Last week we talked about how to avoid sunburns and other damage caused by the sun, but just in case you missed it and got a few too many UV rays, here’s how treating sunburn peeling can be simple and effective.
Always remember that sun damage is no light matter. Take as many precautions as you can to protect your skin from the sun! If your burn seems to be more intense than a little extra heat, persists, is painful, or if something just doesn’t seem right – see your health care professional without delay!
Check out the Handmade Men simple steps to treating sunburn peels the easy way!
- Don’t be afraid to get rid of the pain! The truth is that sunburns can really hurt! A simple over the counter pain reliever and anti-inflammatory can be a great option to cut down on the pain and give your skin a break. if you aren’t sure what to take, speak to your pharmacist.
- Hydrate! Make sure that you’re getting all the water you should be throughout the span of your burn. Water is an important element in helping your skin repair – so make sure you fill up!
- Use an all-natural topical skin relief like aloe vera or an herbal salve to give your skin extra nutrients – and to help you feel better immediately!
- A cool shower without soap or exfoliation can be a great way to soothe your skin anytime you need it.
- Once your burn seems to be going away, and once it’s less painful, you can begin gently using the palm of your hand to rub away peeling skin under cool water. Don’t be aggressive, and don’t force it. If you peel off skin that isn’t ready to go, you’re opening yourself up to infections and a lot more pain.
- Cold cream, like the ever-popular Noxema, is a great option for soothing burns and calming down pain.
- Steep a few bags of organic black tea in hot water. Once the water cools completely, use the bags to dab black tea on your sunburn. Leave the tea on to dry – don’t wash it off. Prepare to be amazed!
- Use a soft cloth to apply watered-down skim milk to burn areas.
- Take a cool bath that includes a few cups of organic oatmeal and 1/2 cup of baking soda. This is a great way to reduce swelling, calm pain, and hydrate the skin