London:If you are also done with summers and now it’s scorching you hard then these five essential tips to treat sunburns will act as a blessing of the day for you.Skin experts advise people to constantly moisturize the skin with sunscreen, no matter how diligent you were with reapplying, you still end up getting too much sun, as it speeds up the healing process and soothes the red, inflamed skin, Time Magazine reported.
Joshua Zeichner, MD, director of cosmetic and clinical research in the department of dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, said that as soon one realize that the skin is a little too red, one should take an anti-inflammatory pill like ibuprofen or aspirin, which will help to stop inflammation and redness from getting any worse and ease pain.
Experts also recommended to after taking the after-pool-shower one should rinse off with cool water to soothe skin and remove any chlorine, salt water or sand that may be lingering and causing more irritation.
Moisturisers that contain aloe, glycerin or hyaluronic acid like Sun Bum Cool Down Aloe Spray, should be prefered.
Skin experts also suggested to use cool compress DIY trick i.e. soaking in skim milk, egg whites or green tea as proteins in milk and egg whites coat and calm the burn while green tea reduces the inflammation.
At last one should stay hydrated by drinking lot of fluids and eating water filled fruits like watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, or grapes as sun not only takes away the moisture from the skin, it also dehydrates the body.