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The best products to treat sunburns, according to dermatologists

While it’s important to protect your skin against UV rays year-round (even inside), it’s especially important as temperatures heat up in the summer and we spend more time outside under the sun. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, about one out of every three Americans reports getting sunburned each year.

Despite our best efforts, sunburns happen from time to time, and they can be very uncomfortable. We spoke to doctors about how to treat a sunburn and what you should look for in over-the-counter products that provide relief, as well as how to know if you should seek further medical treatment.

CeraVe Moisturizing Cream

According to Dr. Michele Farber, a board-certified dermatologist at Schweiger Dermatology Group, the best thing for a sunburn “aside from water” is “a plain, unscented moisturizer.” She said that especially for peeling sunburns, it’s important to help your skin repair itself, and applying moisturizer is one way you can do so. Stevenson agreed that mild, unscented creams are best, and this one from CeraVe is fragrance-free.



Source : NBC News Shopping – The best products to treat sunburns, according to dermatologists Edited By, Zoe Malin


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