8 Tips That Can Help Treat Your Sunburn

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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:

  1. 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.
  2. Cool the skin. Apply a clean towel dampened with cool water or take a cool bath.
  3. Apply a moisturizer, lotion or gel. An aloe vera lotion or gel or calamine lotion may be soothing.
  4. Drink water. Prevent dehydration.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. For severe sunburn, try an over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream. This may ease the discomfort.
  8. Protect your sunburn. Stay out of the sun, or protect yourself from sunlight when you go outside.

Sources: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sunburn/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20355928

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