Save Yourself The Sunburn

We’ve all been warned about the effects of the sun and re-applying sunblock throughout the day, but it’s easy to forget when you’re having fun in the sun. Once you get a sunburn, it can be painful and ruin your vacation. We’ve included a few tips that will help your sunburn, and several tips so this won’t happen again (hopefully!)

  • First and foremost, get out of the sun at the first sign of redness or burning! If you do burn, pure Aloe Vera gel can be helpful because it helps vent some of the retained heat and also lessens thermal injury.
  • Take ibuprofen or other anti-inflammatory medications because it can reduce some of the chemical injury that occurs due to inflammation, and make sure you drink a lot of water.
  • A classic error in sunscreen application is not using enough- to be truly protected we need to use a lot of sunscreen – about 2-4 ounces to cover your face and body.
  • Reapply every 3-4 hours and immediately after heavy perspiration or swimming.
  • There are no questions that sunscreen is certainly the number one defense when it comes to bare skin exposed to UVA and UVB rays. However, just because you are in the sun doesn’t mean your skin has to be.  Make sure you wear an adequate clothing cover-up.
  • Try to find thicker, denser material that covers larger areas of the body. UV rays can penetrate clothing, so make sure you pick smart apparel.
  • Sunglasses are recommended because they can protect your eyes from the suns rays. Look for sunglasses that are labeled as having some sort of “UV Protection.”
  • Sunscreen should be applied 365 days a year. The key is finding a sunscreen you love, so that you will continue to reapply it throughout the day.

Now are you looking to take action and follow our tips right away? Try our two SPF options right from the derm himself for the ultimate protection:

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