EASY WAYS TO TREAT SUNBURN
When your skin is exposed to the sun for a period, it will burn, turn red and irritated. When you get sunburn, your skin turns red and it hurts. As it heals, it can also lead to hyperpigmentation. How severe your sunburn is depends on a few things:
• Skin type
• The sun’s intensity
• How long you are exposed to the sun.
Even if you do not get sunburn, exposure to sun means exposure to UVB and UVA rays. Skin damage is caused by both UVB and UVA rays and you might not see it but it is there. Ultraviolet light can alter your DNA and age your skin prematurely. Overtime, DNA damage can cause cancers in the end. This is why the importance of sunscreen cannot be over emphasized. Sunburn as stated earlier, can lead to hyperpigmentation and permanent skin damage if not treated properly. The following are some simple ways to ease and treat sunburn:
If your sunburn hurts, you can take over-the-counter (OTC) painkillers like ibuprofen or other NSAIDS that can relieve the pain and reduce swelling.
This might help soothe your skin. You can also Aloe Vera gel to calm your skin’s inflammation.
USE YOUR SUNSCREEN
This will help protect your skin if you are further exposed to sun.
WEAR LOOSE CLOTHING
Until your sunburn heals, try to wear loose clothes. Tight clothes can irritate your skin. Do not forget that your skin also needs to breathe.
USE VITAMIN C SERUM
Vitamin c serum is hydrating and can soothe your sunburn,
As you do all these, do not forget to stay out of the sun!
Article credit : Cocci Beauty