It is summer time, and the beach and pool are where most people are at. There are many fun summer activities that you can enjoy, however, it is essential to watch out for sunburns. Sunburn is the result of excess sun exposure, and of course, it is most common in summer when the sun rays are most active.
The severity of sunburns varies from mild (redness, light burn, and peeling) or as severe as sun poisoning (blistering, infection and skin burning).
The best remedy is merely preventing sunburns.
- Apply for protection whenever exposed to the sun rays.
- Cover your skin and face.
- Stay in the shade.
- Avoid staying under the sun rays for too long.
- Wear protective eyewear.
In today’s post, we will discuss how to heal and soothe sunburned skin.
What to do?
- Take cool baths
Cold water will cool hot the stinging and burning feeling on your skin. Try to shower with old water if you are dealing with painful sunburn. Make sure that after you are done, do not rub your skin – this will cause irritation. Dry the skin by patting with a soft towel. Make sure not to dry all the water to keep your body cooled for some time.
There are many over the counter moisturizers that can be bought to soothe burned skin. Try to purchase lotions that contain Aloe Vera. Aloe Vera helps relieve sunburn pain and acts as an excellent moisturizer for peeling skin.
- Essentials Oils
You can choose natural products if you do not want to buy manufactured ones. You can use lavender oil and coconut oil – in small amounts. Both can be used as moisturizers and help soothe irritated skin.
- Keep hydrated
It is essential to drink a lot of water when you are sunburned and when you are not. Drinking water will cool down the skin internally – which will help speed up the healing process. You have to replace the lost body fluids.
- Care for your skin
If you have blisters, make sure to protect them. It is best to cover the area to avoid the tearing and bursting of blisters or else the situation will get worse- leading to infection. Avoid picking and peeling your skin!
- Try to wear loose instead of tight clothes.
- Stay in the shade.
- Avoid sun rays.
Sunburn is a serious issue and comes along with painful consequences. Try to use protection at all times – even if you aim to tan. There is a healthy way to protect your skin and get a beautiful tan.
In general, sun exposure affects the overall health of the skin. Your skin might feel dry and dehydrated – plus, it speeds up the aging process. It is hard to retain the health of your skin after it has damaged. Try to protect it and prevent damage instead of curing.