Everyone knows what sunburn feels like. And it’s definitely not fun. Of course prevention is always better than cure, but luckily there are some things you can do to heal your skin if you do happen to get burned by the sun’s rays. We'll dive into how to ease the effects of sunburn and how you can get rid of it.
The first sign of (mildly) sunburned skin is usually the red colour. The sunburn then develops for another 12 to 24 hours, which makes it important to take these steps as soon as possible:
Now we've learned how to help treat sunburn, it's also important to stress what not to do:
If you are badly burned, for example, if you feel faint or dizzy, have severe blisters, feel nauseous or have a high temperature, go and see your doctor.
So now you may be asking yourself, how often should I reapply my sunscreen? Here are some top tips:
Learn more about sun damage and how to prevent it in our article sun damage explained.
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