Sunburn Treatment

When basking in the sun for too long, your body sends a warning sign to get out, creating the red, inflamed, and uncomfortable feeling most have experienced at least once in their lives: sunburn. Whether you underestimated the sun's strength, forgot to reapply your SPF, or just lost track of time, this guide will help you recover from and prevent future sun damage. 

  1. Prevention is key. It is important to be religious with your sunscreen application every day (even in the winter!) because UV damage can occur in any weather. Stay covered with hats, sunglasses, and protective clothing. Mineral sunscreens are the best as they reflect rather than absorb UV rays. Try the Fabrx Shield or Tinted Shield for flawless application and complete protection. During the summer months, remember to reapply every two hours especially if you are at the pool, beach, or sweating. For quick and easy application on the go, try the Elta MD UV Stick
  2. Aloe Vera Gel: Known for its anti-inflammatory properties, applying aloe vera on a sunburn with help cool your skin and promote healing. This product dries up quickly, so reapply throughout the day to ease discomfort. 
  3. The Calming Serum: Packed with antioxidants like green tea and vitamin C, this serum hydrates and calms the skin. After washing your burn with cool water, the application of the calming serum can help to reduce redness, swelling, and discomfort. For the best results, application twice a day, once in the morning and once at night is recommended. 
  4. Renew Exo3 Cream and Renew Exo3 Serum: For the fastest rejuvenation, try twice daily application of either the Renew Exo3 Cream or the Renew Exo3 Serum. Curated with mesenchymal stem cell-derived exosomes, these products will stimulate cell regeneration, speed up the natural healing process, increase water retention, and decrease any redness, inflammation, and pain. Safe to apply on intense sunburn including blistering, exosomes are designed for wound restoration.
  5. Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water and keep moisturized with a gentle moisturizer. The Fabrx Hydrating Dew Dropsis perfect for those with sensitive skin, containing hyaluronic acid and green tea for moisture retention and protection from oxidative stress. 
  6. Over-the-counter anti-inflammatories: If you are having trouble sleeping or going about your daily activities, over-the-counter painkillers like Advil, Aspirin, and Ibuprofen can help reduce pain, swelling, and redness. If pain and inflammation persist, contact a board-certified doctor. 
  7. Avoid harsh products and stay out of the sun! The worst thing you can do for a sunburn is expose it to more harmful sun. Apply sunscreen and wear protective clothing if you must be outside.

sunburn treatment

Sunburn is just one of the consequences of excessive sun exposure. Over time, UV damage will age your skin, increasing the presence and appearance of sunspots, wrinkles, and fine lines and most importantly increase your risk of skin cancer and melanoma!   With these sunburn remedies, your sunburn will fade over time, but as always prevention is better than correction. Do your best to stay protected with SPF and protective clothing so that you can make the most of your summer!