SUNBURN – In a country where sun is rarely seen, whenever there is sun, everyone flock to parks and beaches to bask in its warmth.
However, sometimes it comes with a price of getting SUNBURN. Just so you know, Even 15 minutes of exposure can be enough to burn paler skin or to get sunburn.
BUT if the Sunburn damage has been done and you’re looking a little red, there are some ways you can make it fade a little quicker…
1. GET INTO THE SHADE
As soon as you start seeing a patch of red, get out of the sun. To avoid further damage of your skin, if the redness hasn’t faded overnight, then don’t go sunbathing again the next day.
2. COOL THE SKIN AREA
Put a pouch of ice or a cool compress on the skin as this can help to take down the initial redness. Catch it quickly and jump in a cool bath, or soak the area with cold towels, and you can stop it from burning further.
3. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER
Sunburns often encourage fluid loss through the skin so make sure you drink plenty of water to keep your hydration levels up.
4. AVOID TIGHTEN CLOTHES
Don’t wear anything that will rub on your sunburn, because is likely to make it more painful and swollen. Keep to baggy or big shirts and no tight waistbands or necklines.
5. Take Painkillers
Some common painkillers can help relieve the discomfort and inflammation caused by a sunburn. If you can, take Ibuprofen for the next 48 hours – but check the leaflet and make sure you don’t go over their recommended dose.
And lastly, heal your burn in no time with these post-sun lotions. Subscribe to our blog for more skin care tips.