Going on a beach vacation is just about everyone’s idea of the perfect summer. If you have big plans to get to the beach and soak up some rays, don’t forget the sun protection. Even though SPF can protect your skin from skin cancer and sunburns, it’s not bulletproof. So, what can you do if you get a sunburn while you’re on vacation? Let’s take a closer look.
Skip the Sun
No, you don’t have to sit inside of your hotel room and mope if you have a sunburn, but we don’t encourage you to lay out in the sun either. Try to sit in the sade and wear some clothes to cover your sunburn. Remember that even though you might have to take a timeout for a few days, you will be healed up and back at it in no time.
Bring Aloe Vera
In addition to packing enough sunscreen with you on vacation, we always encourage our patients to bring a small thing of aloe vera. The acid in aloe vera has been proven to heal the skin a lot faster and soothe it. One of the great things about aloe vera is that a little bit of it can go a long way so you don’t have to haul a massive bottle with you on the airplane.
Try some ice or damp washcloths
Feel your sunburned skin. Does it feel hot to the touch? Burns tend to feel warm when you touch them. Try cooing your skin down with either something like an ice cube or a damp, cold washcloth. Both of these options will help soothe your skin and get rid of all of the heat. Plus, who doesn’t like to be cooled down when it’s scorching outside?
Calm down your skin after a sunburn and use these tips. If you want to learn more about how you can take better care of your skin during the summer, contact our Huntington office and call us at (631) 423-1000.