Sunburn Remedies & Follow Up To Check For Cancer


For those of you planning on spending a lot of time by the pool or at the beach this summer, we hope you’re going to packing a hat, sunglasses, and plenty of sunscreen. Chances are, you’ve forgotten one of these items once or twice before and suffered a sunburn for it. Keep reading for some quick DIY remedies to help remove the sting out of that burn.

Then, keep reading for a reminder about how exposure to the sun, and resulting sunburns, can increase your risk of developing skin cancer. Be careful and practice being safe this summer in the sun!


Cool Shower/Bath

Getting out of the heat will help you treat sunburn and keep it from getting worse. Taking a cool shower or bath will help pull the excess heat from your skin. It might even help you sleep better at night, so consider taking a cool shower right before you hit the sheets.

Witch Hazel

This gentle, timeless liquid is useful for many skin ailments including swelling and bruising. But, did you know that it’s also a great sunburn remedy? Witch Hazel contains tannins, which can help bruises heal faster, swelling go down, and boost your skin’s ability to heal itself. To try this method, soak a cotton pad with some witch hazel and swipe it over your sunburn to help your skin feel better fast.

Did you know that having had multiple bad sunburns during your lifetime can increase your risk of developing skin cancer when you’re older? The sun damage from UV exposure can actually alter your DNA, causing your chances of developing deadly melanoma to go up. Protect yourself from damaging UV rays by wearing hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen.