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Jul 29
2010

Sunburn First Aid!

Posted by: Siqi Kong in Skin Care

Siqi Kong

Sunburn First Aid!

To prevent sunburn is one of the most important things in the summer. If you spending the day in the sun without sunscreen, you may need some tips on how to bear through the pain and heal faster.

Aloe. It causes a cooling effect on the burn, which soothes the area and reduces the damage to the sensitive tissues caused by the burn. The trick is to keep it in the fridge this gets it all nice and cold and the relief last twice as long!

Aspirin. Aspirin kills the pain and reduces inflammation and redness of sunburn. It short-circuits the whole sunburn process. It must be taken within 24 hours of getting sunburned. Aspirin is preferable to ibuprofen or acetaminophen because it is less stressful on the liver and kidneys.

Baking soda. Liquefy some baking soda in water and make a compress using a clean cloth. Another remedy is to add 1/2 cup of baking soda to a tepid bath and soak. Instead of drying the affected area with a towel, let it air dry. Baking soda is cooling and will help the skin retain moisture.

Noxzema. This face wash slather it all over yourself it takes the sting out and cools the skin.

Shower. Take a warm or cold shower to draw out the heat of your sunburn. The warm water will increase circulation to the area while hydrating it, thereby speeding the healing process.

Tea. Make some cold tea and apply to the burn. Mint tea, such as peppermint or spearmint is especially good. The teas have tannins that help the healing process.

Ice Cubes. This is a simple step. Just take ice cubes and rub over the affected area and watch how fast they melt!

And, the most important, remember to wear sunscreen next time!

 

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