Soothe a sunburn
Being sun smart should always be top of mind this summer.
For the dreaded day when you forget your sunscreen or are lulled into a false sense of security by overcast weather, here are some tips on how to soothe the pain and speed up the healing process:
- Apply an aloe vera gel, keeping this in the refrigerator will add to its benefits.
- Cool the skin with a towel dampened with cold water.
- Take a pain reliever.
- Soak in a cool bath
- Drink extra water to prevent dehydration.
- Use moisturiser before your skin starts peeling.
Make sure to seek medical attention if blisters cover a large area or you’re experiencing symptoms of dehydration, extreme pain, nausea, chills or headache.