Sunburns are no fun. They’re uncomfortable, painful and can leave you feeling self-conscious. The good news is that there are a few things you can do to help get rid of your sunburn as soon as possible! Read on for our top tips for treating sunburnt skin.
If you are suffering from sunburn, some tricks can help you get rid of the pain. However, there is no need to suffer from this pain when you have options for relief. First, try applying an ice pack or taking a cold shower on your skin where it hurts the most. If these don’t work, then take ibuprofen and drink more water than usual to relieve inflammation in your body caused by the burn. Lastly, if none of these tips helped ease the pain after 24 hours, see a doctor about prescription medication or topical treatments like aloe vera gel or calamine lotion, which may speed up healing time and soothe any pain.
Sun poisoning dangers
Sun poisoning, also known as sunburn, is a skin condition exposed to too much UV radiation. Symptoms include redness of the skin with possible swelling and blistering. If left untreated, early stages of sun poisoning can turn into blisters that eventually ooze fluid which then scabs over if the infection progresses. The most common cause for sun poisoning is not wearing enough sunscreen or clothing outdoors in direct sunlight for an extended period without shade protection. Protect yourself by applying sunscreen 30 minutes before going outside and reapply at least every two hours while outdoors; wear clothes like long sleeves or pants to protect your skin from harmful rays; wear sunglasses or hats to shield your eyes and face from the intense light.
Sun rash treatment
It’s summertime, and sunburns are inevitable. If you’re looking to avoid these uncomfortable and painful burns, follow our advice below:
- Stay hydrated throughout the day by drinking plenty of water and eat healthy snacks like bananas or oranges that contain potassium – it can help your body process salt better, which means less sweat in the heat!
- Always wear sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher (even if you don’t plan on being outside very long) because even though the thought of putting more chemicals on your skin may seem unappealing.
- Stay out of direct sunlight between 10 AM-4 PM when the UV index is highest
- Wear light clothing over your skin (light colors)
- Reapply sunscreen every 2 hours or after swimming/sweating excessively.
Home remedies for sunburn
I’m sure you’ve been there. You’re out in the sun for too long, and now your skin is red, burning, and painful. It’s time to get rid of that sunburn! I use a few things to make it easier on my skin when I have a sunburn: Aloe Vera gel, coconut oil lotion, aspirin/ibuprofen pills. The aloe vera gel helps soothe the pain from the burn while also providing relief from blisters or itchiness caused by dryness or peeling skin. Coconut oil lotion moisturizes and protects against infection with its natural antibacterial properties. Aspirin reduces inflammation and relieves pain, while ibuprofen decreases swelling and irritation associated with the sun.