How to Treat a Sunburn
Still getting sunburned?
First, get out of the sun or cover up with a thick shirt (a white tee shirt has an SPF of 3)! Here’s what to do next:
- Start taking an anti-inflammatory like Advil/ibuprofen or Aleve/naproxyn for the next 2 or 3 days.
- Get some non- prescription hydrocortisone 1% cream and apply it to the area 3 times a day for the next few days
- Take a 10-15 minute cool or cold oatmeal bath daily (like Aveeno at the drugstore) and apply lightly a bland lotion (Cetaphil Lotion is fine) after each bath.
And wear more sunscreen next time! Tan is a four-letter word, so get a spray tan or apply some self tanner if you want the bronzed look!
Check out this DermaQuest self-tanning lotion.