Sunny days are the ones most people wait all year for. Those days that you spent most of your time under the sun might be super fun, but if you forgot to protect your skin, it can be a little painful. Sunburn is no fun but you can treat it and minimize discomfort with a few simple tips.
Bringing Your Skin Back to Life After Sunburn
The skin feels hot, itchy, swollen, and all kinds of uncomfortable when it’s sunburnt. It can be very stressful, especially if you don’t know how to treat it. Here are some tips to help bring you back to comfort.
Relieve the Pain with Cool Baths
Taking cold showers or bath helps alleviate the pain. You can leave some droplets of water on your body once you come out so that your skin will absorb them. Also, make sure you moisturize to counteract the dryness by trapping the water in your skin.
Soothe Your Skin with Aloe Vera
Go for a moisturizer that has some aloe vera in it. Avoid benzocaine and similar products. Creams like hydrocortisone are better suited for treating sunburn.
Minimize Discomfort and Swelling with Aspirin
The anti-inflammatory action of aspirin or ibuprofen will help your skin deal with the swelling and redness.
Drink plenty of water. Your skin will be dehydrated but you can fight that off by keeping your body well hydrated so that when your skin is trying to draw water from your body, you’ll have a reserve.
Don’t Pop the Blisters
You might feel an urge to get rid of your blisters by popping them, but don’t do it. Blisters show up when you have second-degree burns and they help skin formation, as well as prevent infection.
Go for Sunless Tanning
Sunless tanning is a great way to give your skin beautiful color in a controlled environment so you can decide how deep and how light you want your color to be, and with the help of professionals, a number of sessions to reach your desired color will be determined.