You know the drill – apply sunscreen 30 minutes before stepping outside and reapply it every two hours. That’s all you can do to protect your skin from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays. If you went out without the protective layer (which you shouldn’t in the first place) or forgot to reapply and ended up with redness and rashes, we’ll show you how to treat sunburn.
But, before we get into sunburn skin treatment, please keep the following in mind: Please see a doctor if your skin is seriously burned, you have blisters, and you are in pain. However, whether it’s a slight burn or rash, keep reading for some of the most effective ways to treat a sunburn.
Enriched with Ceramides and Vitamin E, both super-effective in treating irritation and sunburns, this lotion will calm inflamed skin, cool it down and instantly reduce any kind of irritation. Whether you’re sunburnt or not, this lotion should be your go-to once you’re back indoors to give your skin all the nourishment it needs.
You may be wondering how to treat sunburn with toothpaste. Simply apply a toothpaste with menthol to the burned area. This ingredient’s cooling properties will rapidly reduce the burning sensation. Leave it on for 30 minutes before rinsing with water. If you feel the burning again after some time, reapply.
If a cold shower isn’t just enough, the very next step in treating sunburned skin is to apply ice packs to the affected areas. You could simply put some ice cubes in a bowl of water. To soothe your skin, dip a clean, soft cloth into it and gently wipe it over your body or just apply it directly to your sunburned skin.
Drink plenty of water. Sunburn causes fluid to be drawn to the skin’s surface and away from the rest of the body. Drinking plenty of water while sunburned helps prevent dehydration.
Sunburned skin can be treated with coconut oil. It is high in lipids, a type of fat that aids in the healing of the skin. Coconut oil is also incredibly moisturising and helps keep burnt skin from becoming overly dry. It can help relieve itching and discomfort caused by the peeling of burnt skin. But be sure to apply it only once you’re back indoors.
Both witch hazel and tea include tannins, a natural chemical that can help reduce inflammation, making them excellent candidates for applying topically to a sunburn. Apply a compress to the sunburned area by pouring witch hazel or cooled tea (prepared from black or green tea leaves) into a clean cloth. Continue to use the towel and reapply the tea or witch hazel as needed. When making tea for this purpose, add mint leaves for an extra cooling effect.
Bag these sunscreens so that you can venture out to enjoy the sun without any worries. Just keep in mind to reapply every 2-3 hours.
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