Soothe and prevent sunburn with this sunburn guide

The British are terrible at looking after their skin when the sun is out. The slightest hint of a beautiful day and it's towels out in the garden, shirts off, and bare as much skin to the sun's rays as possible. It's no wonder the Brits are notorious when it comes to sore, red, sunburnt holiday skin. That's why we've compiled this list to help you stay safe in the sun, soothe those horrible burns and protect yourself.

Sunburn treatment

smiling woman with moisturiser

How to Soothe the Burn:

  • Cool the area by sponging with lukewarm water or take a tepid shower.
  • Stay hydrated: drink plenty of fluids and avoid alcohol.
  • Apply aftersun lotion to moisturise the skin and prevent the sensation of tightening. Calamine lotion relieves the irritation.
  • More serious sunburn requires burn cream and dressings. Seek medical attention.
  • Always consult a doctor if a baby or small child has been sunburned.
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