While Fall is now officially here, the sun is still a threat! Just because temperatures start to cool off doesn’t mean you can’t get a sunburn. And for those of you lucky enough to be in a more tropical location like Florida or the Caribbean, you know that sunburn is something you have to avoid all year long.
Tip # 1 – See your doctor for severe sunburn.
If your sunburn seems particularly bad, you should see a doctor. He or she may be able to give you a prescription for Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs or Corticosteroid which can ease the pain and swelling.
Tip # 2 – Apply Cold Compresses
Cold compresses or cool water can be applied in a bath or shower or by placing a cloth with cool water directly on the skin. This should help you to feel a temporary relief from the heat of your sunburn.
Tip # 3 – Drink lots of water
To prevent getting dehydrated due to fluid loss which happens through the skin in the event of a sunburn, it is important to drink lots of water and fluids.
Tip # 4 – Apply a moisturizer
When you skin is sunburned, you should apply an intense moisturizing product which does not contain skin irritants. Skin Rx recommends the following skin moisturizer:
Advanced Protection SPF 30 – Not only does this cream have a built-in SPF 30, but it contains an intense moisturizing ingredient called Hyaluronic Acid which will hydrate the skin, soothe your sunburn, and prevent further sun damage to your skin.