5 Ways to Treat a Sunburn

Sometimes spending a day at the beach can mean a sunburn, especially if you lose track of time or take a nap on the sand. While sunburns happen to everyone, it can take a few hours for the damage to show itself and it can quickly take the fun out of a vacation. In this post, we’ll discuss five ways to treat a sunburn so you can get back to enjoying the beach sooner. To ensure that you avoid sunburn, be sure to take breaks from the sun regularly and wear plenty of Rocky Mountain sunscreen! Our bulk hypoallergenic sunscreen can be used on the entire family and will help to prevent sunburn this summer. Shop our website now!Cool DownAs soon as you’re able, get out of the sun and cool your body down to reduce the exposure. Take a cool bath or shower or apply cool compresses to help stop the burn. Be sure you don’t use any soap or loofahs, which can damage skin, and towel off gently. Lastly, try to not consume spicy or hot foods, which can raise your body temperature. MoisturizeSunburns can be extremely drying, so it’s essential to keep your skin moisturized. Aloe vera gel is soothing and moisturizing, and keeping a bottle in the fridge will cool down your skin even more. If you choose to use lotion, make sure it’s unscented so it won’t irritate your burn. Keeping your skin moisturized while your burn is healing will also help to heal the damaged skin more quickly. Decrease InflammationTake aspirin, naproxen, or ibuprofen as soon as possible to help the inflammation and reduce the pain of the burn. A 1% cortizone cream will also help the itching of the burn as it heals, while keeping the redness and swelling down. Avoid wearing tight or irritating clothing, and stay out of the sun completely. Drink Plenty of Fluids Your sunburn will draw the water away from your skin and the rest of your body, which could cause you to become dehydrated. To avoid this, drink plenty of water, sports drinks, coconut water, and non-caffeinated teas, and limit coffee and alcohol until your burn has healed completely. Not only will this keep your skin from becoming dry and itchy, but it will help your sunburn to heal faster. See a Doctor If you’re experiencing blisters, fever and chills, or feeling lightheaded and disoriented, see a doctor as soon as possible. You could be experiencing sun poisoning. Don’t pop or lance blisters, which can lead to infection. A doctor will be able to evaluate if you need medical attention or prescription drugs to help your sunburn. Getting a sunburn can put a damper on some of your summer fun, but using these tips will help to reduce the severity of the burn. Regular use of sunscreen is essential, so make sure you stock up on bulk hypoallergenic sunscreen from Rocky Mountain Sunscreen. Order today!

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