Thanks to Mayo Clinic, we’ve compiled a few ways that can help you treat that sunburn!
The following tips may reduce your pain and discomfort:
- Take a pain reliever. An over-the-counter pain reliever such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) or Aleve may help control the pain and swelling of sunburn, especially if taken right after exposure.
- Cool the skin. Apply a clean towel dampened with cool water or take a cool bath.
- Apply a moisturizer, lotion or gel. An aloe vera lotion or gel or calamine lotion may be soothing.
- Drink water. Prevent dehydration.
- Leave small blisters alone. Don’t pop them if they are smaller than your little fingernail. If a blister does break, clean it with mild soap and water then use an antibiotic ointment on the wound and cover it with a nonstick bandage.
- Treat peeling skin gently. Within a few days you will begin to peel, it’s your body’s way of getting rid of the top layer of damaged skin. Continue to moisturize while it’s ridding of damaged skin.
- For severe sunburn, try an over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream. This may ease the discomfort.
- Protect your sunburn. Stay out of the sun, or protect yourself from sunlight when you go outside.
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