll get for developing a sunburn. According to Woodbridge, Ontario-based dermatologist Dr. Vince Bertucci, you’ll acquire blisters, peeling and thickened skin, as well as depleted Langerhans cells (important in immune surveillance) and sunburn cells. Porcelain-skinned people are the most susceptible to being scorched, Bertucci says, as they have “limited” ability to produce melanin, also known as pigment, which is important in protection from UV rays.”

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