Summertime means fun in the sun but it can also be a painful thing. Maybe you forgot to reapply your sunscreen or you fell asleep while hoping to get your vitamin D intake for the day. Only now your skin is bright lobster red and ooowwwwww! What do you do now? Follow us for our series on treating your skin after getting a sunburn. The second thing you should do for sunburn care is to apply moisturizer while your skin is still wet.
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Moisturize While Skin Is Damp
While skin is still damp, use a gentle moisturizing lotion (but not petroleum or oil-based ointments, which may trap the heat and make the burn worse). Repeat to keep burned or peeling skin moist over the next few days.
See a Doctor if …
Seek medical help if you have severe blistering over a large portion of the body, fever and chills, or feel woozy or confused. Don’t scratch or pop blisters, as this can lead to infection. Signs of infection include red streaks or oozing pus.
Learn from the Burn!
Your skin will heal, but real damage has been done. Don’t dismiss sunburn pain. Commit it to memory and protect yourself from repeat sunburns, which can put you at risk for skin cancer and premature aging. Protect yourself from the sun everyday, all year long.
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