Sunburn, what should I do?
- Posted on: Feb 7 2019
In hot summer months, we all love spending time in the sun. Often we don’t realise how the rays of the sun damages our skin. This also applies to us in the winter, where the sun is bright, exposing us to UV rays but without the heat. During the winter UV rays may not burn the skin, but it has a deeper impact on the skins dermal layer. Thus, giving the rise to skin conditions such as hyperpigmentation, melanomas and photo-ageing skin.
How to avoid a sunburn?
It is very important to avoid a sunburn due to that damaging impact it has the skin. As sunburn increases the chance of getting melanoma and can lead to permanent photo-ageing. Spending long hours in the sun, without any sun protection results in sunburn. Therefore, sunburn also give rise to skin cancer, so it is important to always stay protected in the sun.
What can I do to protect my skin?
- Try and avoid direct sunlight, either through the window and thought the clouds.
- If you do decide to spend time outdoors, it is important to wear protective clothing.
- Wear sunscreen of SPF 50 daily, ensure you reapply every 2 hours when exercising, sweating and in the water.
How should I take care of a sunburn?
- Try to avoid UV rays , whether that is direct sun exposure or indirectly through windows and clouds.
- After a sunburn, it is important to cover the area with woven clothing to block out sun rays penetrating the skin further.
- Take cool showers. Since hot showers will only aggravate the sunburn.
- Apply moisturizer that is soothing to the skin, like aloe vera.
- Stay well hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
- Seek medical advice in getting a creams to heal the sunburn. For instance hydrocortisone. Thus, reducing inflammation and promote healing.
- If blisters form after the sunburn, ensure that you do not pick the blister to avoid any infection.
At Saints European, we have SPF 50 Sunscreen available and skin treatments for pigmentation, photo ageing and many more available. Thus, helping you reverse the damage from the sun.
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