How Not to “Feel the Burn” of Sunburn
In Arizona, there is an average of 300 days of sunshine per year. Those who reside in this beautiful but hot state know how strong the sun can get with 100-degree temperatures.
Both UVB and UVA rays are linked to skin cancer. While UVA rays cause wrinkles to the skin, UVB rays cause sunburns.
Getting a sunburn while relaxing and entertaining poolside can be annoying at best. Applying sunblock and wearing clothing can provide protection. However, if you have not used the right amount of sunblock, have not read the bottle for best practices, and the weight and type of the fiber in your clothing is not beneficial, this can all impact the amount of protection you will get.
Now that your annoyed that you did not protect yourself correctly, let us offer you a few tips that we hope will alleviate some of your sunburn pain.
How To Treat Sunburn
- Try taking a cool shower. If the stream of water hurts your skin, lie down in a cool bath instead. Adding a cup or two of vinegar to your bath will help cool and soothe your burn.
- If you don’t like the smell of vinegar, try an oatmeal bath. The oatmeal brings relief to tight, itchy skin.
- Apply aloe vera or hydrocortisone cream to the affected area. Also, if possible, look for products that contain lidocaine.
- If only a small area is burned, consider using a cold compress.
- Ibuprofen or other over-the-counter pain relievers can help with the pain and swelling as well.
- Some people suggest soaking a rag with cool milk and applying it to your skin.
- Another popular method is using cold cucumbers to create a paste to apply to burned areas.
- Applying vitamin E can also reduce swelling and tenderness, and help cool the skin.
- Dip a cloth in some cool tea and swab the area. This will help to reduce skin temperature.
- Stay hydrated. Drink extra water to counteract the dehydrating effects of a sunburn.
Ideally, nobody would ever have to endure a sunburn, but as long as poolside relaxation and fun are popular, sunburns will be a fact of life. Use common sense when having fun in the sun. By using sunscreen, reapplying often, and avoiding the sun at peak hours, you can reduce your chance of getting a nasty burn.
Are you ready to protect yourself in your Arizona backyard paradise? Would you like a new custom pool to do that? How about a new pool with a spa and all of the fabulous added amenities? If so, get in touch with No Limit Pools. We are ready to get your backyard paradise started.
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