Memorial Day is the unofficial “swimming pool opening” across the nation. It’s the beginning of tanning season for many people, unless you have been “cheating” and going to tanning salons.
However, pool tanning isn’t really the only time you are actually tanning. Outdoor activities are always a “session” as your skin is exposed to sunlight and, therefore, needs protection. Many people tend to get distracted and forget to reapply sun lotion, generally resulting in sunburns.
Getting blistering sunburn significantly increases the risk of developing a serious type of skin cancer called malignant melanoma. Skin cancer usually occurs from sunburn received during childhood.
If you do get sunburned, treat your skin as soon as possible. Treating a sunburn quickly and with healing ingredients is important to help reduce the damage and to protect against further damage. Try to gently moisturize the burned area applying sunburn lotion without pulling the skin off.
Most sunburn relief products can soothe your red and irritated skin. Remember, the dead skin cells cannot protect you from the sun and, after your skin peels off, you will be without any protection and extra care is needed.
Aloe Vera has been used as an ingredient in sunburn relief products for years. Also known as the medicinal aloe, Aloe Vera is antibacterial, deeply healing burns in part because of aloectin B, which stimulates the immune system, as well as the presence of compounds such as polysaccharides, mannans, anthraquinones and lecithin. Aloe Vera gel is commonly used in hospitals for burn victims.
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