Fair skins having less melanin protection are more likely to burn faster, but regardless of your skin type, sun damages your DNA of skin cells – leading to skin cancer including melanoma.
We should keep in mind it doesn’t have to be painful or obviously red to benefit the sensitivity of the electrolysis session or any skin treatment for this matter – facial, body scrub – massage etc. The pre and post three days sun exposure-waiting time should apply.
A sunburn skin will dry and peel, if blister call your doctor. See blisters below.
Home remedies may reduce your pain and discomfort:
* Take an anti-inflammatory medication, such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin,others).
*Apply cold compresses to the affected skin, or take a cool bath or shower.
*Apply an aloe vera or after-sun lotion to your skin to decrease pain and swelling.
*Apply cold compresses — such as a towel dampened with cool tap water — to the affected skin. Or take a cool bath or shower.
* Apply a moisturizing cream, aloe vera lotion or hydrocortisone cream to affected skin. A low-dose (0.5 to 1 percent) hydrocortisone cream may decrease pain and swelling, and speed up healing.
* If blisters form, don’t break them. They contain your natural body fluid (serum) and are a protective layer. Also, breaking blisters slows the healing process and increases the risk of infection. If needed, lightly cover blisters with gauze. If blisters break on their own, apply an antibacterial cream.
* Drink plenty of fluids. Sun exposure and heat can cause fluid loss through your skin. Be sure to replenish those fluids to prevent dehydration — when your body doesn’t have enough water and other fluids to carry out its normal functions.
* Treat peeling skin gently. Within a few days, the affected area may begin to peel. This is simply your body’s way of getting rid of the top layer of damaged skin. While your skin is peeling, continue to use moisturizing cream.
To prevent sunburn:
*Avoid sun exposure between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sun’s rays are the strongest during these hours, schedule outdoor activities for other times of the day. Seek shade whenever possible. limit the amount of time you’re outdoors during these peak hours.
* Cover up. Wear tightly woven clothing that covers your arms and legs, and a broad-brimmed hat, than does a baseball cap or golf visor. Also, consider wearing clothing or outdoor gear specially designed to provide sun protection.
* Use sunscreen frequently and liberally. The American Academy of Dermatology currently recommends using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more. Apply sunscreen generously, and reapply every two hours — or more often if you’re swimming or perspiring. Use it even on cloudy or hazy days. UV rays can penetrate cloud cover.
* Wear sunglasses when outdoors. Look for a manufacturer’s label that says the sunglasses block 99 or 100 percent of all UV light. To be even more effective, choose sunglasses that fit close to your face or have wraparound frames that block sunlight from all angles.
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”
Chinese Philosopher Laozi