At The Palms at Sunset Lakes Apartments in Zachary, Louisiana, nothing is more important to us than your health, happiness, and overall well-being. We offer these informative blogs as a way to enhance your lifestyle beyond the scope of the physical features and services that we provide in our beautiful and welcoming community.
Wearing sunscreen is very important to your physical health. Even the most dedicated SPF-wearer can mess up, though. We are only human, after all. Maybe, you forgot to reapply, left your sun hat at home, or took a nice, long nap beside the sparkling swimming pool – you know, for longer than you intended. Whatever the reason, sunburns happen.
The first thing to do if you get burnt is to get out of the sun immediately. Since the normal skin-protection barrier is compromised, and symptoms will only worsen if you continue to stay outdoors, it’s best to seek shelter in a cool space while you can. Once you’re inside, hydrate and apply a cool compress to soothe the pain until you purchase something more notable to help you heal fully. Here are our top three recommendations!
Aveeno 1% Hydrocortisone Anti-Itch Relief Cream
There are plenty of over-the-counter remedies for sunburns, but if you’re only going to choose one, the majority of dermatologists recommend hydrocortisone cream. Purchased either over-the-counter or as a prescription, cortisone helps calm your skin after a burn by soothing any residual pain or irritation. If your sunburn isn’t serious enough to opt for the prescription topical hydrocortisone creams, then you’ll find comfort in Aveeno’s 1% Hydrocortisone Anti-Itch Relief Cream, comprised of oats and aloe, which makes it a particularly wise choice for sunburn relief.
Susanne Kaufmann St. John’s Wort Bath
One of the first things you should do after getting a sunburn is to take a cool shower. A cold shower won’t cause further irritation and is refreshing on sunburned skin. If you prefer baths, consider soaking with St. John’s Wort Bath. You may have heard of St. John’s Wort is an herb that you can take orally for symptoms of depression. However, it’s also considered a great topical treatment for sunburns and other types of burns. The Susanne Kaufmann St. John’s Wort bath contains sodium bicarbonate – more commonly known as baking soda – which helps regulate and balance the body’s pH.
Esfolio Moisture Soothing Aloe Vera Gel
This technically wouldn’t be a list of sunburn treatments without a classic remedy: aloe vera gel. Not only is this treatment effective, but it’s also easy to find at a local pharmacy or grocery store. When it comes to aloe vera, just remember this: the shorter the ingredient list, the better.
In fact, less is always more when it comes to skincare since you don’t want to trigger any sort of irritation or allergy. Esfolio Moisture Soothing Aloe Vera Gel, a 100-percent aloe gel, is a great choice in this regard and comes highly recommended by dermatologists and consumers alike.