Thursday, July 5, 2012

How To: Help a Sunburn Heal!

Hey Everyone!

I hope that you guys had a great 4th of July! Normally what people do on the 4th, is they go swimming! Either in a pool, ocean, lake or something that has to do with the water! I was one of those people yesterday! I went to the lake in my area, swam for 4 hours, but ended up with a really painful sunburn. 

So I bet that alot of you are experiencing what I'm experiencing right now, so I wanted to share with you guys my tips on getting over a sunburn. 

Tip # 1) ALOE VERA.  I cannot stress this enough! You need to aloe vera the heck out of the area that is sunburned! I normally slather it on in the morning and before I go to bed! I normally put it on when I'm not wearing any clothes and then let it soak in before I put on clothes! If you want to, you can even put your aloe vera in your refridgerator and then when you put it on your skin, it will feeling soothing to your hot sunburn! 

Tip # 2) VITAMIN E. Now, if you have blisters that were caused by your sunburn, than I recommend putting on viatimin E on the blistered area. This will prevent scaring and it will provide extra moisture for the blisters so that they will go down faster. I have experienced VERY painful sunburns that do involve blistering and vitamin E has been a life saver. 

Tip # 3) SOFT CLOTHING. If you are wearing soft clothing when experiencing a bad sunburn, it will help you feel more comfortable! It won't irratate your sunburn! Also if you wear really soft clothing when you are sleeping, than it will make your night sleep be alot more relaxing. Personally, I move alot when I sleep, and when experiencing a bad sunburn, this is torture! So make sure that you are wearing soft clothing when you are going to bed, because it will make all the difference! 

Tip # 4) WEAR A STRAPLESS BRA! Now, when I get a sunburn, it's normally where my swimsuit top straps were and on my shoulders/back area. So wearing a strapless bra it won't hit your shoulders and back, so therfore, won't irratate the sunburn. 

Tip # 5) DO NOT EXFOLIATE! If you exfoliate, not only will it be painful, but it will also throw the skin off its natural peeling cycle. 

Tip # 6) Wear sunscreen in the first place! If you wear sunscreen and re - apply about every hour, than you won't have a problem! Make sure its at least SPF 15 and you apply it evenly! 

I hope that you guys found this post helpful and that you had a safe 4th of July! 

xoxo

Abbey

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