How to remove sun redness from your face

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How to remove sun redness from your face

Summer is now arriving and the desire to get away from everyday and work stress is finally about to become reality.

Very often, however, it happens that - caught up in the desire to unwind the mind on the beach, hiking or with an outdoor barbecue - we forget to protect the skin of our face with sunscreen and therefore we get a bad sunburn.

Coming home with extremely red facial skin at the end of a day spent outdoors is not uncommon; in any case, trying to prevent sunburn and acting promptly to minimize potential damage resulting from prolonged exposure to UV rays is undoubtedly crucial to preserving the well-being of the skin.

Therefore, what are the measures to take to soothe the redness of the sun on the face and why is it so important to do so?

Sunburn: a danger for the skin

Sunburns are essentially burns that affect the most superficial layer of the skin due to prolonged exposure without sufficient protection to the sun's ultraviolet rays.

The classic facial redness, in fact, is caused by inflammation of the superficial layer of the skin, whose cells have been damaged at the DNA level by the action of UV rays. Other common symptoms include itching, pain, sometimes followed by the onset of skin edema (the classic swelling).

Especially at the very first exposures to the sun, the skin has not yet developed the right amount of melanin and, consequently, it is considerably more susceptible to sunburn; therefore, even a short period of time in which you expose yourself to the sun is enough to cause the skin on your face to become red and inflamed.

In addition to this, the risk of incurring a sunburn is also determined by the phototype of one's skin, i.e. by the dermatological classification based - among other things - on the quantity of melanin present in everyone's skin.

Phototypes with very little melanin (levels 1 and 2 of the Fitzpatrick classification) are particularly susceptible to sunburn and should therefore expose themselves to the sun much more carefully to avoid unpleasant surprises.

How to remove redness from your face: some effective tips

When the facial skin is inflamed, the very first action to take is to carefully rehydrate the reddened skin using specific and, above all, quality lotions, milks or creams, such as the aftersun DOPO SOLE from the ESTĒREL Sole Collection.

Free of parabens and other synthetic compounds, our aftersun contains natural ingredients such as avocado oil and maritime pine extract, which hydrate, nourish and regenerate the skin while also soothing sunburn.

When the time comes to take a shower, choose a shower gel with a hydrating action. Also in the Sole Collection ESTĒREL you will find our Moisturizing and Refreshing Action Shower Shampoo SHAMPOO DOCCIA. Just like the DOPOSOLE, it contains active principles such as maritime pine extract, combined in this case with menthol and menthyl lactate, with notable refreshing properties.

Special attention should be paid to how to dry the skin after a shower, so as not to aggravate the inflammation and redness already present on the skin of the face. It is of crucial importance, in fact, to use a soft towel made of light fabric, rubbing it extremely delicately in order to avoid scratching the skin or irritating it even more.

The use of hydrating and nourishing creams after taking a fresh shower is undoubtedly one of the most effective tips for removing sun redness from your face: in addition to reapplying the aftersun lotion, you can also opt for the you can also opt for the comfortable and practical Refreshing RINFRESCANTE ALL OVER Lotion which hydrates, tones and refreshes the skin, alleviating the discomfort of sunburn.

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What not to do while the burn heals

During the healing process from inflammation and redness caused by excessive exposure to solar radiation, the skin of the face appears noticeably sensitive.

Therefore, it is undoubtedly wise to avoid exposing yourself to the sun in the days following the erythema or sunburn, in order to allow the facial skin to heal without further worsening the situation.

Furthermore, it is equally important not to scratch your skin even though the itching is sometimes unbearable, as this only worsens the inflammation and redness.

The same principle also applies to blisters or any vesicles that may appear following a sunburn: breaking them by scratching significantly increases the risk of infections and extends the recovery time from the annoying condition.

It is crucial to avoid using rough terry cloths or towels which could further irritate already red skin; rather, as mentioned, we should prefer the use of light and delicate fabrics to gently massage the skin of the face.

In short, as we have examined, the redness that the sun's UV rays can cause on the skin of the face can be treated by following the steps we have described.

Unfortunately, the only remedy to remove redness from your face is time: all you can do is simply take care of your skin while it heals.

However, as they often say, prevention is better than cure, even in this case.

For example, it is essential to apply a good dose of protective cream with sun protection factor 50, such as our SPF50 ALTA PROTEZIONE sun milk, after each bath in water or, generally, approximately every 2 hours in order to protect the skin cells from UV rays.

Furthermore, it is crucial to avoid exposing yourself to the sun during the central hours of the day, i.e. between 10am and 4pm, especially without adequate sun protection; if this is really necessary, it is certainly advisable to use a hat or bandana to ensure that the skin of the face remains in the shade as much as possible.

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