How To Face Sun Burn on face
Sunburn is painful. Worse still, sun damage in childhood can lead to the development of skin cancer later in life. Since the skin on your face is particularly vulnerable and delicate, it is important to know how to treat and prevent a sunburnt face. Read on for more information on how to detect, treat and prevent sunburn on the face.
6 Method 1 of 3: immediate treatment of a sunburnt face
1. Get out of the sun.
As soon as you notice that your skin is tingling or looks a little pink, you should go home or at least put yourself in the shade. It may take 4-6 hours after sunrise for the symptoms of sunburn to appear. However, if you get out of the sun right away, you can avoid a more severe sunburn.
2. Drinking water.
As soon as you notice the symptoms of a sunburn, start drinking water to rehydrate your skin. Sunburn can cause dehydration and vasodilation, a process that can cause rapid dehydration and fatigue. It can help prevent side effects, such as headaches, by staying well hydrated.
3. Sprinkle cold water on your face.
If your face feels warm due to a sunburn, you can refresh it by periodically spraying it with cold water, then gently dry it with a soft towel. You can also put a cool, wet towel on your forehead or hold it against your cheeks to help dissipate heat.
4. Apply aloe or moisturizer on the face.
Do not use moisturizers containing petroleum, benzocaine or lidocaine. Instead, use pure aloe vera or a moisturizer that contains soy or aloe vera. If your skin feels particularly irritated or inflamed, you can also use an over the counter topical steroid cream (1% hydrocortisone cream). Read carefully and follow the directions for any over the counter medicine you use.
5. Take anibuprofen, aspirin or acetaminophen.
Taking a NSAID pain reliever (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug) as soon as you notice you have a sunburn can help control inflammation, discomfort and pain. Read and carefully follow the dosage instructions on the package.
Inspect your skin. After noticing the effects of sunburn, carefully observe your skin to check its severity. If you experience nausea, chills, vision problems, blisters over a large part of the body or fever, consult a doctor as soon as possible.
Method 2 of 3: Caring for a Sunburned Face during Healing
Keep yourself hydrated.
6. Drink plenty of water to rehydrate the skin after a sunburn.
Sunburn can cause dehydration, which can cause headaches and fatigue. Water can help you stay hydrated, while sports drinks can help replenish lost electrolytes.
Hydrates often. The skin will need to hydrate frequently after a sunburn. Do not use moisturizers containing petroleum, benzocaine or lidocaine. Instead, use pure aloe vera or a moisturizer that contains soy or aloe vera. If your skin feels particularly irritated or inflamed, you can also use an over the counter topical steroid cream (1% hydrocortisone cream).
7. Do not collect blisters or bare skin.
Biting blisters and peeling the skin can cause permanent skin scarring. If you notice blisters or flaking, leave them alone and allow them to go away on their own.
Avoid the sun until the symptoms of sunburn disappear. If you need to spend time outdoors, be sure to wear SPF 30 or 50 sunscreen and take advantage of the shady spaces you can find.
8. Try a home remedy.
There are many different household items that you can use to treat sunburn naturally. Try one of these remedies to supplement your other sunburn healing techniques.
Warm chamomile sponge or mint tea on the face. Make a cup of chamomile tea and let it cool to room temperature. Dip the cotton balls in the chamomile and apply the tea on the face. Prepare a pack of milk. Soak some gauze or a cloth in cold milk and wring it out. Apply the cloth to your face. Milk will create a protective layer on the skin which will help to refresh and heal the skin. Prepare a potato paste to apply on the face. Cut and mix a raw potato, then dip the cotton balls in the mashed potato until they are immersed in the liquid. Rub your face with the soaked cotton balls. Make a cucumber mask. Peel and whisk a cucumber, then apply a little mixture on the face as a mask. Cucumber paste helps dissipate heat on the skin.
Method 3 of 3:
9. Preventing the Face of Sunburnson
Wear sunscreen every day.
Protect your face and the rest of the exposed skin by always wearing an SPF 30 or 50 sunscreen while you are out. Apply sunscreen at least 15 minutes before exposure and reapply once every 90 minutes. If you plan on swimming or sweating, wear waterproof sunscreen.
Wear a hat while out. A wide brimmed hat (4 inches) will help protect the scalp, ears and neck from sunburn.
10. Wear sunglasses.
UV-protected sunglasses help prevent sun damage around the eyes.
Don’t forget your lips! Your lips can also burn, so always wear a lip balm with an SPF score of at least 30.
11. Limit our time in the sun.
If possible, limit the time outdoors during the hours between 10 am. and at 16:00, as sun exposure during this period is more likely to cause sunburn.
Check your skin frequently. Check your skin while you’re out. If you notice that it is tingling or looks a little pink, you probably have a sunburn and you should get out of the sun immediately.
12. Don’t just rely on anumbrella to protect your skin.
Although an umbrella can help reduce direct sun exposure, the sand reflects sunlight onto the skin, so it is important to wear sunscreen even under an umbrella.