5 After Sun Skin Care Tips to Beat the Burn this Summer
Avoiding the sun can be impractical during a summer holiday, let’s have a look at some tips to help your skin bounce back if you’ve had a bit too much.
By Raine Tauber
I think we can all agree that although avoiding the sun altogether might be the best option for your skin it’s not a very practical one, especially when you’re on a summer holiday. Let’s have a look at 5 Aftersun Care Tips that look after our skin and our souls this summer.
Let’s start with a brief chat about what sunburn actually is. In a nutshell sunburn is your body’s inflammatory response to an overexposure to uv radiation from the sun. Your outer layers of skin are usually what’s affected but in more severe cases it can be deeper and result in blisters and some neurological symptoms. If you are experiencing any of those, contact a medical professional immediately.
Here are my 5 Tips to Beat the Burn
1. Anti inflammatory
Taking an anti inflammatory painkiller such as aspirin or ibuprofen immediately after too much sun can reduce the inflammation in the skin that causes damage.
Applying antioxidant rich skincare, after the sensitivity has gone down, can not only soothe the skin but can also ensure that the cells which are precursors to skin cancer, do not develop.
In every sense of the word! Sunburn can dehydrate your body and your skin so putting it back with hydrating skincare as well as enough drinking water can make all the difference in how you feel. Anything with Aloe as an ingredient is usually a good bet.
4. Don't touch!
If your burn has progressed to peeling it’s really important to just leave it alone even though the urge to pull it off might be strong. Under that flaky skin is brand new and sometimes raw skin that’s just not ready to be exposed, pulling the flakes off can lead to infection and further damage.
5. Cover Up
If you can avoid being in the sun shortly after a sunburn that’s the best bet but in the event that you can’t, make sure you cover your skin in a high SPF non-chemical sunscreen and clothing if possible.
I hope these tips help you navigate the sun this summer.