People hit the beach to enjoy the sun's warm rays on their skin. Spending more time out in the sun is a special delight for kids to adults. However, danger lurks! Sunburns are definitely an issue, during the summer. Here are a few tips on treating minor sunburns. Consult your doctor about more serious sunburns.
- If there is swelling, pain, or redness, take a pain pill like Tylenol.
- Apply hydrocortisone cream to the skin. This will ease the pain. The cream is available at the drugstore.
- Sunburns are very dehydrating. Drink cool water throughout the day to stay hydrated.
- Sunburns increase body temperature. Cool off with a cold shower. Afterwards, apply a soothing lotion.
- Relax in a cool air conditioned room to prevent redness.
- Give your skin a well deserved rest out of the sun and a chance to heal.
- Consult with your doctor about serious sunburns.
Avoiding Sunburns In The Future
Apply a sunscreen with SPF 50. Wear the highest sunscreen for maximum protection, but incorporate other sun protection methods. For example, wearing a hat with a wide brim, applying more sunscreen every hour, wearing sun protective clothes on arms and legs, avoiding the sun at the highest point, and wear sunglasses to protect the eyes.
Natural Sunscreen Pick
Alba Botanica Very Emollient Sport Mineral Sunscreen SPF 45-4 oz
Badger Sport Sunscreen Cream SPF 35, 2.9 Ounce (87ml)
LureLux Organic and Natural Biodegradable Minerals Sunscreen, SPF 25 (4oz)
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