Sunscreen and Sunburn Tips and Hacks.

We all know the importance of wearing a sunscreen whenever we’re outside, as well as reapplying it frequently. However, it’s easy to get burned, even if you think you’re doing all the right things. In cases of severe sunburn, that causes extreme pain, nausea tipper blisters, you should seek medical attention immediately.

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, an estimated 90 percent of skin aging is caused by the sun. If your sunburn is minor, we have a few sunburn hacks that will help you soothe that pain and burn, as well as prevent your skin from peeling:

• Chill your sunscreen. Keep your sunscreen in the cooler. That way, when you apply (and reapply), you’ll help to cool down your body, too.

• Know when to apply and reapply sunscreen. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, you should apply sunscreen 30 minutes prior to sun exposure and apply in one ounce portions — about a shot glass full. You should reapply the same amount every two hours. Remember to apply sunscreen on sunless days, too, because as much as 40 percent of the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays reaches our planet even on a totally cloudy day. Set your timer on your phone or write down the time to reapply on the sunscreen bottle using a marker.

• Bring a spray bottle filled with even amounts of apple cider vinegar and water. For the first few hours and days after your skin gets burned, use this homemade mixture to calm the inflammation, as well as to alleviate your itch.

• Apply yogurt to your skin. On your way home from the beach, buy a plain probiotic yogurt and spread some thinly over your sore skin. Allow this to sit for ten minutes or so, and then gently wipe it off with a damp cloth.

• Apply raw honey. Spreading a thin layer of raw honey to your affected skin, then covering it with gauze for a while will help, as honey is a natural antiseptic.

• Bring some loose clothing. Ensure you wear loose clothing on your way home from the beach in case you have been sunburned and your clothes are exacerbating your red, tender and sore skin.

• Bring cold black tea to the beach. Dabbing cold black tea onto sunburn takes some of the sting out of your skin.

• Lay a baby wipe over your skin. You should always have baby wipes in your arsenal of beach gear, and all you need to do is to lay one over your sunburned skin for a few minutes to cool your sunburn temporarily.

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