Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Savy Sun Care Tips

Hello everyone :D 
I was looking through a website of Press Releases when I came across this one :D 
It is about helping reduce damage after getting a sunburn. I am a bit odd, but I enjoy DAMAGE CONTROL!

(You can't tell but he is burnt as heck!)

Well…we’re in it now…summer and now you have a sunburn – now what? 
Here are 5 steps to take when you have spent too much time under the sun:

1. Act quickly: As soon as you feel the tingle of a burn or see the pinkness in your
skin- take action. It can take 4-6 hours before the burn is fully apparent, and make
no mistake it’s a burn. Get out of the sun! Start cool compresses on the affected

2. Assess the damage: Most sunburns, even those that cause a few blisters, can be
treated at home. But if a blistering burn covers 20% or more of the body seek
medical attention. Anyone with sunburn who is suffering fevers and chills should
also seek medical help.

3. Treat your skin: After a cool bath or shower slather on the body lotion. Apply
generously and repeat often. Use products with Vitamins C and E, although not
proven to treat sun damage there is a lot of evidence that they may help so why
not. And, of course, aloe vera. For severe burn with itching, pain, or swelling use
over the counter hydrocortisone cream. Do not scratch your burn.

4. Don't wait to medicate: Take over the counter pain medications, such as
ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB) or aspirin and antihistamines, such as
diphenhydramine (Benadryl) as soon as you see signs of sunburn. It cuts back on
the swelling and redness that is going to occur and might prevent some long-term
skin damage. It's not just treating the symptoms; it's treating the severity of the
symptoms. Acetaminophen (for example, Tylenol) will treat the pain, but does not
have the same anti-inflammatory effect so not as recommended.

5. Hydrate: Drink plenty of extra water, juice or sports drinks for several days to
prevent dehydration. Sign to look for: dry mouth, thirst, reduced urination,
headache, dizziness and sleepiness.

     Take the sunburn as a warning that your sun-safety net has failed and vow to do better.
That means using sunscreen, covering up with clothing and hats and avoiding the sun as
much as possible between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

     Consider that even Hawaiian Tropic has retired their Bikini Contest and turned its brand
focus on skin protection and skin cancer prevention. You should too.

                                                          Common Myths:
No need for sunscreen on a cloudy day: Wrong, 40% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays
penetrate the cloud cover.
Using sunscreen will result in a Vitamin D deficiency: There was a recent study that
showed no deficiency in Vitamin D absorption due to sunscreen use. Studies continue on
the topic however, dermatologists recommend strongly the use of sunscreen to prevent
cancer. Vitamin D is available through food and supplements; it is not an excuse to skip
the sunscreen.
I only need sunscreen during the summer months: You should be using sunscreen all
year round.
Our Recommendations:
Wear sunscreens with a physical block like titanium dioxide or zinc oxide, although you
may find them less appealing because of the thickness and white cast to the product,
nanotechnology has helped make it thinner and more natural looking. Reapply, reapply,
and reapply every 90 minutes to 2 hours, religiously.
There is no such thing as a healthy tan; sun exposure causes 90% of skin aging. Enjoy the
sun in a healthy way.
Source: Cosmetics Design
Source: FDA
Source: SkinCancer.org

I think this is a really awesome set of guidelines! PLEASE, look at the links that were included by the original author. I usually would edit information or press releases of this nature however I felt that the message is best the way it already has been written. I do not take credit for any of the research or time put into creating this list. I agree 100% with all of the statements made here. BE GOOD TO YOUR SKIN!!!!!!!!

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