Sun Exposure Treatment:
A medicine called Indocin
if taken soon after a sunburn will help reduce the pain, redness and swelling.
Indocin is available from your doctor with a prescription.
Cold creams and
moisturizers will help reduce the pain associated with sunburn. Vitamin C
cream applied to the skin will help decrease the severity of a sunburn.
Sun damage is permanent
and irreversible. You should put on sun-screen or moisturizer with an SPF of
15 or higher everyday before leaving the house. Don't go overboard and try to
avoid the sun completely.
Sun exposure and
sunbathing produce gradual skin damage even if sunburn is avoided. Ten to
forty years can pass between the time of sun exposure and the time the skin
shows signs of sun damage.