Expert Tips & Tricks to Remedy a Nasty Sunburn

Summer is in full swing and with that comes the occasional sunburn. emerginC’s Training Director, Kimberly Sampson shares some tips and tricks on how to avoid inflammation, redness and soreness associated with sunburn below:

Skin redness during sun exposure is our body’s natural immune system response to skin cell’s excess exposure to ultra-violet sun rays. Skin redness occurs when there is an increase of capillary blood flow and skin is burned. Our body’s natural immune defense, or histamines, are released which helps calm skin inflammation – resulting in skin sensitivity and warmth from sunburn. 

 Kimberly’s Sunburn Remedies:

1. When addressing sunburn look for calming, soothing, and healing ingredients in skin care such as aloe, seaweed, tea extracts, hyaluronic acid, ceramides, botanical oils and extracts. Choose a nourishing body butter such as emerginC’s grape stem cell, white tea, and seaweed body butter that will help moisturize and reduce skin redness.

2. Taking a cool shower and applying a post-sun skin care product such as emerginC’s grape stem cell, white tea, and seaweed body butter and/or hydra-repair capsules to face, neck, and chest area will help begin the healing process from sunburn. 

3. A good natural remedy: Soak a soft fabric cloth in milk or collodial oatmeal and apply to areas of redness to help calm skin. Both milk and collodial oatmeal contain healing and natural anti-inflammatory ingredients to help address sunburn relief. 

Kimberly’s Recommended Products for Sunburn Relief:

active hydrating complex

A unique gel-base moisturizer containing aloe, glycerin, vitamin B, sodium PCA, matricaria extract creates a natural cooling sensation which helps hydrate, soothe, and protect sun- parched skin. ($53)

grape stem cell, white tea + seaweed body butter

The grape stem cell, white tea, and seaweed body butter contains antioxidant rich kombucha, green and white teas, spirulina, anti-aging grape stem cells, soothing and moisturizing aloe and glycerin and seaweed to help moisturize and nourish sunburn while helping to prevent sun damage. ($45)

hydra-repair capsules

Liquid gel capsules containing avocado oil, ceramides, vitamins E and A helps restore skin’s natural moisture balance, providing instant hydration and nourishing relief to dry, sun burned skin. Apply daily prior to moisturizer/sunscreen or directly after sun exposure for sun relief. ($92.50)

SPF 30+

A physical sunscreen containing anti-oxidant rich vitamins and botanicals to help protect skin against UVA/UVB rays while helping to reduce redness and skin sensitivity. Bonus, the SPF 30+ is formulated for face and body and can be used all year long. ($38)

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