Emergency skincare: mild sunburn
We all try our best to stay SPF protected in the heat, but sometimes sunburn is inevitable.
Sunburn is caused by ultraviolet (UV) rays, which cause the skin to become red and irritated. The skin may start to peel or flake after a few days as well.
It is really important to try to avoid sunburn because it can increase your risk of developing skin cancer and also causes the premature ageing of your skin.
However, despite your best efforts, if you do find yourself, or your children, suffering from the effects of mild sunburn.
Here are our top tips.
1. If you think you are getting sunburnt, move into the shade immediately
2. Have a cold bath or shower to cool your skin
3. Rub Solution for Scars into the affected area. The active green tea extract within the formula (ECGC) penetrates the skin, soothing any irritation and helping to reduce the redness.
4. Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration
5. Keep the area covered up and try to avoid direct sunlight until your skin is back to normal.
Solution for Scars was initially intended to improve the appearance of scars, however, recent clinical research has shown that it can also help to reduce redness – hence making it your perfect partner when struck with sunburn.
NOTE: Contact your GP, go to your nearest NHS walk-in centre, or call NHS 111 if you feel unwell or you’re concerned about your sunburn, particularly if you’re burnt over a large area or have any of the more severe symptoms listed below.