Sunburn Treatment

by Valentina Lombardo

Summer — the sun rises early, the sun sets late, but is it all dandy? That’s up for debate! A poem was written by yours truly.  No, seriously, is summer really all that it’s hyped up to be?  Well, yes, it’s a wonderful, sunny time of the year. Folks spend their days going to the beach, taking some time off from work, traveling with family and soaking up the sun! It all sounds lovely until it’s your first beach trip and you don’t realize just how pale you are, so you end up in extreme pain from a bad sunburn. We have all been there and want to help make this summer a good one, so we came up with five sunburn treatments that not only reduce the burning sensation but also help decrease your chances of peeling. Check them out below!

1. First things first – Aloe Vera gel treatment. It happens to be the BEST remedy for alleviating all types of burns, including that annoying sunburn. It has powerful anti-inflammatory ingredients that also help reduce swelling. The “Wonder Plant” is used in food, cosmetics, food supplements and herbal remedies. A little goes a long way.

2. Second things second – is that even a thing? Anyway, MOISTURIZE, A LOT. Keep your skin hydrated and as less dry as possible! This will alleviate the pain along with reducing your chances of peeling.

3. Drink water, lots and lots of water. Staying hydrating is vital when recovering from a bad sunburn. This will not only hydrate you but also hydrate your skin and replace lost body fluids. If water just isn’t cutting it, cut up some watermelon slices and hydrate that way!

4. Stay away from soap and bubble baths as they can dry and irritate your sunburn. Instead, take a cool bath with one cup of apple cider vinegar. This will help balance your skin’s pH and promote healing.

5. Last but not least, consider taking over-the-counter ibuprofen. This will help relieve the pain and swelling that occurs from a bad sunburn. If over-the-counter oral medicine is totally not your thing, try out a topical 1% hydrocortisone cream.

We hope these 5 sunburn treatments come in handy for the upcoming summer days. But remember, there are ways to prevent this from happening! Always wear sunscreen, try to get in some shade-time throughout your next beach day and wear a hat!



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