How To Soothe Sunburn
Sunburn is caused by overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) light, which can damage the skin. Your skin can burn if gets too much sun without proper protection from sunscreen and clothes.
This damage results in an increase loss of moisture through the skin surface leading to dry, sunburned skin peeling after a few days. Your skin can appear red, swollen, feels hot, itchy and sore. Small blisters might also form as the skin tries to heal itself and protect the affected area.
It is important to start treating sunburn as soon as you notice it, the first thing you should do is get out of the sun and preferably indoor. Once you are Indoor, the following tips will help relieve the discomfort:
- Take frequent cool baths to relieve the pain- As soon as you get out of the shower or bathtub, gently pat yourself dry but leave a little water on your skin, apply moisturizer to help trap the water in your skin. This will help ease the dryness.
- Drink extra water- A sunburn draws fluid to the skin’s surface and away from the rest of the body. Drinking extra water when you are sunburned helps prevent dehydration.
- Allow the blisters to heal- Blistering skin means you have second-degree sunburn. You should not pop the blisters as they form to help your skin heal and protect you from infection.
- Take extra care to protect your skin while it heals- Wear clothing that covers your skin when outdoors. Apply sunscreen and give extra treat for your skin with Tempovate Gel
Note- If your signs of sunburn are severe or you have burned a large proportion of your skin, you should consult your doctor.