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  • Writer's pictureThe Rumamend Team

Saving the sunburnt skin

Updated: Oct 26, 2023

The skin is the largest organ of body, it is important to keep germs and bacteria out, regulate body temperature and so many other amazing things - first prize is to avoid sun burn all together! However, if you do get burnt here are some tips.

What to do:

☀️Get out of the sun as soon as possible.

☀️Cool your skin with a cool shower, bath, or damp towel.

☀️Apply aftersun cream or spray that contains aloe vera or other soothing ingredients.

☀️Drink lots of water to cool down and prevent dehydration.

☀️Take painkillers if you have to.

☀️Cover sunburnt skin from direct sunlight until skin has fully healed.

What not to do:

🔥Use petroleum jelly on sunburnt skin.

🔥Put ice or ice packs on sunburnt skin.

🔥Pop any blisters.

🔥Scratch or try to remove peeling skin.

🔥Wear tight-fitting clothes over sunburnt skin.

🔥Go back in the sun until your sunburn has healed completely.

Here are some additional tips for treating sunburn:

If your sunburn is severe, and if you have fever, chills or other signs of infection you may need to see a doctor.

🌿Keep your sunburned skin clean and dry.

🌿Avoid using harsh soaps or detergents on your sunburned skin.

🌿If you have to go outside, wear protective clothing, such as a hat, sunglasses, and long-sleeved shirt.

🌿Reapply sunscreen every two hours, even on cloudy days.

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