If you have skin that sunburns quickly, then it is practically a guarantee that for every red blotch of skin you are experiencing skin damage. Sunburn is most often mild and can heal within a couple of days to a week. But if you have a nasty case of sunburn, second-degree burns might be incurred. If this is the case, even the top layer of skin, the epidermis, will burn the skin below. The level of your dermis may be badly harmed, and the skin may blister and scabbing, and even look wet. It could take several weeks to recover if your sunburn is this drastic.