The festive season is a filled with joy and family but it is also an active one. This activity leads to a lot of outdoor plans which more often than not, lead to exposure to the sun.
While we trust that you packed some sunscreen as you embarked on your festivities, we understand that there is the chance that you forgot. With that in mind, and as a precautionary measure for the future, we put together this article to help you deal with sunburn.
The severity of sunburn usually depends on two things: skin type and the level of exposure to the sun-generally, the risk of sunburn increases the closer you are to the Equator. It is important to treat sunburn as soon as it happens by getting out of the sun and/or reducing exposure to the sun by applying a cold, damp towel to the affected area.
Avoid picking at the affected areas or attempting to burst the blisters, however, moisturize- aloe vera gel is perfect for this particular case. Severe exposure also means that you might be dehydrated so drink your water, drink, drink.
Severe sunburn might be painful, treat this with ibuprofen. This is available over the counter at Goodlife.
In the ensuing days, reclaim your skin from sunburn by using after sun care products. Vitamin C cream and Aloe Vera gel, several times a day. Below is a breakdown of after sun care products and their different roles:
- CALYPSO AFTERSUN & INSECT REP Calypso After Sun with insect repellent is a lotion that will not only cools and leaves your skin feeling refreshed, it also soothes. Calypso contains aloe vera which moisturizes reducing dryness. Regular usage can help prolong your tan.
- CALYPSO ALOE AFTER SUN Calypso Aftersun Aloe Vera Gel cools, soothes and rejuvenates your skin after sun exposure. It restores moisture to your skin
- CALYPSO AFTERSUN LOTION 500ML
Calypso After sun Lotion is the ideal product to use after a long day soaking up the sun. It contains anti-ageing properties and is formulated to cool, refresh and moisturize your skin
- CALYPSO AFTER SUN SPRAY 250ML
It leaves your skin feeling instantly relieved, cooled and soothed. Gives relief against hair depilation and shaving. Spray liberally to all areas overexposed to the sun.
- CALYPSO SUNBURN RELIEF/IRICALMIN SPRAY
Sun Burn Relief Calypso Sun Burn Relief is a unique plant derived multifunctional spray, formulated to help restore your skin and Treat over exposer to sun. Instant cooling, soothes skin irritation including insect bite and stings.
- CALYPSO COOLING AFTER SUN GEL
This specially formulated after sun gel contains Menthol for a dramatic cooling effect.
- ALOE PURA ALOE VERA AFTER SUN LOTION SPF25 200ML
Aloe Pura Organic Aloe Vera Gel Sun Protection Lotion is produced from 100% Pure Aloe VeraInner Gel, capturing the maximum nutritional activity of the Aloe vera plant.
- MALIBU SOOTHING AFTERSUN LOTION 200ML
Malibu is a comprehensive range of sun protection, perfect for the whole family. From lotions to dry tanning oils, available in a variety of Sun Protection Factors (SPF). Malibu Sun SPF 30 High Protection Kids Lotion UVA/UVB. Reapplied frequently, this SPF 30 lotion provides protection from UVA and UVB rays. Product Features: High protection UVA/UVB sunscreen, titanium dioxide physical sunscreen, non-whitening, vitamin enriched (Vitamin E, Pro Vitamin B5), very water resistant, dermatologically tested.
- CAREWAY COOLING AFTERSUN LOTION
Moisturizing after sun with aloe, cocoa butter and coconut oil soothes and smoothens sun-kissed, dry skin, helping you to keep your tan for longer.
- NIVEA AFTER SUN MOISTURISING LOTION 200ML
NIVEA SUN After Sun Moisturizing Lotion has a cooling formula that absorbs quickly and intensively moisturizes the skin for 24 hours. It contains Aloe Vera and precious Avocado Oil, maintains the skins elasticity and leaves a soft and silky skin feeling.
- MALIBU AFTERSUN + TAN EXTENDER 200ML
- MALIBU AFTERSUN GEL ALOE VERA 200ML
Any other tips you got, products you love? Do share with us!