Healing from a Sunburn at Our Mount Dora, FL Apartments
If you live in Florida, odds are you have experienced a sunburn. While it’s important to always apply sunscreen when you spend time outside, it can be easy to forget. For example, you may have stayed out in the sun longer than you meant to, or it slipped your mind while visiting an amusement park. But now your skin is red and angry. It hurts to shower, put on clothes, and even move around.
Here are four steps you can take to start the healing process quickly:
• Apply aloe. It is one of the most popular options for sunburns, and for good reason. Studies have shown that aloe vera enhances skin healing after a burn, so apply liberally after taking a cool shower or bath.
• Take medicine. Take an over-the-counter medication, like ibuprofen or aspirin, which will help to reduce the inflammation around your sunburn, as well as alleviate the pain.
• Keep hydrated. A sunburn can be accompanied by dehydration because sun exposure robs our bodies of moisture, too, so it’s important to drink water to replenish your body.
• Apply a cold compress. If you have one area of your body that has been sunburned, applying a cold compress to the area will help to relieve the pain. Simply dampen a washcloth with cold water and lay it over the affected area for 20 to 30 minutes.
Sunburns can happen when you least expect it, so always remember to apply sunscreen when you are going to be spending time outside, even if it’s just for a short period of time or the day is overcast.
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