Everyone has had a sunburn at some point. Here are some tips and tricks to help you heal your skin, from DealDash.
The bright summer sun, tanning beds, or any other source of ultraviolet light can cause a sunburn. Prevention is much better than aftercare, of course, but sometimes you just can’t avoid a sunburn. Sadly once you get a bad sunburn the skin damage is permanent, but there are treatments to heal your sore skin, prevent infection, and reduce pain. Here are some of the best treatments available, from DealDash.
If you have a mild sunburn there’s no need for a trip to the doctor or any harsh chemicals. If you have a mild sunburn it’s very easy to treat at home. No matter which treatment you use on your skin you can take a nice cool shower beforehand to soothe your skin. Just be sure not to rub the skin when you get out – just pat gently with a towel to dry.
Aloe is great for healing any burn, either sunburn or a cooking burn. You can use aloe from an aloe plant or 100% aloe gel from the store. Just apply multiple times per day to your burn.
You can also try tea bags. Yes, like the kind you make a drink from! You can brew up a few tea bags, and when the water has cooled you can soak a clean cloth in the tea and apply it to your burns. Alternately, you can drink the tea and apply the tea bags to your burn instead. Don’t wash it off, just let it dry and leave it overnight. Be aware that tea can stain light-colored clothing and sheets.
If your burn is more serious you might want to think about going to see your doctor or going to a walk-in clinic. Your doctor will most likely tell you to get an over-the-counter (OTC) medication such as Ibuprofen or aspirin. These medications can lessen the pain and can also reduce inflammation.
Your doctor also might suggest getting an OTC pain-relieving spray. Sprays that contain benzocaine, lidocaine, or pramoxine have a numbing effect that may help with the pain. However, please don’t use these sprays or medications on small children. Always consult a doctor if your child has a sunburn that is very red and painful.
Prevention is better than trying to cure after the fact. Always wear a sunblock in the summer when you’re going out. Be sure that it’s at least SPF 30, and if you are planning on being outdoors for an extended amount of time then you will need to re-apply every few hours. Bring it with you or keep an extra bottle in the car. Your skin will thank you.
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