Summer is ready to enlighten us with its presence, but for some us who have ridiculously pale skin that means lobster skin and Rudolf-the-red-nosed reindeer colored nose.
Even though skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in North America, we still take the risk to get a wholesome bronze colored tan. Oh course, us pale-skinned ladies don’t go out to bask in the skin’s beautiful glory with the end goal of getting sunburned.
Even if we are wearing SPF45, our skin tends to get a little redder than tanned. Getting sunburned just doesn’t seem possible to avoid if you have pale skin this skin. If you want to avoid walking around looking like a lobster this summer, then you definitely need to read the following advice on how to treat sunburn.
How to treat sunburn and lose that lobster look once and for all
If you notice that your skin is getter hotter and redder, it is time to cover your skin up and move out of sun. Get a friend or family member to let you know if they notice your skin is getting red, as it often hard for yourself to tell. If you are getting burned, but need to stay outside, make sure you are wearing thicker materials to prevent burning though your clothes.
Let your skin breathe
When we get sunburn our skin becomes extremely sensitive and overheated, so it needs to breathe. If you apply body-hugging attire to your recently sunburned skin, you can cause it peel or bubble faster. Plus it would be very painful to take off, since your skin will attach itself to the fabric due to the lack of moisture in your skin.
Believe it or not, sunburns can be very painful especially, if it is on a place where you need to apply pressure, especially for sitting or sleeping. Sunburns cause your skin to swell and become inflamed, so look for a painkillers such as an anti-inflammatory drugs. Ibuprofen is your best choice; just follow the instructions on the packaging.
Even though you are not in the sun, your skin can continue burning, so you need to cool your skin down as soon as possible. Grab a towel and soak it in fresh water, wring out the excess water and apply to your skin for 15 minutes. Avoid having a shower, as that can cause your skin to blister.
Pat your skin dry
After you have a bath or a lukewarm shower, avoid rubbing your skin dry. Instead, pat your skin dry using a soft towel. Rubbing your skin could cause the delicate, sensitive skin to tear or even worse peel off leaving ugly scars.
Moisturize, moisturize and moisturize
Once your skin is dry, now apply a hydrating lotion that contains Aloe Vera. Aloe Vera contains properties that will cool your skin and prevents your skin from swelling. Stay away from lotions or creams that are scented or contain petroleum, which will trap your body heat in.
Hide your sunburn
If you have a sunburned nose, add a touch liquid bronzer to your foundation or use a darker foundation. Blend it into your panda bear eyes and cheeks to make your face look more even. Conceal your strap marks with a skin foundation for a streamlined look.