When it comes to treating your sunburn, you no doubt already know that the first step is preventing it in the first place to avoid skin cancer and looking like this. Okay, we know sometimes you might run into a situation where you forget to pack your sunscreen or don’t reapply, end up getting a bad burn, and need something to soothe your skin. Notes Top Health Magazines Available in Pakistan
Although sunburn relief products will help your skin feel better, the damage is unfortunately already done. But it’s
still important to know which products work best for you and which ones to give the boot. Bruce Robinson, M.D., a board certified adult and pediatric dermatologist, and clinical professor of dermatology at Lenox Hill Hospital, says some gel-based products can have potentially harmful effects on the skin. “You don’t want to use anything that has gel in it because gels usually have alcohols,” says Dr. Robinson, “so Aloe Vera commonly occurs in a gel form and those alcohols really irritate the skin.”
When it comes to treating your burn, Dr. Robinson also explains that the first 24 hours are the most important, so taking immediate action is your best bet for soothing your pain. “The sunburn basically peaks at 12 to 24 hours and there’s additional cell death that will take place from the cells that have been burned,” Dr. Robinson says, “but there are some that are teetering on the edge, so to speak, and by interceding with these medicines you’ll prevent further
damage.” Here we picked a few products to give you a little relief after your day at the beach. But next time, don’t forget the sunscreen.
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