After a day in the sun, lathering up in SPF may be the last thing on your mind, but it's a crucial skin step worth remembering. It happens to the best of us, but now you need to deal with burning, red and painful skin which may take days to fade. It's important to treat skin quickly after a sunburn in order to prevent peeling, dark spots, and dry or wrinkled skin.
The traditional sunburn at-home treatment is "apply a cool wet rag", "moisturize" and "take an aspirin" or ibuprofen to reduce any swelling and discomfort. However, wet rags absorb the skin's heat and warm up quickly, leading to a very short- lasting treatment. In addition, resorting to applying ice directly on sunburnt skin does more harm than good as it can cause a cold burn on top of your sunburn.
An All in One Way to Treat a Sunburn, Safely
- The Intense Hydration Mask is all of this in one. In just 20 minutes of application, the refreshing mask works hard to deliver maximum supply of water into the skin, cooling down the skin by 38°F just what you need in case of a sunburn. This all-natural biotech cellulose mask penetrates the skin with a maximum amount of pure water to soak deep into the layers and rehydrate the skin cells with the moisture it needs. This mask will help prevent further skin damage since it is made of 95% water and cools the skin down by 3.6°F, stopping the burn from further damaging the skin.
The benefits are endless. It will reduce redness, soothe your hot skin, replenish the skin with hydration, and ease the pain and swelling. Find relief from sunburns with Velež.
So, what sunscreen should you apply next time you go out in the sun?
Michele Farber, MD, FAAD , a board-certified dermatologist practicing at Schweiger Dermatology Group recommends: "SPF 30 or above is a must. Higher does block out slightly higher percentages of UV rays, so it is helpful to use SPF greater than 30".