Skin Care Tips

Taking good care of your skin is very important to your health. It is a protective barrier between you and the environment, your skin is your largest organ. Staying out of the sun or wearing protective clothing and sunblock is very important to avoid sun burns. Repeated exposure and burns can lead to skin cancer and premature aging.

If you do get a sun burn these tips from Web MD may help provide some relief:

Home treatment measures may provide some relief from a mild sunburn.

  • Use cool cloths on sunburned areas.
  • Take frequent cool showers or baths.
  • Apply soothing lotions that contain aloe vera to sunburned areas. Topical steroids (such as 1% hydrocortisone cream) may also help with sunburn pain and swelling. Note: Do not use the cream on children younger than age 2 unless your doctor tells you to. Do not use in the rectal or vaginal area in children younger than age 12 unless your doctor tells you to.

A sunburn can cause a mild fever and a headache. Lie down in a cool, quiet room to relieve the headache. A headache may be caused by dehydration, so drinking fluids may help. For more information, see the topic Dehydration.

There is little you can do to stop skin from peeling after a sunburn—it is part of the healing process. Lotion may help relieve the itching.

Other home treatment measures, such as chamomile, may help relieve your sunburn symptoms.

To help keep skin looking young you can also try spa treatments such as Huntington Beach facials. A facial will clean and polish your skin while extracting impurities, toning and finally moisturizing your face, neck, shoulders and decolletage.  Treat yourself once in awhile.

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