- Pinkness or redness
- Skin that feels warm or hot to the touch
- Pain, tenderness or itching
- Small fluid-filled blisters, which may break
- Headache, fever, chills and fatigue if the sunburn is severe
HOW TO TREAT / HIDE A SUNBURN
If you are unlucky enough to have gotten a sunburn, fear not – Beach Baby is here to help!
Have a look at this video below which gives some basic sunburn prevention tips, including how to treat a sunburn, and even how to hide it!
So, why did he get a sunburn in the first place? That’s right, he didn’t re-apply. Was he tanning?
He didn’t say, but really, he could have been doing anything out in the sun, so that doesn’t really matter.
The sun doesn’t care that much if you’re a moving target, although laying in one spot and slow-roasting is probably one way to get a really good sunburn.
Some even say water has a magnifying effect when it comes to the sun, so hiding out in the water isn’t going to work.
Anyway, our friend in the video knows he made a mistake, so from us to you, don’t forget to re-apply, ok? Also, consider the following…
Sunburn Prevention Tips
- SPF30 re-apply every two to three hours
- Always re-apply after vigorous activities
- SPF15 blocks 94% of UVB rays and SPF30 blocks 97%
- Just because you have a higher SPF doesn’t mean you don’t have to re-apply
- Stay hydrated especially in the sun
You Got Burned – Now What?
One thing you can do is take an anti-inflammatory with Naproxen in it.
Naproxen reduces hormone levels, and thereby reduces any kind of pain you might be experiencing, such as sunburn pain.
If you’re feeling sunburn pain, Naproxen can really help bring it down a notch.
You can also use aloe. Often used for shaving, aloe is known to treat cuts and scrapes and provide soothing relief.
Aloe vera gel contains two hormones: auxin and gibberellins. These two hormones provide wound-healing and anti-inflammatory properties that reduce skin inflammation.
For sunburns, not to mention numerous other skin ailments, it’s a great healer and very soothing.