What’s the Best Relief for Sunburn?
I was looking at Facebook posts from the weekend and the biggest culprit for most was a major sunburn. Lobster mania. How do you deal with it?
It's that time of the year where we expose our pasty white skin to the sun and more times than not Mother Nature is laughing at us at the end of the day.
We've all most likely experienced a bad sunburn from trying to get too much of the rays too quickly. The after-effects are not pleasant.
I've used vinegar to cool off the burning sensation along with some creams that seem to give temporary relief.
I remember a friend of mine said he had been told that if you took a hot shower after you receive the burn, it will drive the heat out of the skin. Hmmm...
I've also heard putting butter on the burn will help. Once again, hmmm...
According to www.skincancer.org, some of the ways to cool down include jumping into a pool or a lake for a few seconds for a quick cool-off or take a cool shower.
You've probably heard this one too...moisturize. Also, as soon as you realize that you've been exposed to the sun too much, take a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), such as ibuprofen, naproxen or aspirin. This can help with discomfort and inflammation.
And finally, replenish your fluids. Good luck this Spring and Summer with the rays!