Sunburned skin is damaged skin

Sunburn. Ouch. It is never a good thing. When the skin absorbs ultraviolet radiation from sunlight, it can damage the skin cells permanently. In the short term, this damage creates sunburn, but in the long term it can raise your risks of any potential skin problem. Even a single sunburn increases your risk of long term damage and even skin cancer.

We all know we shouldn’t, but sometimes it’s a case of “I forgot to reapply” or “I didn’t think I would be out in the sun that long” or ” My skin is olive toned and I don’t usually burn”. Yes, I have heard it all and have even used one or two of those excuses myself in the past when I was too stubborn or too lazy to cover up. Double ouch!

As a business I suggest sunscreen all the time and sell a fantastic one at our shop, made by Celtic Complexions. I love Goddess Garden brand as well. Both have zinc and titanium dioxide which are the best natural protection for your skin and for your health. Reef safe, too.

However when you have been out in the sun too long, we have the answer!

Act quickly to cool down the area. Cool compresses with ice in them can help, but don’t apply ice directly to the sunburned area. A cool shower or bath can also help, but not too long as it can be drying to the skin surface. Avoid harsh soaps which can irritate the skin even further. 

Our Balmz soothing body and face balm is perfect at soothing the burn and calming the entire area. Especially chilled. It is whipped, pure refined Shea Butter which is whipped again with pure refined Emu Oil, which is a natural anti-inflammatory and has all the essential nutrients that skin drinks in. Really perfect for Summer skin!

Another way to soothe the burn is with chilled tea bags. Steep the tea. Drain and put in the freezer for 20 minutes. The tannins in the tea will soothe the burn easily. 

Remember, not getting the sunburn in the first place is really the answer, however if you do get one, using the above solutions will really help calm he hurt.

And that’s what it’s all about.