What should I do if I get sunburnt?
Most people associate sunburn with those beautiful, full-sun summer days we all dream about from time to time. However, it can also occur on cloudy days.
So what is a sunburn exactly?
A sunburn occurs when the outermost layer of our skin is over exposed to UV light. Why is this problematic? It exacerbates our skin's aging process and can lead to a variety of dangerous skin cancers—regardless of sunburn, we encourage annual skin-checks.
Sunscreen is the first line of defense and should always be utilized when exposing your skin to UV light, but we all occasionally forget to reapply sunscreen. On those days, we have an SOS routine for you!
A Sunburn Routine
It’s a gentle and calming way to minimize the painful side effects of sunburn and promote healing. When sunburnt, your skin is in a very sensitive and inflamed state, making it exceptionally important to use gentle skincare products so as not to create additional irritation. While the skin is recovering, you will want to discontinue products that contain substances like glycolic and salicylic acid, and skip that daily retinAL usage (still highly recommended in the absence of sunburn). Without further ado, here is the routine:
- For extra hydration and cooling, apply the Hydra-Intensive Cooling Masque.
- Use a cold compress when needed to help soothe, cool, calm and minimize inflammation.
- Stay hydrated! A sunburn is like a magnet to water. It causes the body to draw water to the surface of the skin that can lead to dehydration.
- Wear a wide brimmed hat whenever you are outside.
- Keep that pout hydrated with YouthFull Lip Replenisher.
P.S. – Don't forget the number one No Sun Club™ rule: minimize sun exposure and wear SPF, and maybe (but, always) even throw on an oversized hat!