6 Ways to Treat a Sunburn

Posted: February 25th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: CHILDREN, FAMILIES, Health, SUNSCREEN EDUCATION | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

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Did you forget to wear your sunscreen while spending a lot of time outdoors? Did you forget to wear your hat, extra clothing to protect your skin and sunglasses to protect your eyes? Are you now sunburned as a result? It’s time to ease the pain and repair your skin! Take these helpful tips on board and you’ll be on your way to being more comfortable.

Be Sure to Soothe your Skin
You will want to apply aloe vera gel to your skin. It will not only create a cooling and soothing sensation, but it will also help reduce the damage that is done to your skin. Aloe vera is a great healing substance, anti-inflammatory agent, and anti-bacterial agent, all of which will help treat your sunburn.

Always Loosen up
Do you find that your clothing is irritating your burn even more? Then wear loose fitting clothing so as to avoid irritating your skin further. Who would want tight clothes rubbing against a fresh burn? A floaty skirt or baggy tee will fall away from your body and give you some relief from the pain.

Be Sure to Not go back to the sun
Going back into the sun will simply intensify your burn. Try to stay inside or, at the very least, wear clothing that shields your skin from the sun. And very important, always, always wear your sunscreen.

Ibuprofen Will Help You
Plenty of people think ibuprofen is just for headaches, but it can relieve all kinds of pain. Take some if your burn is feeling especially uncomfortable. You will not only feel the difference, but you’ll see a reduction in swelling that may accompany the burn.

Stay Hydrated
When you’re sunburned, you are especially prone to dehydration. Make sure you drink plenty of water. Carry a water bottle around with you so you are able to rehydrate at any time.

Remember that Cool is key
Cooling your body is the key to pain relief. Take a cool bath or apply cool compresses to your skin. Avoid using ice, as it can traumatize the skin and worsen your situation. Adding oatmeal to your bath can help seal essential oils into your skin, while green tea in your bath can help prevent further damage to your skin.

Never forget that having even one major sunburn in your life increases your risk of skin cancer. Prevention is incredibly important when it comes to sunburns. Always wear sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 and try to stay out of the sun during peak hours. If you are exposed to the sun fairly often, make sure you regularly check your skin for new growths, along with changes in freckles or moles. If you notice any changes, be sure to consult your doctor right away.


Got Acne? Get Protected!

Posted: June 30th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments »

What’s going on  everyone?!

Look it’s the summertime and we all like to spend some time outdoors when the weather is nice, but if you’ve got acne maybe the sun isn’t the best place for you. At least that’s what a report from Avidas Pharmaceuticals is saying on Yahoo Canada Finance (http://ca.news.finance.yahoo.com/s/30062009/31/link-f-prnewswire-summertime-sun-exposure-burn-acne-sufferers-ways.html). Now is all sun exposure bad for you when you have acne?–no. Studies have shown that a little exposure to sunlight on a daily basis can improve the APPEARANCE of acne but not the condition itself.

That being said, the article published on Yahoo states that sunlight exposure “can actually make acne worse by increasing oil production, damaging follicular walls and clogging pores, resulting in exacerbation that may not surface for several weeks after sun exposure.” What’s worse than stimulating an already unpleasant condition? Doing real permanent damage to your body by increasing your risk of skin cancer. Chances are if you have acne, you’re taking some sort of medication to keep that little “facial minefield” to a minimum, but the problem is that “many prescription and over-the-counter products recommend avoiding sun exposure because these products may make the skin considerably more vulnerable to the damaging effects of UV rays.”

So what does that mean for those plagued by acne? Are they forever condemned to the indoors? Do they have to stay inside while everyone who’s acne free gets to suntan, waterski, go to the beach, etc?–Again, no. But it does mean that those who are plagued with chronic acne need to take additional precautions when heading for fun in the sun.

We recommend any of the sun protection products from the Kinesys line for your every need in the world of UV protection. Not only will they keep your acne-prone face from burning during those hot summer days, but Kinesys sunscreens are Hypoallergenic and Non-Comedogenic so they won’t agitate your skin or clog your pores.

Don’t shade the light! Embrace it with Kinesys!spf30spray


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