Did you accidentally spend a little too much time in the sun recently and are now wondering how to treat sunburn? You’re in the right place.
When your skin is exposed to UV light, your body tries to protect itself by making melanin, the dark pigment in the outer layer of your skin, which causes your skin to darken. But, sometimes, you can actually feel your skin burn and turn red. That’s when you know your skin is damaged.
Even if you do your best to protect your skin from the sun, you still might find that you got a bit burned without noticing. It’s important to wear sunscreen every day and it’s even more important to apply sunscreen before you spend significant time outside, and reapply it regularly, especially if you’re swimming or sweating. The thing is, the SPF application doesn’t always go exactly as planned, and sunburn could happen quickly. But no need to worry, because here’s how you can treat it.
1. Apply aloe vera gel to soothe the skin.
2. Use cold compressors.
3. Wear loose clothing.
4. Stay hydrated
5. Lastly, wear SPF to protect your skin from sun damage.