While engaging in outdoor activities is a great way to have fun and stay healthy, we shouldn’t stay under the sun too long without protection at certain hours. According to dermatology experts, if we have to stay under the sun it should not be between 10 AM and 4 PM. We should at least apply a good amount of sunscreen and wear protective gear and clothing. You should also wear something to protect your eyes by wearing a pair of sunglasses that can block up to 99.9% of the sun’s UltraViolet rays.
Human skin, especially those with light complexion, can suffer from sunburn that causes discomfort starting with stinging and smarting sensation. If not provided with relief can lead to itching, tenderness of the skin and then swelling that could breakout into fluid-filled blisters. Some people think they need only to grin and bear their sunburn as the burned skin will eventually wash off and heal by itself.
The American Association of Dermatology gives advice that it would be best to get out of the sun and stay indoors once a sunburn develops with a stinging sensation. To prevent the sunburned skin from getting worse, it is important to immediately apply treatment.
Fortunately, the new active skin repair, medical formulation used as treatment for minor skin injuries like cuts and wounds, also works effectively on sunburns. Its main active ingredient is a plant-based chemical substance produced by the body, called Hypochlorous (HOCl). HOCl is an essential organic substance that the body produces to help carry on the natural healing processes and at the same time act as a weapon against infection-causing pathogens.
Branded as Active Skin Repair in spray or hydrogel form, users were actually impressed with the instant relief they experienced. The medication is now an important component of first aid kits.
Skin Burn Treatments Recommended by the AAD
In case you stil don’t have the Active Skin Repair spray or hydrogel to use to immediately alleviate the stinging sensation and itchiness of a sunburn, take note of the following steps recommended by AAD as sunburn treatments:
Taking cool showers as frequently as possible to relieve the discomforts that come with sunburns.
When drying yourself with a towel, do it in a way that will leave some amount of water on your skin. Immediately apply a moisturizer as a way to lock-in the water to prevent dryness,
If a sunburned area feels more uncomfortable such as at the back of the neck, apply a hydrocortisone cream. Remember not to use medication with a “-caine” chemical suffix as such substances can cause further irritations or allergic reactions.
Increase water intakes since a sunburned condition draws out water away from the skin’s surface.