5 Effective Steps To Treat Sunburned Skin
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Activities outside the room are fun sometimes. However, if the skin is too often exposed to the sun, over time it can cause sunburn or sunburn.

The sunburn condition in each person can be different, depending on the skin type and the intensity of sun exposure. Generally, burned skin will turn red, irritated, the skin feels hot, and sore.

However, you don't need to worry because sunburn can be treated easily. Here VOI summarizes how.

Compress with cold water

How to treat sunburned skin is to compress cold water or ice cubes on the area of the skin affected by sunburn. It's best to put ice cubes in a cloth or towel before applying it to your skin. Taking a cold shower can also soothe the skin from sunburn.

Avoid the sun

If your skin is already burned, it's best to avoid exposure to direct sunlight for a while. Immediately pull over to a cool place so that the skin condition does not get worse.

Use aloe vera gel

You can treat sunburn by using aloe vera gel. Aloe vera gel has proven to be very beneficial against sunburn. The cooling sensation when applying aloe vera gel on the body can help relieve the burning sensation of the sun.

In addition to aloe vera gel, you can also use 1% hydrocortisone cream without a doctor's prescription. You can use this cream and aloe vera gel interchangeably.

Drink water

Drinking lots of water can also help treat sunburned skin. When the skin burns, the body also lacks fluids. To keep you well hydrated, you should be diligent in drinking water. Not only the body, the skin will stay moist if you drink water regularly.

Avoid pressing on the burned skin

The way to treat sunburn so that it doesn't get worse is by not pressing the surface of the burned skin. This is because there is a protective layer on the outer skin that prevents further skin damage.

If you press, especially rub, it can take longer to heal the healing process, even allowing new infections to appear on the skin.

In addition to the steps above, you can use some after-sun products that help speed up the healing process for sunburned skin.

Here are product recommendations for sunburn that you can try:

· Clarins After Sun Moisturizer Self Tanning

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Posthelios Gel

La Mer After Sun Enhancer

· Nuxe Sun Refreshing After-Sun Lotion

· Clinique After Sun Rescue Balm

· Banan Boat Soothing Aloe After Sun Gel

· Parasol After Sun Spray

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