Ever since deaths have resulted in being overexposed to the sun’s harsh UV (A & B) rays, medical professionals are increasingly aware of the fact that a condition such as sunburn shouldn’t be ignored.

Unlike the time when you burn your hands due to a source other than that of the sun, the effects of sunburn are not known immediately. It is only after about 6 to 48 hours that the pain, redness of skin, dizziness, nausea and blisters (in extreme cases) begin to appear. And this is the reason why most experts consider it better to prevent sunburn by using sunscreen with an SPF of 30 and above, keeping in mind the effects that occur.

But what can one do if you already have sunburn?

So, here is a list of simple tips that one can follow to effectively treat sunburn:

Tip #1: If the condition has affected you while you are still out in the sun, try to find and shady spot and take off your clothes to cool off while also getting a drink of water as well.

Tip #2: If you are at home, when the effects occur, then the first thing one should do is take a shower. Another option is to place wet and cold rags on the affected area as well.

Tip #3: In extreme cases where one gets blisters, one should use dry rags to prevent the spread of infection.

Tip #4: Another excellent remedy to soothe the pain would be to use a moisturizer but at the same time you have to make sure that you are not using products such as petroleum, lidocaine and benzocaine on your skin.

Tip #5: If the pain is hard to bear, then one can procure over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen to relieve the pain.

Tip #6: If these symptoms do not subside even after these remedies, then it is time for you to visit a physician immediately.