You probably know that sunburns are a serious problem. They can cause cancer, leave you looking old before your time and they are just plain miserable. Nothing can ruin an otherwise gorgeous vacation like the misery of severe sunburn. Here are some tips to help you avoid those sunburns and find relief from the pain should you still get stung.
When you get dressed in the morning, slather on some sunscreen. It only takes a few minutes, and making it part of your routine will help ensure that you don’t accidentally forget to apply it. Applying it before you get dressed will also ensure that you remember to cover your neck, throat and those sensitive shoulders.
Spray-on sunblock is incredibly easy to use. It allows you to cover your entire back without asking for help. It lets you protect the kids without making them stand still for five minutes. Toss a bottle in your daypack when you head out to explore the area, so you can reapply it often. The one downside of these aerosol cans is that can set off the natural gas alarms in some campers, so you should only use them outdoors.
The beauty of hats with wide brims is that they will protect the sensitive skin on your neck, plus they’re just fun to wear. While you may not get the men in your family to don these classic hats, they are an excellent choice for the ladies and young children.
Aloe Vera Lotions and White Vinegar
Aloe vera lotion should be part of the first aid kit in your camper, and you should have a small bottle of vinegar in the kitchen. If you can stand the smell, then the white vinegar can be used to take the sting out of the burn. Soak a paper towel with the vinegar and let it sit on the burned area for five to ten minutes. The skin will still be red, but it won’t hurt as bad. Apply aloe vera lotion afterwards to keep the skin moisturized and promote healing.
Sunburns can quickly take the joy out of your camping trip. Being prepared for the sun, however, will allow you to keep everyone healthy. Applying sunblock should be a part of the morning ritual as the family gets dressed to head out for the day, and aerosol cans of sunblock are ideal for reapplying the protection on the go. Hats provide you with stylish protection while aloe vera lotion and white vinegar will offer relief should someone still get burned.
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