How To Treat Sunburn

“If you want to shine like the sun, first burn like the sun”. 

Welcome summer, it’s about that time we stay in the sun trying to get the perfect tan. Getting that perfect tan it’s everyone’s goal. But, it’s not as easy as it seems. Staying in the sun it’s not all fun and games, we must be very careful because the sun can affect our body in good ways but in bad ways too.

Staying in the sun for too long and with no protection can damage your eyes, can give you exhaustion, headache, nausea, dizziness, weakness and so on. But the worst consequence of long-term exposure to the sun is the development of skin cancer. The sun damage to the skin develops over years, the older you are the greater the risk of developing skin cancer. After all, sunburn doesn’t sound so bad, does it?

However, here are some ways to help you treat sunburn;

Hydrate

 After getting sunburn, try to drink extra water, juice and sports drinks for a couple days and keep an eye for any signs of dehydration. Drink water as much as you can. Hydration is key to everything. Water makes everything better; your skin, your hair and so on. You’ll feel fresher.

Eat Healthy

Many healthy delicious food have been proven to either slow the burn or prevent it altogether. Including salmon. Salmon and most fish in general contain a lot of healthy oils, which contain omega-3 fatty acids. They aid in guarding sunburn and DNA changes that lead to cancer. Eating red helps you from turning red, including tomatoes, watermelon and so on. I mean, there’s no better time to eat watermelon than in summer time. Also, drinking a glass of wine can help prevent sunburn by destroying reactive oxygen species that react with UV rays to cause the burn. Most of people think that just because it’s healthy, it’s not delicious, but in fact healthy food it’s very delicious.

Also, put a cold towel on your skin. Do this for 10-15 minutes a few times everyday. It will help you take some of the heat out of your skin. Taking cold showers it’s good too.

Go natural

The only way the burn will heal is if you let your skin breathe. Try to avoid makeup for a while. Embrace the burn, treat it well. Be patient.

Was this helpful for you? Let me know.