How To Heal a Tanning Bed Burn

You can get burns from tanning beds, but you may get burned in spots the sun doesn’t reach.If you spend too much time in the bed and end up with stinging, red skin, you need to give your skin some extra care to make it less painful.You may want to avoid certain activities for a quicker recovery.You can enjoy your golden glow if the burn is healed.

Step 1: Stand in the shower for 10 to 20 minutes.

It may take a few minutes or hours to realize you’ve spent too much time in the tanning bed.If you notice redness or throbbing skin, hop in the shower and let the water run over your body for 10 to 20 minutes.Too much water can be painful on burned skin.A little below room temperature is ideal for ice-cold water.Water that’s too cold can hurt your skin.It’s a good idea to take a shower every few hours.If you don’t have access to a shower or if you’re short on time, wet a washcloth with cool water and lay it over the burned areas.

Step 2: To ease swelling, pour full-fat or whole milk into the bath water.

Add 2 cups of full-fat or whole milk to a cool bath.When it looks cloudy, stir the water and milk with your hand or foot.Relax for 20 to 30 minutes.Your skin will feel smooth.Milk has the vitamins A and D in it.For an extra-creamy soak, use goat’s milk or buttermilk.

Step 3: You can apply the gel all over your body.

You should use at least a quarter-sized amount of the gel.Too much pressure can irritate your skin.It will leave your skin feeling good.If you have an aloe barbadensis plant, you can extract it or buy it at any drugstore.It works on burns because it has anti- inflammatory properties, promotes blood circulation to the area, and preventsbacteria.It’s a good idea to avoid products with “caine” in the name or on the label.These numbing agents can cause allergic reactions.

Step 4: Peeling skin can be treated with a lotion containing vitamins E and E oil.

If your skin is peeling, you don’t need to spend a lot of money on vitamins.After getting out of the shower or bathtub, pat your skin dry.vitamins E oil can be purchased at any drugstore or beauty supply store.It’s a good idea to look for a lotion at the drugstore that has a sign on the front stating that there is a lot of vitamins E in it.It is possible to decrease redness and swelling caused by a burn.

Step 5: Cold oatmeal will relieve itching and stinging.

Bring the oats and water to a boil over medium heat.Once it starts steaming, stir it every minute or so.When the oats have absorbed most of the water, remove it from the stove and wait 30 minutes to 1 hour for the mixture to cool completely.Put the mixture on your skin.Leave it on for 20 to 30 minutes and then take a shower.If you’re worried about oats blocking your shower drain, you can gently wipe the oats off your skin with a kitchen towel.You can hop in the shower.If you put a towel down on the floor, you won’t make a mess when you apply it.Pre-made packets of oatmeal can be purchased.Oats can help heal dry, itchy, or swollen skin.

Step 6: Swelling and pain can be alleviated by taking an over-the-counter painkiller.

If you want to go about your day a little more comfortably, take 1 to 2 tablets of aspirin or Ibuprofen.If you’re taking prescription medication, it’s a good idea to talk to your doctor.Aspirin can cause Reye’s syndrome in teens and children, which is why it is only recommended for adults over 18.Children and teens can take acetaminophen instead.If you have ever had a stomach ulcer, liver disease, or heart failure, don’t take Ibuprofen.

Step 7: Wear sunscreen as needed and stay out of the sun as much as possible.

The last thing your skin needs is more sunlight, so stay indoors as much as you can.SPF 15 or higher is needed if you want to go out in the sun.15 minutes before you leave the house, use a quarter-sized amount of sunscreen on each exposed area.Use a sunscreen that protects your skin from both UVA and UVB rays.It’s important to apply it 15 minutes before you go out in the sun to give it time to sink into your skin.

Step 8: To protect your skin from the sun, wear loose, opaque clothing.

To see how tightly woven your clothing is, hold it up to a light.You won’t get much protection against the sun’s UV rays if you can see the light coming through it.Don’t wear wool clothing or anything made from synthetic fabrics because they may irritate your skin.

Step 9: If you have a sunburn, don’t sweat until it has healed completely.

If you notice redness, inflammation, or stinging, then don’t go for a run or gym.If you want to get some exercise, go for a walk in the shade or on the treadmill.The salt in sweat can irritate your skin and cause blisters, which can take a long time to heal.If it hurts to work out, take a few days off.Pulling and stretching the skin will prolong the healing process.

Step 10: Don’t pick at blisters or skin that is peeling.

If you have blisters, leave them alone.Picking or popping blisters can delay the healing of your skin and put you at risk of an infection.If you like, you can use a light moisturizer on the blisters.If you use anything too heavy, it will trap sweat and heat on your skin.

Step 11: Help your skin repair itself by staying hydrated.

If you’re a woman and a man, aim to drink at least 11 cups a day.Coffee, black tea, spirits, wine, and beer can cause dehydration if you drink them.If you have a dry mouth or dry skin, you may be dehydrated.Divide your weight in pounds by 2 to find your ideal intake.The number is how much you should drink.If you weigh 140 pounds, you should drink 70 fluid ounces of water per day.

Step 12: Green tea is good for inflammation and can be drank 3 to 5 cups a day.

Place a bag of green tea in 8 fluid ounces of boiling or near-boiling water and let it steep for 3 to 5 minutes.You can sip the tea 3 to 5 times a day.If you want to reduce the stinging sensation of a sunburn, soak a small washcloth in green tea and apply it to your skin.Green tea can help stop the growth of skin cancer.Green tea contains a lot of caffeine.Decaffeinated green tea is better for you if you’re sensitive to caffeine.

Step 13: 400 to 800 IU of vitamin D is required every day.

Make an effort to eat foods that are rich in vitamin D every day.A 3.5-oz serving of salmon contains 400 IU of vitamin D.

Step 14: You can get a boost of skin-loving vitamins by eating orange foods.

Try to eat something orange at every meal and stock up on orange foods at the grocery store.It is possible to speed up the healing time by eating sweet potatoes, carrots, pumpkin, mango, cantaloupe, and papaya.The daily recommended amount is 18,000 IU.A cup of chopped carrots has 10,605 IU.Don’t go crazy with the orange foods because they can cause your palms to take on a yellow hue if you eat too much.

Step 15: To reduce skin damage, eat 2 to 3 serving of fruits rich in lycopene.

If you tan regularly and are concerned about long-term skin damage, you should have red and pink fruits.If you want to heal your burn and reduce the risk of long-term skin damage, you should aim to get 8 to 21 grams of lycopene a day.It has been shown that lycopene protects against certain types of cancer.It is easy to get a good amount of lycopene.A 3.5-oz (100 g) serving of sun-dried tomatoes contains 45.9% of the recommended daily intake of lycopene.

Step 16: You should get 1 to 2 ounces of dark chocolate every day.

Dark chocolate can help protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun.A serving about the size of a match-box is perfect for snacking or dessert.For the most benefits, choose a variety with at least 70% cocoa.