4 Tips for Taking Care of Your Skin From Sunburn
With summer around the corner, it’s always a smart choice to take a moment and focus on a few different keyways of protecting your skin from the inside out. Sunburns are a common occurrence, especially during summer with all the outdoor activities and trips to the beach. Therefore, it’s important that you take care of your skin with simple, but effective ways that your future self will thank you for later!
UV protection is vital, especially here in Florida where sunburns can get pretty severe in almost no time at all. Thus, one of the best ways to keep your skin youthful and healthy is to protect it from severe overexposure. Feeding the skin with a nutrient-rich diet and staying hydrated are also crucial steps to keep in place for maintaining skin’s elasticity and that fabulous coveted glow!
On the other hand, when sunburns do occur, it’s important to give the skin some extra attention to help it heal and rejuvenate. Here are four tips to keep in mind when you get sunburned:
1. Sunscreen before Sunburns
Trust me, the golden tan you seek is more safely obtained through the proper use of sunscreen. Burning your skin to a crisp and letting it “turn into a tan” is not the way to go. Sadly, even tanned skin is damaged skin. Overdoing it on sun exposure can lead to wrinkles, dark spots, breakouts and more serious skin issues. Apply (and reapply!) an SPF that’s gentle on the skin before hitting the beach or being out in the sun—at Botanica we have a Hydrating Sunscreen SPF 30 by Pevonia; it’s free of parabens, totally natural and protects from UVA and UVB rays. Protect your face and lips as well by donning a cute, wide-brimmed floppy hat and some SPF lip balm!
2. Food for Your Skin
Replenishing the skin is not just about topically applying products to it. Diets aren’t just for losing weight, but can truly make all the difference to the look and feel of your skin. Antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals are known for their ability to help the body repair damage to its various tissues—including the skin. Collagen powders and gummy vitamins are also all the rage right now and much more easily available (you can even find them at Sephora!). There are lots of foods that contain nutrients that you want to keep nourish your skin. Stocking up on antioxidants may help your skin to replenish itself from the inside out after sun damage has taken place.
3. Keep Yourself Hydrated
Yes, you’ve heard this plenty and it absolutely stands true when it comes to sun exposure and when you get a sunburn. Water is your friend. Drink water! Waiting until you’re thirsty or depending on sugary drinks to quench your thirst is not the way to go.
How much water should you drink? Simply cut your body weight in half, and that number (in ounces) is roughly how much water you should be drinking on a daily basis. If you’re spending a lot of time outside or getting sweaty at the gym or from outdoor activities, you may need more than that, plus electrolytes.
4. Help Your Damaged Skin
After a particularly bad sunburn or if the skin is acting angry due to sun exposure (breakouts, excessive oiliness, flakiness, redness, etc.), show your skin a little love. A specialty facial or a body exfoliating treatment might do the trick to get your skin balanced, healthy and back on track. Tell your facialist or aesthetician what you have been experiencing and they can help target the problems by using natural or botanical-based treatments your skin will love!
Botanica Day Spa’s Sunburn Care
Here at Botanica, we offer a wide range of different facials, massages, and body treatments for various skin types and issues. A day at the beach is wonderful and fun, but if you get a sunburn from it, make sure you do the right thing by heading to the spa for some TLC for your skin! Each of these treatments is designed to help sun-damaged or aggravated skin using soothing, natural skin care products that will make it seem like you never burned your skin in the first place.
Visit our facial service page to learn about the different options available and call us at 727-441-1711 to book your appointment today! And remember, SPF should be part of your skin care routine every day, not just when you’re heading out for a day in the sun!