SUNBURN PREVENTION & TREATMENT

PREVENTING A SUNBURN

• Find a sunscreen you like and reapply often – share with others!

• SPF 30-50: Look for zinc oxide ingredient.

• Find shade whenever possible.

• UV Protection clothing is awesome – hats, shirts, scarfs, pants, etc.

TREATING A SUNBURN

• Act Fast – At the first sign of a sunburn.

• Cool the skin down with cool compresses.

• Moisturize skin with aloe and/or green tea.

• Drink plenty of water and fluids such as sports drinks.

• Utilize nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (ibuprofen) over the counter.

• Consume antioxidants through fruits, vegetables and vitamins.

• Call Velum Skin & Laser Center if you need help.

Velum Skin & Laser Center has hydrating facials and other topical creams that will help lessen the damage.  Your skin will heal, but sunburns last forever! 

Call Velum Skin & Laser Center and see Dr. Cheryl S Cook (406) 656-1244