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10 Ways To Effectively Soothe Sunburn

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Jun 29, 2021
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The sun's all out now, and so are we. With that may come more outdoor activities that may, unfortunately, result in sunburn.

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The truth is, there are no magical fast action remedies to irradicating sunburn. But there are a number of ways to soothe the discomfort that accompanies that overexposure to UV rays.

Along with exercising patience while your skin heals itself, here are ten things you can do to help soothe symptoms of sunburn.:

Try An Oatmeal Bath

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Photo by Melissa Di Rocco on Unsplash

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Oatmeal baths are excellent for soothing sore, itchy skin. You can reach for a product with oatmeal, or you can make your own by grinding a cup of oatmeal and adding it to your bath.

Apply Aloe Vera

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Aloe vera is a gentle ingredient good for hydrating your skin and prevent peeling, along with reducing inflammation.

Avoid More Sun Exposure

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Exposing your sunburnt skin to even more UV rays can cause further damage to your skin. When going out, make sure you protect your skin with sunscreen, wear protective clothing like a sunhat, and stay in the shade as much as possible.

Take A Cool Shower Or Bath

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To help soothe the burning sensation, take a cool shower or bath. Follow with a moisturizer to avoid your skin losing the hydration from your skin.

Cool Compress

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Try applying a cold or cool compress to your skin directly after exposure. This might help cool down the excess heat from your skin.

Stay Hydrated

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You want to make sure that you're drinking enough water on any given day, but you especially want to make sure that you're hydrated when you're sunburnt. Sunburns attract moisture away from your skin, so drinking water helps to prevent dehydration.

Sleep

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Get tons of sleep to help you deal with a sunburn. Sleep can help your body manage inflammation that might occur from sunburn.

Apply Milk Or Yogurt

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Applying either cool (not cold) milk or yogurt to the initial sunburn can help soothe and ease that sunburn discomfort.

Over The Counter Solutions

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Topical OTC solutions like 1% hydrocortisone cream may help relieve sunburn symptoms like skin discomfort, pain, itch, and inflammation.

Witch Hazel

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Photo by Laura Ockel on Unsplash

When applied to the skin, witch hazel can help lessen the inflammation and help relieve sunburn symptoms making healing a little less uncomfortable.

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