The sun's UV rays can be harmful for your skin. If you are not careful enough, these rays can cause a burn, which is commonly known as a sunburn.
How to prevent sunburn?
The best way to prevent sunburn is to avoid exposure to the sun’s UV rays. But when the weather is good, you want to enjoy it. Learn how to have fun outside…safely:
- Reduce exposure during the hours when the sun’s rays are strongest, from (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
- Gradually expose your skin
- Look for shaded areas
- Wear tissues to cover your skin
- Wear a hat and sunglasses
- Apply a broad spectrum sunscreen (UVA and UVB) with an SPF of at least 30, in sufficient quantity, and reapply at least every 2 hours.
Things to do in case of sunburn
As with burns, there are different degrees of sunburn. Mild sunburns can easily be treated at home. Here are some tips to help relieve a mild sunburn:
- Take a lukewarm bath or apply cool compresses
- Moisturize the skin regularly with a fragrance-free moisturizer
- Avoid exposing the affected area to UV radiation
- If necessary, it is possible to take painkillers. Your pharmacist can help you choose the right product for you.
The purpose is to relieve pain and allow the skin to repair itself.
Summer many people’s favourite time of year. If you want to enjoy it without any sunburns, remember that prevention is the key!