The Best and Worst Sunburn Remedies According to a Dermatologist
Everyone has their own preferences for sunburn treatment , but some work better than others. Here are what a dermatologist recommends and what not to do when you are in too much sun.
In this video from YouTube Tech Insider, dermatologist Dr. Erin Gilbert recommends some simple remedies for your red, sore skin. For starters, avoid the sun and stay out of the sun until you recover. Now take a towel and soak it in a bowl of cold milk , then apply the towel to your tanned skin. The cold will make you feel good, and the lactic acid in the milk will begin to remove dead, burned skin so you can heal faster. After that, take aloe vera to retain moisture and soothe the skin, and take an anti-inflammatory such as ibuprofen to reduce inflammation on the skin.
So what should you avoid? Gilbert recommends avoiding tanning creams that contain lidocaine and benzocaine . They only help relieve pain for a moment and will not help with the healing process. Plus, when they pass, you will feel even more pain.