Soothing a sunburn

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Michael Moore shows us how to get relief from a sunburn.

Sip Some Red Wine – White wine is refreshing in the summer, but red wine is healing. Resveratol, a naturally occurring phenol found in the skin of red grapes can decrease redness from acute sunburns. It has an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effect. Cheers!

Load up on Watermelon – Lycopene: is a red carotenoid which protects the skin against sunburn and skin cancer. It is at least twice as effective an antioxidant as beta carotene to block UV light (has an SPF of about 3). Watermelon is especially rich in lycopene, it contains 40% more lycopene than tomatoes and Watermelon is a good hydrator.

Aspirin or Ibuprofen – To cut down on redness and swelling, first thing take an aspirin or ibuprofen.

Yogurt Mask – The lactic acid in plain yogurts impact the skin with calming and soothing benefits. Leave it on for 30 minutes as a mask before taking a cool shower and patting dry.

Use a DNA-repair serum to address the damage done to your body’s cells below the surface. If you’re really desperate (and red), ‘fess up and ask your derm so you can get an LED light treatment within 48 hours of getting a burn. They can speed healing time, reduce inflammation, and may even prevent DNA damage.

Go Green – redness relief by Dermalogica is Redness-reducing SPF moisturizer for sensitized skin. Can be used alone, as a spot treatment, all over as a primer or mixed into your prescribed moisturizer for added redness relief.Counter tell-tale redness triggered by inflammation with sheer green natural earth minerals.

Tint with SPF – Dermalogica’s sheer tint spf20 is a lightly-tinted hydrating treatment provides an all-day sheer wash of color. Natural, light-diffusing Iron Oxides provide translucent color for radiant skin, while Broad Spectrum sunscreens shield against damaging UV rays. Hydrolyzed Pearl amino acids, hydrating cross-linked Hyaluronic Acid and antioxidant Walnut Seed extracts help improve skin texture and reduce the appearance of fine dehydration lines. Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors.


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