Dealing with the summer heat is one thing. You can stay inside in the air conditioning, or you can lead to the local water park for some cool fun. But if you do venture outside, it’s important to remember that the sun shows no mercy when it comes to sunburns.
And getting a really bad one can ruin your whole summer. The first step to any sunburn is prevention: get that SPF lotion on all the exposed parts of your body. But on the off-chance you forgot to use it, then there are home remedies you can use to help alleviate the pain of a sunburn. Some tricks will reduce the inflammation and redness of your skin.
1. More Prone than Others
It might seem strange that some people get sunburned more quickly than others. After all, the sun shines down on everyone. But there are genetic factors in play that make some people more susceptible to UV light than others.
For example, people with light skin, blue eyes, and red/blonde hair are more likely to get sunburned than other people. If you’re outside in the hot sun drinking alcohol, then you increase your chances further as you’re dehydrating your skin. There are many factors in play when it comes to who will and won’t get sunburned, but it’s still advised that you protect your skin regardless.