Summer is one of the best times of year: students are out of school, the weather is perfect for random pool parties, and all our favorite brands release the season’s hottest collections – literally! But hot guys in swim suits and cookouts aren’t the only things popping up this season; with summer fun comes painful, dangerous sun burns! You should always wear SPF when you go outside, but if you forgot to plan ahead and burned redder than a lobster, use this awesome video to learn how to get quick relief to your pain, including some at-home remedies to try!
Step by Step Instructions:
TIP! If you often forget to apply sunscreen, look for a foundation that has built in SPF, like Supergoop! Daily Correct SPF 35 CC Cream.
- If you’ve forgotten to be careful and burn, take an aspirin and move out of the sun into a cool room as soon as possible. This will prevent further burning and should alleviate some of the pain.
- Minimize redness using a sunburn products that contain hydrocortisone or, if your prefer more natural products, aloe vera. These products will also help release some of the heat in your burn!
TIP! Place your aloe vera in the fridge for the best cool down of your life.
- If you want to skip the store run and experiment with DIY treatments, try filling a bathtub with lukewarm water and add oatmeal, whole milk, and honey. Soak for 10-15 minutes to help soothe the burn and add moisture back into your skin.
TIP! The sooner you add moisture back into the skin, the less likely you are to burn.
- Don’t forget to moisturize every day – try Juice Beauty Green Apple SPF 15 Moisturizer for it’s fun scent – and avoid taking hot showers. The heat from the water will increase the burn and the pain.
- If you start to feel dizzy, nauseous, or run a fever, go to the doctor right away. This could be a sign of sun poisoning, a very serious condition.
Products Used In This Tutorial:
- Hawaiian Tropic Ozone Ultimate Sunscreen SPF 80
- Supergoop! Daily Correct SPF 35 CC Cream
- Juice Beauty Green Apple SPF 15 Moisturizer
For more resources, check out these pages:
- Skin Care Talk Forum
- 3 Ways to Beat the Heat with your Beauty Routine
- Primer/SPF Suggestions Discussion Thread
- How to Heal a Sunburn Discussion Thread
- Aloe Vera is Good for the Skin? Discussion Thread