SOS Sunburn: 7 tips to soothe your sun-damaged skin, according to a wellness expert

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With the arrival of summer comes more time spent outdoors, which can increase the risk of sunburn.

More than one in three adults had a sunburn last year, according to a survey by the American Academy of Dermatology.

If not treated properly, sunburns can cause serious skin damage and increase the risk of skin cancer, experts warn.

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Angela Rosoff, San Francisco-based wellness and beauty expert for facial yoga app Luvly, shared the following top seven remedies for treating sun damaged skin.

1. Evacuate the pain

“If you’re spending a little too much time in the sun, go inside and take a cold shower to wash away any skin irritants, like chlorine or salt water,” Rosoff told Fox News Digital.

“While your skin is still damp, apply a moisturizer containing aloe vera directly to the burn, let it absorb, then seal it with a layer of fast-absorbing jojoba oil,” recommended an expert . (iStock)

Next, she recommends filling a bath with eight to 10 black tea bags — or a cup of oatmeal — and waiting until the water turns a dark amber color.

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“With water full of natural compounds known to reduce inflammation, a quick soak will have your skin feeling better in no time,” she said.

If that doesn’t work, she suggests trying green tea, matcha powder, or rice water.

2. Hydrate yourself constantly

“While your skin is still damp, apply a moisturizer containing aloe vera directly to the burn, let it absorb, then seal it with a layer of fast-absorbing jojoba oil,” Rosoff said.

Aloe vera is packed with water and anti-inflammatory compounds, making it a powerful remedy for aches and pains of sunburn, noted the expert.

More than one in three adults suffered a sunburn last year, according to a survey by the American Academy of Dermatology. (iStock)

“Keep a healthy stock in the refrigerator during the summer months and use it whenever your skin becomes hot, red, or dry,” she advised.

“For intimate areas that can’t be slathered in cream, like your eyes or lips, don’t underestimate the soothing abilities of the humble cucumber slice.”

3. Relieve pain

At the first signs of sunburn, it is best to take an anti-inflammatory analgesiclike ibuprofen, according to Rosoff.

“Treat your current suffering as a lesson learned.”

“Not only will this provide immediate relief, but it will help reduce swelling to aid your skin’s recovery.”

4. Stay hydrated

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