Not to brag or anything, but in my three decades, I was fortunate enough to feel a sunburn only once. "A sunburn is a reaction of the skin to too much UV-B radiation," says Melanie Palm, MD (19459007) versus SELF. No matter how many layers I put on sunscreen before I beached that day, or the fact that I was sitting in a wide-brimmed hat and swimsuit under an umbrella happened. The blame is that I was constantly wading in the sea water and enjoying the sun, and that I was forgetful to apply sunscreen again instead of staying in the shade. To be perfectly clear, the best way to treat a sunburn is to avoid getting it by using (and re-applying) sunscreen, if possible, staying in the shade and covering your skin. (But if you read this, probably not everything went as planned.)
Palm can cause an intense exposure with UVB radiation a toxic cell reaction, which affects both the epidermis (the outermost skin layer) and the upper dermis (the second skin layer). Shortly after exposure, some cells in the upper layers of the skin may become so unhealthy that they undergo a controlled cell death reaction called apoptosis. The UVB reaction of the skin leads to a chain reaction of other reactions that start with the release of chemicals known as chemokines (19459006) and cytokines (19659003). Pain and even a few systemic symptoms. To relieve the pain of sunburn, Dr. Palm Ibuprofen, as long as it is tolerated and appropriate, and is looking for products that contain anti-inflammatory hydrocortisone . Soothing agents such as aloe and colloidal oatmeal flour (try Aveeno's Soothing Bath Treatment in your bath), which can also help relieve the sting. She recommends using a moisturizer containing ceramides or lipids one week after burning to store the moisture of the skin to treat the skin barrier and its dryness. For long-term treatment Dr. med. Palm recommends the use of an over-the-counter retinoid such as Differin Gel or retinol once the burn and dryness of sunburn has passed to the rehab skin.
Now that Memorial Day weekend is officially here, there will be many more beach days (and possible sunburns). I decided to ask some people for their soothing favorite products to help treat sunburned skin. Suffering from a strong sunburn and looking for relief? Continue reading for some products that love fellow sufferers.
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