How to treat sunburn

How to treat sunburn

The best remedy for possible sunburn is obviously prevention But it is possible that despite everything there are times when we underestimate the strength of the sun and our skin burns or that of our children and we look for a solution, these are some remedies that can help soothe the skin.

Tips and remedies for sunburn

These are some tips for treating a sunburn:

  • First of all, take a lukewarm shower or bath
  • Try to cool the burned area by placing cloths soaked in cold water above

  • Avoid local anesthetics and creams that contain benzocaine, lidocaine, or petrolatum (such as Vaseline)
  • Apply rich moisturizer. It doesn't have to be after-sun. If it contains vitamin E and aloe vera, it will not only relieve pain, but also help the skin to begin its recovery
  • If blisters form, dry bandages can be applied to try to avoid infection
  • Sometimes strong heat stroke can cause fever and headache. In this case you can take ibuprofen which will also ease the pain of the burn
  • Chamomile It also works to soothe the itchiness and pain of sunburn. An infusion is made and it is waited for it to cool (you can speed up the process by adding ice cubes once the infusion is made). Then cotton is soaked and this is placed over the burned area
  • The cucumbers they also relieve the itchiness of a sunburn. Cut into slices and place on the area

Finally is very It is very important not to expose the burned area to the sun again. If you are on vacation and want to continue enjoying the beach or pool, it is essential to cover your skin, even when bathing, and stay in the shade as much as possible.

We all know the dangers of not using a screen cream to protect ourselves from the sun's rays ultraviolet.

Important tip: prevention

We must use a protector with factor 30 minimum, and higher for sensitive skin and children.

It is a good idea to always carry a cream in your bag or car just in case, especially in the summer months.

Also keep in mind that some creams expire 12 months after being opened. It is important to look at the information on the package to verify that it is still effective.

Links related to how to treat sunburn:

  • How to relieve sunburn
  • What protection factor to use?
  • Photoprotectors
  • Tips for summer
  • How to treat burns

Video: How to Treat Sunburn BAD (September 2020).