M.I.S.S. Beauty Tip of the Week: Spring Break Sunburn Remedies

Greetings to all my fellow SpringBreakers out there! Whether you’re in the U.S. or someplace more exotic, chances are you and many students (myself included) throughout the world are planning on soaking up as many rays as possible in the coming weeks before returning for finals. With that said, the endorphins from vacationing and the temptation of sleeping on the beach will leave many with sun burnt skin. I am a huge advocate of sun safety, but I realize that even with SPF50 it’s not always possible to cover all the nooks and crannies on your body and sometimes the desire to be tan outweighs the fear of skin cancer (a la Jersey Shore). If you happen to get burned, don’t get bummed because I have some easy home remedies that will cool you off in no time at all:

  1. Take a cool bath for 10-20 minutes and air-dry (add oatmeal powder for best results)
  2. Generously apply Aloe Vera to burned skin as often as needed
  3. Soak a washcloth in cool water and use as a cold compress on skin (add baking soda for extra soothing)
  4. Drink lots of H2O to rehydrate your body (until your urine is clear)
  5. Avoid harsh soaps and other skin products
  6. Moisturize
  7. Pulverize an everyday potato and apply puree to skin
  8. Protect burnt bikini and bra lines from friction with cornstarch
  9. Invest in an after-sun lotion that calms irritated skin
  10. Pop a couple of aspirin

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