We’ve all been there: a pleasant vacation at the beach turns into a nightmare when you realize your whole body is red with sunburn! Kim Kardashian has famously fell asleep while sunbathing, and pictures of her red face made the rounds of the internet in 2009. It’s a good thing she wore sunglasses, but what other tips are there to help her, and anyone else in that situation?
Image source: kimkardashian.celebuzz.com
1. Prevention. As with everything, it’s easier to prevent than to heal. Make sure you wear both sunglasses and oversized heat, otherwise you might end up like Kim here. The starlet said in her post: “I usually never get red, I always get dark.” That’s not something to count on!
Exposing yourself to the sun in the middle of the day will burn your skin regardless of your complexion. Ideally, stay in the shade, and don’t fall asleep in the beach! For anti-aging prevention after age 35 sun tanning is not recommended.
2. Natural remedies. If you’re already burned out, use natural solutions to soothe your skin. Cucumber or yogurt will calm your skin, while aloe vera is considered a universal healer. Take an aspirin or ibuprofen to lessen the pain – they will also help if you’ve got heat-stroke.
3. Protection. Avoid taking hot showers, as your skin will wipe off. Go for a cooler bath instead, during which you won’t use any cosmetic products (they could irritate your skin even more). This is obvious, but don’t expose yourself to the sun for a while. If you must do it, follow the advice from #1.
4. Hydration. Drink plenty of water, meaning around 8 glasses a day. Your skin is dehydrated by the sun, and water is the only thing that can help. It’s also good for you in case of heat-stroke.
5. Moisturization. Use light natural moisturizer to prevent your skin from appearance of deep wrinkles. Toner containing menthol will help as well. Renu Derma Natural Cosmetics offers great selection of natural skin care products.
6. Clothing. In the first phases of sunburn, you probably won’t be able to handle anything touching your skin. The best clothes are loose and made of natural, breathable fabrics like linen and cotton. Pick lighter colors that reject sunrays to wear while you’re healing.
This guest post was written by Daria P. who also contributes for GlassesOnWeb.com and CelebritySunglassesWatcher.com; she also runs her own fashion blog called Kittenhood.
Thank you Daria P.
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