After a lengthy sunbathing session, did you remember to apply or reapply your sunscreen? You now need to cope with the effects of your sunburn. Some people’s sunburns make their skin appear golden and give them an additional tan. Others may think it looks reddish or just like it just got burned or scorched. Overall, sunburn may leave your skin appearing dry, wrinkled, and dull and is an indication that your skin was “damaged,” despite the fact that it may appear differently.
Various advice for treating sunburns
Do not fret, though, since we are about to reveal some skincare advice on how to care for your skin after a sunburn.
- You must seek cover from the sun
Your skin has already endured so much; you don’t want to further harm it! Look for some cover and try to stay out of the sun for as long as possible.
- Take a brief cold bath or wash your skin with cold water and a cold compress
This can be done several times each day. This briefly lowers the warmth of your skin by cooling it down. Apply a heavy moisturizer after gently patting your skin dry to help trap the water.
- Remember to keep your hands and feet safe
Yes, driving and going about in open-toed shoes exposes you to sun damage and early ageing symptoms. Exfoliate, hydrate, and cover up any exposed hands or feet. Our advice when you’re out and about, have a bottle of Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 30 nearby. It will immediately absorb and not only keep your hands and feet moisturized.
- Consistently exfoliate
To have skin that glows, you must: Exfoliating the skin reduces discoloration and helps stop future breakouts by eliminating dead skin cells and pore-clogging surface contaminants.
- Consume more water
Consume adequate water to lower your risk of dehydration since UV damage has impaired your skin’s protective layer.
- Avoid popping your blisters
Stop the spread of infection by letting them recover naturally.
How to treat various degrees of sunburn?
Mild sunburn: Rehydrate and chill it off! After taking a cold shower or bath, use skincare containing moisturizing and cooling elements to seal in the moisture.
Early-Moderate Burn: Use thick cream and skincare products with irritant-reducing properties (might as well use anti-itch to prevent you from scratching them). To lessen any discomfort or swelling, you can think about taking aspirin or ibuprofen.
Visit a doctor if your sunburn is growing worse or exhibits any of the following symptoms: swelling, blisters, fever, shaking, headache, or exhaustion.
Ingredients to look for in an after-sun care product
Panthenol, aloe vera, niacinamide, chamomile, green tea, soybean, and guaizulene are some of the soothing, antioxidant, and vitamin-rich ingredients that aid to enhance wound healing and lessen discomfort.
Moisturizing: Shea butter, glycerin, squalene, cholesterol, and ceramide maintain the skin barrier and water content in our skin.
In the summer, take good care of your skin, limit your exposure, and make an effort to remain cool and away from humidity. The only method to return your skin’s natural balance and health is to take proper care of it.