Tired of Summer Sunburn?
Tired of Summer Sunburn? We all love summer and the sunshine that comes with it, but when we get that painful sunburn it no longer becomes “fun in the sun.” Excessive exposure to the sun can put your skin at risk for skin cancer and premature aging. Sun damage can lead to wrinkles and discoloration. We have all have had those days that we leave the beach or lake feeling more like a lobster than a human. Next time you find yourself feeling rather crispy from the sun, try these tips. 1. Seek aloe vera for relief. Aloe is one of the oldest and most popular sunburn remedies. You can go to any supermarket or drugstore and pick up a bottle of aloe to help cool down your hot skin. Often times the excessive summer sun exposure can leave your skin dehydrated and dry. If that is the case look for moisturizers containing aloe. The Airelle Berrimatrix Intense Repair Complex (name will be hyperlinked) is derived from an aloe base which will both cool your skin and hydrate it all at once plus it has anti aging benefits too! In general, aloe based moisturizers are some of the best moisturizers for post-sun care. 2. Reach for some milk. Make a cold compress using milk, ice cubes and water. Place the compress on the burned area for about 5 minutes. The fat, protein and pH in milk have a soothing anti-inflammatory effect on the skin, and the coolness will help with swelling 3. Turn to your medicine cabinet. Aspirin is also a very common sunburn cure The anti-inflammatory will help reduce redness and swelling. If possible limit your sun exposure during the hours of 10-4 and always wear your sunscreen!