Got A Sunburn - Now What?
You already know to always wear sunblock and to be careful how long you spend in direct sunlight. You know how important it is to cover your skin and protect it from harmful UV rays. Unfortunately, at least once in your life you will still make the mistake of getting a bad sunburn. We have all done it, and boy do we know how painful it can be!
Well now that the damage is done, it is time to stop beating yourself up for your mistake and start actively working to heal your tender red skin.
Below are some SUPER helpful ways to not only easy the pain of a bad sunburn, but to help your skin quickly heal and get back to normal.
POST SUNBURN QUICK FIXES
Aloe Vera - First and foremost, as well as probably the most well-known remedy for a bad sunburn, is aloe Vera. Aloe will quickly help cool your skin, preventing it from drying out and flaking and help to limit damage that is caused by too much sun exposure. We highly recommend the Epicuren Aloe Vera Calming Gel.
Cucumber - Cucumbers contain compounds that cool the skin and help reduce swelling. Cut it up and rub it right on the burned skin.
Coconut Oil - Coconut oil contains Lauric acid that helps ease the pain of sunburnt skin. It also helps to reduce itchiness and redness.
Baking Soda - Baking soda helps the pH levels or acid-alkaline balance of your skin promoting faster healing. You can cold compress with the baking soda water and a wash cloth, or take a soda bath.
Oatmeal - Great for itchy sunburned skin, oatmeal is a rich source of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory components.