☀️Sunburn Healing Tips ☀️

clairebeccaclairebecca
Sep. 27, 2020
There's nothing worse than a painful sunburn, especially if you're in the middle of a vacation or do a lot of outdoors activities! Luckily theres plenty of products available and easily accessed to help ease the pain.
Sunburns are caused when our skin is exposed to too many UV rays. This can come from the sun or artificial UV such as tanning beds. Depending on the severity, sunburns can be mildly irritated and easily treated, or in worst case scenarios be classified as burns and need a doctor's care.
How to Treat a Sunburn
If you've been out all day in the sun and notice redness and inflammation later in the evening, you probably have a light to moderate sunburn.
Before treating your sunburn with a topical, it's important to remember to stay hydrated. Drinking water is essential for skin health, especially after a burn when the skin is working to repair itself.
When treating your sunburn a common topical is aloe vera or a lotion with aloe vera. Ideally aloe straight from the leaf of the plant is ideal, but there are tons of over-the-counter aloe vera gels to buy!
After applying aloe it's essential that you put something over that to lock it in. Aloe vera is a humectant which helps to hold moisture onto the skin, but without something occlusive you're not getting the most out of it. My go-to is to apply coconut oil on top of the aloe to seal it in. You can use any type of oil that your skin responds well to, or a moisturizer. Ideally it should be something for sensitive skin.
Apply your aloe and lotion as often as you want. Depending on how bad the sunburn is you will be able to tell when the skin starts to feel dry that it's ready for more!
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RUSSELL ORGANICSCoconut Oil
Make sure to keep sunscreen on the area if you must go out in the sun, otherwise keep it out of sunlight and be careful not to wear any tight clothing over it. Avoid hot water in the shower. You should see improvement immediately!
Avoiding Sunburns
ALWAYS wear sunscreen with SPF 30+ on any area of your body exposted to UV rays, and reapply every thirty minutes to one hour as necessary.
When possible, wear UV protective clothing.
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