Heal Your Post-Songkran’s Burnt Skin
2019-04-18 18:07:49

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Sunshine brings the summer heat and bad skin conditions. Here’s how to rejuvenate and protect your skin.

It’s been a few days since the Songkran holidays, JOY believes that everyone in Thailand must have had fun splashing water and relaxing during this festive time. Although you might have put on sunscreen, that might not be enough to protect your skin from the constant exposure to the sun’s rays, especially with children and those with sensitive skin. If you are experiencing reddened, irritated skin or shedding skin, then you are experiencing sunburn. Come read a few tips JOY has prepared for you and your family to have beautiful, healthy skin.

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Although summer may have damaged your skin, it is not too late to heal with the following method. It is good for people of all shapes, even expecting mothers and children.

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Drinking water isn’t only just to replace that water that you have lost due to the heat, but it is also to increase freshness to the cells in the body. Some vegetable and fruit juices not only provides you with cool freshness but also supplies our skin with various vitamins.

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  • Soothe your irritated skin by applying fresh Aloe Vera or gel.
  • Freshen up your skin with cucumber slices.
  • If the above options are inconvenient, try mineral spray that can be carried with you and used the entire day.
  • For small children or those with sensitive skin, you should choose products that are guaranteed to be gentle towards children’s and babies’ skin as well as those who are sensitive.
  • Opt for products made from natural resources such as Virgin cold pressed coconut oil, baby oil, moisturizers and other skin care products with gentle formulas and are free of alcohol, perfume, whitening formula, AHA/BHA acid, and petroleum.

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Don’t forget to apply sunscreen to your skin each time and if you have to have to constantly be in the sun whether it is to participate in an outdoor sports activity or just to hang out. Also, increase the protection layers with long-sleeved shirts and pants or long skirts, caps or UV protection umbrellas.

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Protect your child from experiencing sunburns by following the  ABC steps from the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)

A - AWAY 
Avoid being exposed to sunlight during the afternoon because that is the time that the UV radiation that comes with the sunlight hits the Earth the most.

B - BLOCK
If avoiding is not an option, then you should protect your skin using sunscreen that has an SPF of 30 or higher. It is best to wait for at least 30 minutes before going outside for your sunscreen to work effectively and you should apply sunscreen every 2-3 hours. Sunscreen products should not be used on children with the age under 6 months.

C - COVER UP
Completely cover up your body when you leave the house by wearing a long-sleeved shirt and pants. Top it off with a hat that provides a shadow over your face and sunglasses. Children under the age of 6 months of age should always stay in the shades and should not come into direct contact with sunlight.

Because sunlight is more dangerous than you think, especially to a child’s skin which is more fragile than an adult’s. Try following JOY’s advice so that you can protect both your skin and your child’s from sunlight’s dangers.

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Reference:
https://www.aad.org/public/kids/skin/skin-cancer/treating-sunburn
https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/conditions/pediatrics/sunburn_and_children_90,P01929