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Sunburn on the face: woman creams her face on the beach



Sunburn on the face is just dog common. It reveals a lack of cream and immediately shows how much it has damaged our sensitive facial skin. Bright red and excited? That helps you now!

Face sunburn - what to do if it burns?

The skin on the face is sensitive and thin. If we have forgotten to protect ourselves from the sun with sunscreen - or simply sunbathed for too long and excessively, it usually shows up quickly: we will turn red and glow. And especially with pleasure in the places that are exposed: forehead, nose, and cheekbones. The stupid thing: a sunburn on the face is unfortunately difficult to hide ...

Sunburn - now comes first aid

We usually notice it quickly: the skin becomes hot, red, and tense. What many do not know: We can also get sunburnt in the shade. The full extent of sunburn only shows up hours later. We notice the first symptoms after 4 to 8 hours, the worst symptoms are 12 to 36 hours after sunbathing. We have the best SOS tips for  sunburn on your face:
  • Get out of the sunFor the next few days!
  • Cool! Ideally, with cool packscold-warm compresses, out of the fridge. But never put them directly on the skin, but always put a thin cotton cloth in between.
  • Moisture is now important for the skin. Inside (drink a lot!) And outside. Because of the heat generated during an inflammatory reaction, the body needs water. The skin is now tight and has to repair burns. An aloe vera gel is particularly moisturizing(Tip: be sure to check the INCI list, some products contain fragrances and preservatives that do not benefit irritated skin - the Codecheck app helps, for example).
  • Home remedies from the kitchen can relieve burns: cucumber slices cool the facial skin and provide moisture.
  • Quark and yogurt soothe burns and pull the heat out of the skin. 
  • Help from the pharmacy: cooling foam sprays and special after-sun gels and lotions with skin-calming active ingredients like allantoin, bisabolol, and panthenol are now doing well.
  • Now do not exfoliate, only when the skin is flaking, you can do it with gentle enzyme peelshelp to renew itself. Under no circumstances rub mechanical peeling particles onto the skin, as this would injure the thin newly formed skin.
  • Do not use chamomile tea or tincture for sunburn on the face. The chamomile helps the body, it irritates the face (especially around the eyes) too much.
If the skin burns are very deep, a doctor should be consultedIf blisters ignite and the skin is burned in deeper layers, scarring can occur on the face. The doctor then prescribes anti-inflammatory agents such as ibuprofen for severe sunburn.

Sunburn hurts us for more than a few days

Even if the spook is sometimes over after a few days, sunburn on the face is extremely damaging to the skin. It initiates processes that make us age faster: free radicals are formed, collagen is broken down and the connective tissue is damaged.
Pigment spots can also be a result of UV damage. Of course, every sunburn increases the risk of developing skin cancer

Sunburn on the lips

Many forget to apply sunscreen to their lips too, and there are now plenty of lip balmswith high sun protection factor, even SPF 50UV rays affect the thin lip skin enormously. If it happened:
  • With a slight sunburn, the lips become red and dry. Now home remedies like a curd cheese mask with honey or pureed cucumbers helpA moisturizer then relieves tension and dryness. With the lip care stick, make sure that there are no mineral oils in it. 
  • If the burn is worse, it is painful. If blisters form on the lips, be sure to see a dermatologist.

When the skin peels

The skin heals itself by regenerating itself: the top layer of skin is so damaged that the skin cells underneath repel the top ones to be able to regenerate. If the skin peels, you can pull it off - especially on the body - even in large layers. If this can be done without pain, these parts can be carefully removed. If it hurts: stay away and wait! If you have the urge to peel away the lint of skin, you should only do this gently with an enzyme peelDo not use facial or micellar water for facial cleansing, but rather a milky lotion.

Face painting sunburn


Even if we would like to make up a sunburn on the face, there is now a need for restraint when it comes to make-up. The skin with a moisturizersupply before you a light liquid foundationorder. Better avoid powder, because the fine, dry particles absorb the moisture that sunburnt skin urgently needs. Avoid strong concealers that are highly pigmented, even if we urgently wish that the redness was not noticed by everyone. The skin should breathe - after all, it has to do hard work during regeneration.

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