How to Recover from a Sunburn
The sun, in all its splendor, feels amazing as it soaks into your skin comforting your mind, body, and soul. Unfortunately as wonderful as the glorious warmth feels on your skin, it can cause severe damage to your cells, especially when you get burned to a crisp.
Not only are sunburns painful, but they wreak havoc on the health of your skin. They can sneak up on you as you work in the yard, play at the beach, or relax in a chaise lounge reading your favorite book. If you have the misfortune of experiencing a painful sunburn, there are things you can do to help your skin recover.
1. Drink ice cold water and lots of it. When your body becomes overheated from spending too much time in the sun, it helps to drink ice water to keep your body temperature down, while keeping your cells hydrated.
2. LED light therapy kicks your cells into reparative mode, while reducing pain, and increasing circulation. If you have an LED light therapy system at home, then using it after getting burned will speed up the healing process, soothe the skin, and rejuvenate your complexion. Otherwise you can enjoy this healing technology at a spa or skin care clinic.
3. Soothe the burn with a milk bath. Fill the bath with warm to cool water and add 6-8 cups of milk. Soak in the opulent waters and let your skin drink in the comforting properties. It will help comfort your skin and will help bring down your body temperature.
4. Apply a light lotion that contains aloe vera as well as antioxidants to the burned areas. Aloe vera has healing and soothing properties while the antioxidants help gobble up the damaging free radicals that occur during sun exposure. Don’t apply too much though, as heavy layers can create a barrier and trap in the heat.
5. Avoid peeling the burned skin yourself. Give it time to heal and fall off on its own accord. Pulling and tugging on the loose skin can cause scarring so it’s a good idea to resist picking all together.
You can still enjoy being in the great outdoors, just take some extra precautions to protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun. Apply an ample amount of sunscreen every two hours, stay hydrated, wear a hat, and protect your eyes with sunglasses. In the off chance that you do get a nasty sunburn, give your skin the extra care it needs and it will recover in due time.