Burnt Crisp- Sunburn

There is nothing better than the Carolina sunshine warming your skin while you’re at the beach. You’re ready to make memories playing in the saltwater and building sand castles with the family.  The last thing on your mind is everything that could go wrong, rip currents, jellyfish stings and third degree burns are all things that you need to be prepared for before hitting the sand.

 

All winter we wait for the warmth of the sun. We crave the way our skin turns brown and our hair lightens to match the bright days of summer. Our bodies are designed to soak up the sun, in fact we need it.  Your body creates vitamin D when your skin is exposed to the suns rays, we need this vitamin to help absorb calcium and promote bone growth, but stay out in the sun too long or forget to put on sunscreen and you’ll find yourself getting burnt! Here is a few helpful tips to avoid leaving the beach impersonating like a lobster!

Prevent Sunburn:

  • Stay hydrated, drink plenty of water.
  • Wear sunscreen and reapply per instruction.
  • Don’t forget your hat and sunglasses.
  • Wear clothing with ultraviolet protection factor.
  • Seek shade. Take a break from the rays!

 

It’s easy to lose track of the time and forget to reapply your sunscreen or fall asleep on the beach and wake up resembling a tomato! Trust me when I say we have all been there. Take a look below to see a few tips to easy your pain.

Treating Sunburn:

  • Take a COOL shower. Hot water will dry your skin out and cause more discomfort.
  •  Apply aloe.
  • Wear loose fitting clothes.
  • Leave blisters alone and let them heal on their own.
  • Take a over the counter anti-inflammatory.
  • Take a sweet tea bath, hold the sugar! Seep 7-8 tea bags in a bathtub with cool water and hop in. This helps remove the sting of the burn (trust me on this one)!

 

 

 

What to learn more? Check out our other Beach Safety tips below!

Float Like A Beach Ball, Sting Like A ….. Jellyfish.

 

 

Rip Currents: What to do