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Top five ways to treat sunburn

The best ways to cure sunburn this year

Cool off

Take a quick, cool shower to ease the pain of sunburn - don't stay in too long and risk drying out your damaged skin.

Wash off any salt or chlorine but be sure not to use any soaps or perfumes that could dry out the skin


With sunburn it's essential to keep the skin moisturised.

Slather aftersun or moisturiser on damp skin after a shower. A product with aloe vera is ideal, you can even chill it in the fridge for extra relief


Your body will draw fluids to the skin and away from your core to soothe the burn. Drink lots of water and sports drinks to replace electrolytes and keep your body well hydrated.


An anti-Inflammatory like ibuprofen will help with the discomfort of sunburn and reduce swelling. Talk to a pharmacist about a suitable solution for you and make sure to drink lots of water.

Skin Shady

It's vital you don't get burned again - especially if you peel, exposing new delicate skin.

Your sensitive skin is even more susceptible to sun damage. Slather on the sun cream and stay in the shade.

Of course, the best cure is prevention. Use your factors, stay in the shade and don't let the burn ruin your summer.

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