Sometime this summer you, or someone you know, will have a sunburn (even if you stayed out of the sun during peak hours, and wore sunscreen). If you didn’t try to prevent a sunburn, now comes the heat and pain. So what can you do to help repair the damage?
Here are a few tips that can help soothe your basic sunburn:
- Cool wet compresses takes the heat down a notch, bringing some comfort.
- Aloe Vera- cut off a leaf and rub it directly on the burned area, or use a gel with a high percentage of aloe vera in it. This is my favorite – the aloe vera is slimy and spreads as a nice, cool gel. It’s very soothing and takes the sting away in most cases.
- Anti-inflammatories can also help take the edge off the pain and decreases the inflammation.
If you have blistered, leave the skin intact. Your top layer of skin protects the under layers like a cushion, and keeps germs out. Drink plenty of fluids and please cover the burned area if you go back out in the sun!
Check out these testimonials
“As usual you give great advice. Love Aloe Vera it works wonders. Fresh is best, but hard to carry around. I always carry some Aloe Vera in my set medical kit. 100% Aloe, no fragrance, alcohol, or coloring. When it’s really hot outside like today. I put the bottle in some ice water to cool it down before it’s applied. Ahhh that feels good, is usually what the person says after it’s applied. Thanks again for sharing your knowledge.” -Tamara (To follow Tamara please visit www.BillyGorilly.com.)
“Early this summer we vacationed in Belize and I was in the sun all day for several days. I was a bit burned and didn’t want my face to peel so I used the Apriori Night Cream on my face twice daily. I didn’t peel and my face retained it’s moisture! First time I was able to save my tan until it faded naturally.” -Carol (To follow Carol please visit www.AprioriBeauty,.com/IC/CarolAvery.)
Enjoy the summer sunshine!
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