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How To Treat Sunburn

Your skin can burn if it gets too much sun without proper protection from sunscreen and clothes.

This person who thought that just because they were from Arizona, they were invincible against the California sun.

"When you are from Arizona and think 70 degrees on the beach in Cali doesn't require sunscreen. I. Hurt."
slviiier / Via reddit.com

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Do people really honestly think that the just because it's only 70 they won't get a sunburn?

NO. We all know it's the UV rays and not the heat here.
Exposure to sun is serious. Get sunscreen and even with sunscreen don’t spend the whole day exposed. Sunscreen helps but doesn’t make miracles.

So if you got sunburn, here’s a few tips:

#1 Take ibuprofen. It helps decrease inflammation.

#2 Take towels, wet them, then chill in the fridge or freezer. They feel SO nice when you put them on your skin.

#3 Make sure your aloe is 100% aloe. A lot of aloe is alcohol-based and that only further dehydrates your skin. 3a. Put your aloe in ice cube trays and freeze it. Use the aloe cubes to further cool down your skin.

#4 Keep drinking fluids. Seriously, it helps.

#5 Keep your bedroom a bit warmer than usual at night, and just cover yourself with a sheet. Heavier blankets will just get in the way. Friction=bad.

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#6 Take lukewarm baths, no soap. Follow up with a scent-Free cream, like Cetaphil.

#7 Stay shirtless as much as possible. Again, friction= bad.

#8 Don’t pop any blisters that form. This goes without saying, but don’t put bandaids over them. If you need to, use rolled gauze around your whole chest/back to cover them.

#9 It will get worse before it gets better. Days 2-3 are the worst. It will be hard to sleep. It will hurt. It will itch like mad.

#10 Take this as a very painful lesson learned and wear sunscreen from now until forever.

#11 Get yourself checked by a dermatologist within the next year or two and follow up if they suggest it.
Although it may seem like a temporary condition, sunburn—a result of skin receiving too much exposure from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays—can cause long-lasting damage to the skin. This damage increases a person’s risk for getting skin cancer, making it critical to protect the skin from the sun.

Via slviiier / reddit.com, panicked228 / reddit.com, Preview photo credit: slviiier / reddit.com