Quick Tips on Wearing Sunscreen and What to do if You Got Too Much Sun

Quick tips on wearing sunscreen and what to do if you got too much sun!The Fourth of July is at the end of the week and for lots of us that means being outdoors. It’s time to break out the sunscreen, hats and umbrellas. But, fun in the sun ain’t so fun if you are suffering later from a sunburn. 1 day of sun can cause painful suffering for days. Most of us have experienced this at some point in our lifetimes.

Just because you’re armed with a bottle of sunscreen doesn’t mean you’ll be successful in not getting burned. It’s important to be prepared and stay vigilant while enjoying a day of rays.

I have some quick tips for how to properly use your sunscreen and what to do if you get too much sun.

Skincancer.org has some great information on their website regarding applying sunscreen and how to treat a sunburn.

“Sunscreen Explained”:
Make sure you pay attention to these tips they offer.

  • Use a broad spectrum spf product- Filters UVA and UVB rays
  • Sunscreen should be reapplied every 1.5-2 hours depending on the spf of your sunscreen product.
  • For a full day at the beach you should plan to use a 1/4 to a 1/2 bottle of sunscreen per person.
  • Reapply every 1-2 hours or when coming out of water or toweling off.
  • Where a hat and cover up as much as possible.

If you still end up getting burned make sure to treat your sunburn gently but treat it you must. If you press your skin and see pink while you’re still in the sun, look out, your symptoms will be a lot worse and probably super painful 4-6 hours later.

How to treat a sunburn:

  • Take an ibuprofen or other over the counter anti-inflammatory. Consult your physician to make sure this is safe for you to do.
  • Hydrate.
  • Treat burned area with aloe vera or an aloe vera moisturizer. Lotions can also be used effectively but they may keep you too warm and they may not be as pleasant as using an aloe vera type product.
  • Cool off in a bath or shower
  • Wear loose clothing
  • If you have small blisters, leave them be, don’t pop any blisters or you may get an infection. If fluid collects in them you must give your body a chance to heal and absorb the fluid.
  • If you have large blisters or blisters covering over 20% of your body then seek medical attention.

Quick skin care tips: Solutions for 5 daily skin dilemmas

5 Perfect Face Fixes for Imperfect PeoplelHave you ever been in a situation that you don’t have time for your full skin care and beauty regimen?

Speaking from experience, I am a busy person that sometimes requires super quick and easy solutions.

Sound familiar? Don’t sweat it. I’ve got some quick shortcut solutions for 5 daily skin care dilemmas.

Quick face fixes:

  • Need a quick facial? Apply Hydrating Lotion Jelly or a gentle cleansing masque to your face right before getting in the shower. Let it work as you take care of your other business and then rinse. You’ll look refreshed and glow just like you came back from a facial.
  • Need to get out the door fast? Apply Detoxifying Toner with a cotton ball, then Anti-aging serum. Finito.
  • Fix puffy eyes with your cold, used tea bag. Refrigerate tea bag for a few minutes if it’s not cold enough. Apply for 30-60 seconds under each eye. (Caffeinated tea will give the best results.)
  • Tired and wanna go to bed? Remove makeup without touching the faucet. Apply 3-in-1 Cream Cleanser to dry face, massage in circles for 1-2 minutes concentrating on areas with the most makeup. Remove with a wet or dry soft cloth. Remember to keep your eyes closed and be especially gentle around the eye area. If needed apply toner and finish off with a face serum. (Make sure not to get any cleanser in your eye and that the area is wiped clean before opening.)
  • No time for makeup? Mix a face serum with your favorite foundation for a light, natural looking coverage.

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