How to Treat Sunburn


When nice weather comes around, everyone wants to be out in the sun. If you are not prepared then you might end up with a nasty burn. People who burn often over the course of their lifetime have an increased chance for skin cancer.

Things You'll Need

  • Aloe
  • Sunblock
  • Damp rag
  • Anti-inflammatory

The best possible way to treat a sunburn is to avoid being burned in the first place. There are many ways to do this and sunblock is the best. You can buy this in many different types of SPF values depending upon your skin. Choose the best one for you.

Wearing a hat and covering your skin up with loose clothing is a great idea. Being covered makes it impossible for the sun to get to your skin.

Aloe helps to soothe the pain and calm the sunburn. This can be purchased at most stores and it is inexpensive, depending on the brand you buy. Aloe also has other benefits; if put on right away it will help your sunburn turn into a tan. There will be less peeling of the dead skin and possibly none at all.

Using a wet rag or cloth and applying it right to the burn area will provide some temporary relief from the pain and discomfort of a sunburn.

Make sure to take in enough fluids by drinking water. When sunburned, most people tend to get really dehydrated.

Use an anti-inflammatory for the burn. This will help take away pain and inflammation out of the burn so you are more comfortable.

Tips & Warnings

  • Avoid soap while you have a sunburn. Soap can cause unwanted irritation.
  • Never put lotion on a sunburn. It seals in the heat and clogs the stressed-out skin.

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