How to relieve a sunburn?
Sunburn is the most common problem in the summer, especially for people with sensitive and very light skin. Even 15 minutes under the hot sun rays are enough to obtain such a burn and face with serious discomfort.
If your skin have been burned, despite of the sun protection product you have applied, you should immediately cool it and hydrate it gradually to avoid deterioration.
1. Take a 10-minute shower with cool, almost cold water, trying not to direct the steam to the affected skin. Low temperatures will ease the pain, and water will prevent irritations.
2. If blisters have been formed on your skin, better take a bath or apply cold compresses for about 20-30 minutes. Repeat the procedure several times during the day. Do not ever put an ice, as sharp cooling can seriously damage the epidermis and accelerate the bursting of the blisters and consequently to form wounds, inflammations and even infections.
3. Avoid soap, bath oils and other cleansers with drying or aggressive formulas, as they can irritate the skin and worsen its condition.
4. If you want to use a cleansing product, stake on a shower gel with aloe vera as it is extremely useful ingredient with anti-inflammatory, soothing, moisturizing and regenerating effect.
5. Sunburns cause severe dehydration of the skin, so it is very important to restore the water balance - internally and externally. Drink plenty of water (at least 10 glasses per day) and often apply a moisturizing product – a cream or a lotion. It would be best if the formulation contains aloe vera, cucumber, chamomile or marigold, and vitamins C and E.
6. Protect the burned area the next time you go out. If it is on the body, wear a cool, soft and non irritating cloth. If the sunburn is on your face, then put a sun-hat. Previously, apply a thin layer of cream with aloe vera and sunscreen with a high SPF. And spend as long as possible in the shade!