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What to do if you do get too much sun this summer.

It is easy to underestimate having sunburn as you often don’t feel the damage immediately.

Sunburn is skin damage caused by ultraviolet (UV) rays. It usually causes the skin to become red, sore, warm, tender and occasionally itchy for about a week.

 

What to do…

When you have realised that you got sunburned it is vital on how you treat it afterwards to prevent discomfort.

  • Drink plenty of water to help prevent dehydration
  • Take painkillers to help prevent pain or discomfort (ask your GP for recommended otc painkillers and dosage)
  • Take Ovelle from Lamelle with D3 is a daily supplement that could help significantly reduce the processes that induce premature ageing of the skin.
  • Apply Nourish Rescue Repair Gel from Lamelle that contains a powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and cooling agent in the product that goes to work to rapidly and to reduce the extent of the injury.

 

When to seek medical advice:

  • When the skin is blistering or swelling is present
  • You have a temperature
  • Dizziness, headaches or vomiting is present
  • If you aren’t sure and need medical advice (rather be safe than sorry)

 

Who is at risk of sunburn or needs to take extra precautions:

  • Individuals with fair skin
  • If you have a tendency to get freckles
  • If your skin is only exposed to sun on a holiday (skin only gets exposed once or twice a year)
  • Have a family history of skin cancer

 

How to take extra precautions during the summer months:

  • Always make sure you wear a hat when exposed to sun
  • Wear sunglasses when you are exposed to the sun
  • 30 min before sun exposure apply SPF 50 (Heliocare Spray 50) all over exposed areas