What to do if you get sunburn?

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Of course, everyone knows how important it is to use sunscreen. But sometimes it does not help, and no matter how diligently you apply it time after time, there is still too much sun. When a sunburn has already been received, I want to speed up the healing process and soothe the red, inflamed skin.

  1. Solve the problem from the inside.
    You return home from the beach, look in the mirror, and … you understand that you are in danger. As soon as you notice that your skin is redder than usual, take a pill of an anti-inflammatory drug such as aspirin or ibuprofen. This will help relieve inflammation and redness and relieve pain.
  2. Cooldown
    Then you need to take a shower and wash off salt and sand with cold water, which can cause itching of sensitive skin. Have a bath? Better. Add a glass of oatmeal to cool water – this will enhance the soothing effect.
  3. Moisten the burn site
    The sun evaporates moisture from the skin, so be sure to use a moisturizer in the next few days. An ordinary children’s one is also suitable, but it is better to find a cream containing aloe, glycerin, or hyaluronic acid. And remember that the cream is best stored in the refrigerator: it will stay fresh longer.
  4. Make a compress
    Use a compress soaked in skim milk, egg white, or green tea. Protein envelops and soothes the burn, and green tea relieves skin irritation.
  5. Drink more water
    The sun deprives moisture not only of the skin but of the whole body. Therefore, you may feel very tired after a day in the heat.

You can prevent the harmful effects of the sun if you drink plenty of water and eat juicy fruits and berries, such as watermelon, melon, or grapes.

8 thoughts on “What to do if you get sunburn?”

  1. I am Irish decent so I get burnt really easy!!! But I am allergic to aloe!!

    These are absolutely brilliant tips!! The sun does suck out the moisture and if I don’t replenish the moisture back – eventually I will peel like a snake 🐍 😝😝😝 so gross!!!

    By putting the moisture back… it helps the burn!!

    The only tip I have not tried is number 4… the next time I will try that ❤️ (hopefully I wouldn’t have a next time – but it’s that Irish skin and I’m in California lol… so it’s inevitable)

    Thank you!! 😘❤️

  2. You can also apply apple-cider vinegar to the burn. Soak a rag in it and place the rag on the burn, or repeatedly, gently apply the apple-cider vinegar with a something like a cotton ball. This method can help prevent blistering (depends on severity of burn) and it can speed up healing.

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