We all know the importance of protecting your skin from the sun. However, we all can get caught off guard. God knows we are inexperienced with Adhoc sunny day, so you can be forgiven.
Here are my tops tips should you find yourself heating up at the end of the day.
Avoid anything hot
Including another sunny day. When the skin gets burnt, either from the sun or from anything hot, it won't return to normal body temperature once taken away from heat. It requires time to return to normal temperature gradually. So if you expose skin, which is only in the cooling down phase of healing, it will begin to burn straight away.
Cool the skin
As mentioned above, the skin is slow to return to normal body temperature, but there are some things we can do to help. If you are lucky enough to have invested in our award-winning cryotherapy globes, these should be residing in the fridge or freezer, ready for such an emergency. By applying something cold like a cryotherapy globe, (if you don't have globes, wet some flannels and leave in the fridge for a cooling effect), this will act as a magnet and pull the heat from the skin, therefore, limiting the potential harm the heat can cause.
Without realising, if you were in the sun long enough to burn, you were simultaneously dehydrating. Your capacity to heal will be hampered from this, too, so rehydrate. Plenty of fluids, but my virtual friend and board-certified dermatologist, Dr Ranella Hirsch, also recommends eating fruit and vegetables with a high water content to rehydrate. Served chilled for even more comfort and relief.
I never leave Irish shores without AVST Gel from Environ Skincare. Upon arrival at my destination, I will immediately pop it into the fridge so it's ready for use if anyone gets too much sun. A unique gel that is effective in helping to calm sensitive and irritated skin, packed full of antioxidants and beta carotene, is the perfect antidote for inflamed skin.
- Fool me twice, shame on me… It is not only burning the skin that can cause precancerous cells or melanoma but repeatedly burning the same area. So if you fall short on SPF and acquire a burn, this area will require more caution in the future.
It is imperative that you never burn in this area again. Often Mother nature will leave you a warning scar in the form of irregular or hyperpigmentation when an area of skin shows up that it has been damaged before. Believe it, and cover up in the future.
Dr Ranella Hirsch wanted to share her tips for sunburn with you all too.
Among the many, many ways of using cryoglobes, cooking the skin from a burn is my favourite. They will literally pull the heat from your skin reducing the healing time and damage too.
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Perfect for all wounds and inflamed skin, store avst gel in the fridge and it is so healing and soothing when applied in sunburnt skin.
Anti Pollution Ampoule
Anti pollution ampule Intensive ampoules with a protective antioxidant and anti-pollution action. These ampules will calm, smooth and intensely hydrate the skin. Restoring all lost nutrients caused by the sun
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