Beach days and festivals will be a lot better once you discover the best way to treat sunburn this summer.
It’s that time of the year again! The sun is bright, and the weather is warm. It’s time for bikinis and bucket hats. There are so many cool places to be this season but you are too scared to go outside due to sunburn.
We all wish we could have a summer without the possibility of sunburn but that isn’t possible. Sunburn happens when your bare skin is under direct sunlight for too long. It is characterized by red — sometimes itchy, flaky — skin that is hot to the touch.
The more you stay outside the worse your sunburn could get. However, you can have both good skin and a good summer. Read on to discover the best way to treat sunburn safely and effectively this season.
The best way to treat sunburn with minimal skin damage
Don’t hang up the beachwear just yet. Here are the essentials to help alleviate sunburn and replenish your skin this summer:
- Water. Pouring cool water on sunburnt skin can be very soothing. Make sure to take regular cold showers and drink a lot of fluids. This will help replenish your skin’s moisture and elasticity which reduces flaking. Pat your skin with a towel when drying to avoid friction and further irritation.
- Aloe Vera. This is a wonder plant when it comes to skincare. There are many ways that you could use aloe vera to treat sunburn. First, you could rub aloe gel directly on the affected area. You could also prepare an ice pack by blending the gel with water and freezing it. Watch the video below for more details on how to do so.
- Oats. Yes, you read that right! Oats can treat a variety of skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and sunburn. An oatmeal bath helps to reduce the skin irritation that comes with sunburn by soothing the skin. There are two major ways to prepare an oatmeal bath: By blending the oatmeal into a powder that can be added to bath water, or by soaking a nylon sock filled with oatmeal in bath water. You can learn a very cool oatmeal bath recipe below.
- Sunscreen. Let’s be honest, you wouldn’t get sunburnt in the first place if you used sunscreen. Always use quality sunscreen with at least an SPF of 30 to avoid further sunburn.
The best way to treat sunburn with visible results is to stay consistent. Sleep well, drink water, and have a great summer!