Sunburn prevention in Charlotte

Sunburn prevention in Charlotte

When you are out enjoying a hot day in the Queen City, there is definitely the possibility of getting too much sun. Coming back with a burn can put a damper on the rest of your day and cause some serious discomfort as it heals.

While the occasional sunburn is an inconvenience, it’s important to know that skin damage culminates over time, and each sunburn, however minor, can add to your risk of premature aging and skin cancer.

If you do find yourself with a sunburn, relieving the pain of a sunburn will allow you to still get your daily activities done, and even get some sleep which can be difficult with inflamed and sensitive skin. Typically aloe vera creams and gels work well, along with ibuprofen or Tylenol to ease the pain.

As your body heals, your skin will need plenty of hydration and Vitamin D.

Prevention is the best relief

Using the correct broad-spectrum sunscreen with the proper SPF number on it will prevent you from burning.The better understand SPF, how it works and what kind is best for your skin, take a look at Angie’s List Fun in the Sun sunburn prevention infographic.

If you have sensitive skin that is prone to burning or if medication is causing your skin to become more light-sensitive, talk to a Charlotte dermatologist. Catching skin problems early is key to fixing the issue and preventing future damage. So get out this summer and enjoy the sun responsibly with plenty of sunscreen.


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