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Here’s How You Can Reverse Sun Burn

Wayne Whitehurst September 15, 2021

Who doesn’t love a good suntan but if one spends a little extra time in the sun it can do more harm to the skin than good. Too much sun exposure can result in skin damage such as burns, discolouration, pink spots, dark spots and even blisters. Here are some recommended strategies you can do to treat sunburn in case your skin gets damaged. 

  • Apply Sunscreen

This is a no-brainer. Before going in the sun, always apply sunblock to every part of your body that is exposed such as the face, neck, hands and feet. Sunblock makes a protective shield on your skin against harmful UV rays. Even if you have applied sunscreen, make sure to re-apply it every half hour. 

  • Apply serum

Sunburn makes the outer layer of the skin damaged. This layer needs to heal and repair. An antioxidant serum does exactly that. Vitamin C, vitamin A serums and products with green tea extracts help provide the necessary antioxidants that repair the skin and protect against further damage. 

  • Take skin supplements

Consult a dermatologist and get prescribed skin supplements. Antioxidant supplements help maintain skin health. A vitamin called niacinamide has been shown to protect the skin from precancer symptoms such as blisters, burns, discolouration, spots etc. Skin supplements containing niacinamide, collagen, vitamin C, vitamin A are proven ways to heal your skin from sunburn. Read more on how you can get skin supplements online. 


  • Dab on Medicated Creams

Apply a medicated cream. There are creams, serums and gels with vitamin A extracts that reverse sn damage and signs of ageing like wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots and sagging skin. Vitamin A is also called retinoids and help with blemishes and open pores. But make sure to consult a doctor first as overuse of retinoids can result in acne, breakouts, irritation etc. Start with gentle retinol cream and apply under a moisturizer before bedtime. 

  • Dabble in Acid 

Alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) and beta hydroxy acids (BHA) are amazingly helpful in healing the skin.  Glycolic acid, salicylic acid improves the skin tone, prevent signs of ageing and reduces blemishes and burns. 

  • Light Therapies

Photodynamic therapy is a procedure that targets sun-damaged skin and heals it. Consult a board-certified dermatologist to carry out this procedure as it is a sensitive one. Cosmetic procedures bring long-term results and heal the skin. With proper care, medicated creams and procedures, you can treat sun-damaged skin in no time.