Sunburnt? Follow These Helpful Tips To Soothe Your Sunburn
There is really nothing like sitting outside on the beach, listening to the waves crash and feeling the warm sun tickle your face. However, soaking up the sun can end up causing you some problems if you are not careful.
Sometimes even when you try to be good about applying the sunscreen you miss a spot, and then you are left with a red, chapped face that no longer has that beautiful summer glow. If you have been faced with this dilemma, there are a few things that can be done in order to help ease the pain and make your face look a little less lobster-like.
TREAT A SUNBURNED FACE TIP #1: Get Drinking
When you have a sunburn it is always a good idea to drink lots of water afterwards. Most likely you are now dehydrated from sitting outside for a good length of time and you have the burn to prove it. You should really always have a bottle or two of water with you while you are outside basking in the sun to stay hydrated, but it is equally important to drink up once you get home and see the damage that is done.
TREAT A SUNBURNED FACE TIP #2: Use a Cool Compress
If your face feels like it is on fire, the best and easiest thing to do is to place a cool compress over your skin. This will instantly help the stinging of the sunburn so you will be able to be have some relief. While this will not be able to take the redness down instantly or take away your sunburn completely, it will provide you with some relief while you are using the compress.
TREAT A SUNBURNED FACE TIP #3: Milk it Up
Beauty specialists and some physicians have said that when you do get a bad sunburn it is a great idea to soak in a milk bath in order to ease the discomfort and help take down a little bit of the redness. Since your face is the issue here, a bath may not suffice, however you can still use some milk in order to help tame the burn on your face. Place some cool milk in a small bowl and use cotton balls to dunk into the milk and dab directly onto your face to help soothe the burn.
TREAT A SUNBURNED FACE TIP #4: Call the Doctor
If your face is severely burned and has blistered or sprouted welts, you should always seek a medical professional’s advice. This burn could really be serious and need to have some medical attention.
More Tips on How To Prevent Sunburn
While at times, we can’t always prevent a sunburn, we should always take the proper precautions in order to do our very best. Always apply sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher on every two hours and make sure that you use it on your lips or get a chap stick with SPF in it. To keep your face protected from the sun if you are going to be out in it for an extended amount of time, you should try to wear a hat. This way your face will stay in the shade, your neck will also be shielded from the sun and your scalp will be able to stay sunburnt free as well.
Carissa Chesanek is a freelance writer who works with mainly women's issues that deal with fashion, beauty, health and relationships. She has her master's degree in journalism, is an aspiring author and an active member of The Author’s Guild and the International Federation of Business and Professional Women.