Tips for Treating Sunburn

Summer is in full swing, and many of us are spending more time outdoors soaking up the sun. While getting some vitamin D is important for our overall health, it's also important to protect our skin from harmful UV rays.

Despite our best efforts, sometimes we still end up with a painful sunburn. If you find yourself in this situation, here are some tips on what to do to soothe your skin and promote healing.

  1. Cool Down
    As soon as you notice you have a sunburn, take a cool shower or bath to help lower the temperature of your skin and reduce inflammation. You can also apply a cool compress to the affected areas for instant relief. Using some aloe vera will help as well; we love the K'Pure Chill Out Body Spray for its calm and cooling properties.

  1. Moisturize
    Sunburn can leave your skin dry and dehydrated, so it's important to moisturize regularly to prevent peeling and promote healing. Look for a gentle, fragrance-free moisturizer to avoid further irritation; one of our faves is the Hello Joyous Body Butter.

  1. Hydrate
    In addition to moisturizing your skin, make sure to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated from the inside out. Sunburn can deplete your body's moisture levels, so it's important to replenish them by drinking water throughout the day. You can up your water game by adding Blume's Superbelly Hydration Powders for gut health and hydration.

  1. Avoid Further Sun Exposure
    Once you have a sunburn, it's important to protect your skin from further damage by avoiding direct sunlight. Wear protective clothing, seek shade, and apply sunscreen with a high SPF to prevent further discomfort. It's helpful to also wear polarized sunglasses, to detract the sun's powerful rays from your skin. Check out the beautiful options of sunnies from Sol Kyst.

  1. Over-the-Counter Remedies
    If your sunburn is particularly painful, you can try using over-the-counter remedies such as aloe vera gel, hydrocortisone cream, or ibuprofen to help reduce inflammation and discomfort.

Remember, prevention is key when it comes to sunburn. Be sure to apply sunscreen regularly, wear protective clothing, and seek shade whenever possible to avoid getting burned in the first place. Take care of your skin this summer and enjoy the sun safely!


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