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Summer is here…so what comes next? Sunburns..
Print this out and save it…Could come in handy.  Got it from Fashionista.Com
Common sunburn treatment myths:
   Myth: Vinegar compresses help your sunburn.
   Fact: Vinegar has an anti-bacterial effect, so if you have blisters, vinegar can help dry them out and prevent infections. But it’s going to hurt. You may want to cut the acid by diluting with water.
   Myth: Noxzema and other menthol products will help your burn.
   Fact: True. The menthol will cool the skin. And camphor in Noxzema is a minor pain reliever.

   Myth: Aloe Vera is awesome for sunburns.
   Fact: Yes, but... aloe allergies are very common. If you rub it on your skin directly from the plant, test your skin first. Put a mild moisturizer on top of it. If you buy an aloe-based product, avoid gels or anything with alcohol. It will sting and dry out your skin.

Dermatologist Approved Sunburn Treatment Recommendations:
   --Take an anti-inflammatory medication like aspirin or ibuprofen.
   --Rub in an anti-inflammatory cream like 1-percent hydrocortisone as soon as possible.
   -- Apply cool compresses of water or water-plus-milk to further decrease inflammation.
   --Do not pick at blisters or peeling skin. You could get an infection or scars.
   --Apply a mild moisturizer to the burned area. You can even leave it in the fridge so it’s nice and cold when you put it on.

And what’s the very best advice. Next time you go out put on sunscreen!!!!
You can thank us later…LOL!!



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