Ways to Soothe Sunburn

COUNTRY SQUIRE MAGAZINE

BY ANASTASIA CHOO

As most of us basked in the hot sunny weather that hit our shores over the weekend, let’s be honest, how many of us remembered to apply sun screen? The Met Office has issued a Level Three Heatwave warning which will remain in place until Thursday this week as UK temperatures will remain high.

We don’t need to be reminded to apply sun screen but if you forgot over the weekend and you’re suffering now, here are 10 tips to mitigate the symptoms of sunburn:

  1. Drink

Treat you sunburn like a hangover and drink more – no not alcohol, water.  Bad sunburns cause a process called vasodilation, where your blood vessels dilate and you lose water from your skin very quickly which can lead to dehydration, fatigue and even heat stroke if not treated.  Rehydrate your body with water. I personally like coconut water but any water…

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