August 11, 2020

Soaking up the sun on a hot summer day is fun while it lasts. But if you're left with a painful sunburn, the fun is over. 

The sun can wreak havoc on your skin and lead to lines and wrinkles, sunspots, broken blood vessels, and even skin cancer.

There's not much you can do to reverse long-term sun damage. But there are steps you can take to soothe a painful sunburn and get some much-needed relief.

Here are some soothing ways to heal sun damaged skin this summer.

Use a Cold Compress

You can reduce the pain and inflammation from sunburn with a cold compress.

Applying a cold compress to affected areas of the skin causes the tiny blood vessels to contract. This reduces inflammation and acts as a natural pain reliever.

Try wrapping a few ice cubes in a damp cloth. Hold the compress against the skin and apply several times a day to reduce discomfort.

Do not apply ice directly to sunburned skin. This can damage your skin and cause more discomfort.

Soak in a Soothing Bath 

A cool bath feels amazing when you have a sunburn. Soaking for 10 to 15 minutes helps reduce inflammation and calm the skin.

Try adding 1 to 2 cups of powdered oatmeal to your bath. It naturally reduces the inflammation and itching associated with sunburn.

When you step out of the bath, pat dry or allow your skin to dry naturally. Immediately after your bath, apply a creamy moisturizer to help restore the skin's natural barrier.

Glo Skin Beauty Restorative Cream is perfect for dry, sunburned skin. Your skin will drink in the moisture.

It will nourish and calm your skin and while reducing sun damage from UVB radiation. 

Moisturise Your Skin

The sun dehydrates your skin, and dry skin needs extra moisture to heal. The old-fashioned remedy of using butter or Vaseline on sunburned skin is a bad idea. These products trap moisture and won't allow your skin to breathe.

Instead, use a quality moisturiser every day to keep your skin looking its best. This will help moisturise and heal dry or damaged skin.

For best results, moisturise every morning and each night before bed. For sunburned skin, try chilling your moisturizer before using it for an extra cooling effect.

Glo Skin Beauty's Hydra Radiance Moisturiser helps brighten, strengthen, and smooth the skin. This botanically-based moisturiser is light and provides gentle, long-lasting hydration.

Sip More Water

Drinking plenty of water will help counteract the drying effects of sunburn. In the days following a sunburn, you'll find relief by increasing your fluid intake.

Too much sun dehydrates the body and leaves you feeling depleted and exhausted. It's important to replenish your body with extra hydration.

Water is always good, but Gatorade and Powerade help restore your electrolytes.

For added hydration, snack on fruits and vegetables with a high water content. These include watermelon, strawberries, cucumbers, grapefruit, cantaloupe, and tomatoes, among others.

Choose Foundation With SPF

It's easy to get in a hurry in the morning and forget to put on sunscreen. Choosing beauty products like foundation, powder, and lipsticks that contain SPF is a way to add some sun protection without even thinking about it.

Makeup products with SPF protect your skin from the sun's damaging rays as you go about your day. When you touch up your makeup, you're applying sunscreen as well.

Your best defense is to first put on sunscreen and layer it with a good foundation containing SPF. But on those days when you're rushing out the door, it's good to know your makeup offers some protection for your face.

Glo Skin Beauty Luminous Liquid Foundation with SPF18 is formulated with a blend of antioxidants and glides on to give your skin a light, flawless finish. It's non-comedogenic and softens imperfections while protecting your skin from harsh UV rays.  

Don't Skip the Sunscreen

Sunscreen is important for those long days in the sun, but it's also important for everday use. Sunscreen protects you from the sun's harmful rays that can lead to premature aging, wrinkles, and more.

Although it may be tempting to try to get a golden tan, the truth is that suntanned skin is damaged skin. For the long-term health of your skin and to protect yourself from skin cancer, wearing sunscreen should be at the top of your beauty routine.

Choose a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Glo Skin Beauty has a variety of natural sun protection products that are cruelty free and provide nourishing, long lasting protection from the sun's harmful rays.

Protect Your Burn

When you have sunburned skin, it's vulnerable to further injury. The last thing you want is more sun damage, so be careful to protect your skin.

Be sure to stay out of the sun if possible. If you must go outside, use sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Try to stay in the shade if you can.

Wear clothing that covers your sunburned skin. Loose clothes with tightly woven fabrics that block the sun's rays are best. Wear a hat for extra protection as well.

Healing Sun Damaged Skin

Of course, the best thing you can do for your skin is to stay out of the sun. But that's hard to do on a beautiful summer day.

It is possible to enjoy your time in the sun and protect your skin too.

Remember to use sunscreen every day to protect your skin and prevent serious sunburn. If you do get too much sun, there are lots of great remedies for soothing sun damaged skin.

Be sure to check out our website and our amazing skincare products too. 

 




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