Treating sunburn

Summer time is the biggest time of the year when everyone enjoys being outdoors and spending time with their family and friends.  As result of all these outdoor activities and banqueting, many of us arrive home after those long hot summer days with a nice sun burn.  Most of us forget to use sun tan lotion or simply forget to re-apply it during the course of the day.

Getting sunburn is definitely not pleasant.  Especially if you have fair skin.  It can be outright painful.  Not to mention it can lead to skin cancer which is even more scary.  That is why it is very important that you protect your skin against getting sunburn.
The easiest thing to do is to cover up.  Wear tops with long sleeves.  Wearing a hat will help cover your face and neck, without being too warm.  But we all want to enjoy our summer days and fit in.  No one wants to be completely covered up.  So the next best solution is to us sun block.  It is recommended that you use at least a SPF 15 sun screen lotion.  Get something higher if you have fair skin.  For children and infants, consider using at least a SPF 30.
Another thing to take into account when getting sunscreen is whether you’re going to be in contact with any type of water. If your response is, a yes then you need to buy waterproof sun block otherwise your perspiration and contact with the water will wash away the sun block.  Otherwise, you need to reapply your sunscreen every eight hours.

If you already have sunburn, then we recommend that you apply Hydrocortisone cream as well as calamine lotion onto your skin.  Merely rub them onto your skin and especially onto the affected areas.

You can also use Aloe Vera as well or any type of moisturizing cream.  Hope it helps.