Board-certified dermatologist Naila Malik, MD, offers professional tips to reduce the severity of sunburns and facilitate healing post-sun worship.
Keep it cool.
Rinse the affected skin with water, apply compresses, and use products with cooling effects such as aloe and menthol.
Quench the skin.
Look for moisturizers sans artificial fragrance, alcohol, color or parabens.
Leave no mark.
Apply vitamin E oil directly from the vitamin capsules to help minimize scarring.
Leave blisters intact—they act as a natural dressing to heal damaged skin.
Pump up the C.
Keep your vitamin C intake optimum by gleaning it from natural sources, like fresh citrus.
Keep yourself well hydrated!
Ask your doc before taking any over-the-counter pain relievers.
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