What not to do with sunburn: tips from experts

By SSPDaily editionFeb 8, 2024 19:11 PMLife
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SSPDaily shared what not to do with sunburns. Learn about practical measures that can help people avoid worsening the consequences of sunburn and promote the healing process.

Avoid harsh soap and hot water

The use of harsh soap and hot water on sunburned skin can further irritate and dry it, leading to more discomfort and potential damage. It is best to use mild, fragrance-free soap and warm water for bathing and washing sunburned skin.

Avoid tight clothing

Wearing tight clothing can cause unnecessary friction and irritation on the skin. Choose loose, breathable fabrics that won't rub against the skin and exacerbate discomfort. It's important to avoid anything that squeezes the sunburned areas.

Do not pick or peel the skin

While there may be a temptation to pick at peeling skin, it is crucial not to give in to this urge. Picking or peeling the skin can lead to infection and scarring, prolonging the healing process and causing additional discomfort. It's better to let the skin naturally shed and maintain proper hygiene to prevent any complications.

Avoid sun exposure

One of the most important steps in caring for sunburned skin is to avoid further sun exposure. Prolonged sun exposure can worsen the burn and increase the risk of skin damage and associated health issues.

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