Now that summer is going strong, it’s important to consider protecting your skin from the sun’s UV rays. Continued lengthened exposure to the sun can increase the development of fine lines and wrinkles on the face. Have you ever experienced a painful sunburn that ruined your weekend? This type of thing happens when you either forget or neglect the safety of your skin. Most times bad sunburns happen unexpectedly and at that point it is already too late to fix it. Always make sure to add protective layers of sunscreen based on your susceptibility to the sun.
Getting a harmful sunburn could lead to extreme irritation, redness, pain, and even blistering on the affected area. This is not a pleasant experience and unfortunately causes damage to the skin cells. If you are someone that burns easily and doesn’t take proper care of their skin, newly formed wrinkles are likely to appear due to the increased damage to the skin.
What should you do if you are already burned? First, cool off the skin with cold water compressions multiple times a day. Use a moisturizing lotion in order to keep the skin as hydrated as possible. Apply pure aloe vera gel to the affected areas in order to increase the skins hydration. This is a major help and can also reduce discomfort. If the pain is still bothersome, consider taking anti-inflammatory medication, such as an aspirin, to help with relief. Sometimes cortisone creams can be used on worser cases to help with any problem areas.
Summer is a time for fun in the sun, but that doesn’t mean we should neglect our skin’s health. Take the extra time to protect you and your skin from the UV rays of the sun, even if you don’t think you need to.