Despite our best sun-defence strategies, the never-ending summer can still sneak in a sunburn surprise when you least expect it. All it takes is a momentary lapse and voilà – you’ve got yourself burnt skin, also known as solar erythema. This week, we come to your rescue with tips on what’s your best move if you’ve sizzled in the sun.
Our Solutions for Remedying Sunburn:
- Apply Cooling Creams: If your skin’s red and feels hot, reach for a soothing cream packed with plant oils and calming ingredients, like Jojoba Quench Body Serum.
- Peeling? Hands Off: Shedding skin’s a no-touch zone. The same goes for bursting blisters. And as tempting as it is, don’t scratch, as it can increase inflammation.
- Maximum Hydration: Moisturise the area with emollient-rich formulas, which can be chilled in the fridge beforehand to provide extra relief to your skin.
- Soothe Irritation: A cold cloth or an ice pack swaddled in cotton can be a game-changer for calming itchy skin.
- Shy Away from Sunshine: Protect the burnt area and keep it covered until it’s healed. It is also important to avoid UV lamps as your skin heals.
- Keep Yourself Hydrated: Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.
- Shower Smarts: Time to shower your skin with love – use a mild body cleanser, such as Antioxidant Burst Shower Gel. Avoid scrubbing your skin and always gently pat yourself dry with the towel afterwards.
- Moisture Marathon: During the healing phase, it is important that your skin is always moist and hydrated. Apply moisturiser several times a day if necessary.
- Vitamin E to the Rescue: Vitamin E is often the unsung hero in skincare but, trust us, to speed up the healing process it’s a must-have. Try including Nutritive Repair Emulsion and/or Intelligent Frontier Facial Oil in your daily skincare routine.
- Doctor’s Orders: If after 3 days the affected area continues to be painful to the touch, we recommend seeing your doctor.
We hope these tips have been useful to you. If you have any questions, remember you can always contact us through our skin consultation service.