The Expert-Approved Guide To Curing A Sunburn — Fast
After carefully drying off, Dr. Zeichner suggests using a
lightweight healing lotion to repair the skin barrier. Beware of using a thicker formula, like a butter or balm, which could lock in the burning sensation that’s causing discomfort. Instead, reach for a formula with antioxidants, like
pure aloe vera or vitamin E, that will reduce the free-radical damage from the sun exposure and soothe redness. Rouleau adds that keeping your burn hydrated with lotion won’t just speed up the healing process, but help you avoid that uncomfortable tightness that tends to follow a sunburn.