Tips for Soothing a Sunburn

- Mar 23, 2018-

For people who love to soak up the sun, there's good news and bad news. On the plus side, the sun is an important source of vitamin D. Vitamin D helps to develop our bones and immune system. However, the sun's energy-in the form of ultraviolet (UV) radiation-can also damage our skin. Too much time in the sun increases the risks of UV radiation exposure.  Therefore, its important to apply sunblock at least 15-30 mins before going outside. But what you should do if you get sunburn ?

Tips for Soothing a Sunburn

① Soak it

    For immediate relief, soak the sunburned areas in cold water for 15 mins.

② Take a bath with green tea

    The tannin in the tea draws out some of the pain and can soothe the redness.

③ Use olive oil

    Apply olive oil to your sunburn to stop the burn from blistering.

④ Drink water or juice to replay body fluids

    Drink plenty of liquids to stay hydrated.

⑤ Use aloe vera

    Apply a light coat of pure aloe vera to the sunburned skin.