Since there is no use crying over spilt milk, there is no point in bawling your eyes out because of that pesky sunburn. What you need to do instead is focus on accelerating the healing process as well as preventing sunburn from worsening. In this article, you will learn about some of the things that you should NOT do if you have sunburn.
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Forgetting to Drink Water
Having sunburn can easily leave your body dehydrated as much of the fluid within you is drawn to sunburned portions of the skin. Especially if your sunburn is a massive and intense one, you can be certain that the rest of your body is deprived of water. This is why drinking extra water pay day is very important if you have sunburn.
But whether or not you have sunburn, it’s of utmost importance for you to drink about 2 liters of water daily — that’s not a lot because that’s approximately just 8 glasses of water a day.
Wearing Tight Clothes
It’s not a good idea for you to wear tight-fitting clothes when you have sunburn because it will only make the discomfort associated with it intensified. Your body is trying to heal that sunburn by increasing the flow of blood to the affected areas of the body, causing them to feel warm and appear red. Wearing tight clothes can make things worse.
Consider going for loose clothes that won’t adhere to sunburned areas of the body all the time. It’s also a good idea for you to opt for clothes out of cotton or other natural fabrics that permit your skin to breathe.
Hiding Sunburn With Makeup
Putting on sleeveless or tube tops can help in keeping sunburn on the upper back and arms from coming into contact with fabrics, which is something that can provide great relief. However, it can be tempting to cover reddened parts of the skin with layers of makeup. If you’re planning on doing so, don’t!
Experts say that applying makeup on your sunburn can slow down the healing process. What’s more, you may end up with an infection especially if you use dirty makeup brushes or sponges.
Applying Scented Aloe Vera Gel
One of the most effective home remedies for sunburn is aloe vera gel. Those who do not have easy access to aloe vera plants may simply get their hands on aloe vera gel in bottles. However, some of these products contain unnecessary ingredients such as fragrances, and they can exacerbate your sunburn.
What you need to do is look for an aloe vera gel in a bottle that contains no added ingredients. Still the best aloe vera gel for the job is something that’s harvested straight from the leaf of an aloe vera plant.
Scratching or Peeling Your Skin
Two things that can signify that your sunburn is already healing are itchiness and peeling. However, make sure that you fight off the urge to scratch and peel your skin with all your might. Otherwise, the healing process may get delayed, causing you much longer agony especially if you accidentally break your skin and an infection strikes.
To deal with the itchiness and peeling, regularly apply your favorite mild skin moisturizer. You may also opt for cold wet compresses to attain much-needed relief from these annoying sunburn symptoms.
Avoid doing the above mentioned things for fast-healing sunburn without any unwanted complication.