Are you looking for the best Hawaii sunburn remedies?
We know how nasty it is to get a sunburn after “baking” at the beach for hours. It’s painful, looks bad, and itches. If you’re not from here, but come to Hawaii for a visit, the risk of getting a sunburn is even higher since the sun here is much more intense than in the rest of the U.S. or other places.
That in mind, if you do have the misfortune of getting sunburnt, here are some of the best Hawaii sunburn remedies you can try to help soothe your stinging skin.
Hawaii sunburn remedies that help soothe your skin
The first thing you should do if you get a sunburn is to get out of the sun right away. Preferably, you should stay indoors until your skin starts to heal, but we all know that’s not going to happen. After all, who visits Hawaii to stay indoors?
That said, one of the best Hawaii sunburn remedies is to use a moisturizer, preferably one that contains natural ingredients, like Aloe Vera.
Our Amazing Maui Babe Ultra Moisturizing Hand & Body Lotion should help! The lotion is a great fit for most types of skin, and it will nourish your skin with soothing aloe vera, vitamins, and tropical oils. You can apply the Hand & Body Lotion on the entire body, and we recommend you insist on areas that need extra attention.
Taking frequent tepid baths or showers should help alleviate the pain as well. Just make sure that once you get out of your tub or shower, you gently pat your skin dry instead of rubbing the towel against your sunburnt skin. Placing a cold, moist towel on the burnt area may help soothe the pain as well.
Other popular Hawaii sunburn remedies include the use of Aloe Vera leaves or simple plain yogurt.
Aloe plants have anti-inflammatory and pain soothing properties that may help alleviate the problem. Yogurt, on the other hand, is rich in probiotics that will help restore the skin’s natural barrier. If you get sunburnt and have access to Aloe leaves, slice one open and apply it jelly-down directly on your skin every couple hours. And if you have an unopened, plain yogurt in your fridge, you can apply it directly on the areas that are affected, leave it on for a few minutes and rinse, and repeat if necessary.
Ways to prevent getting sunburnt in Hawaii
Needless to say, but instead of having to look for Hawaii sunburn remedies, it’s best to prevent the problem.
First, you should never spend any time under the sun in Hawaii without applying sunscreen regularly. Our Reef Safe Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen will protect your skin against the sun’s UVA and UVB rays, but to avoid a sunburn, you should apply it 15 minutes before sun exposure and re-apply after 80 minutes of swimming or sweating (or at least every 2 hours).
Furthermore, keep in mind that using an After Sun lotion can also aid in healing the skin damaged by the sun. You can help prevent your skin from peeling by using our After Browning Lotion made with natural ingredients, like macadamia nut oil and aloe vera.
Other methods to prevent sunburn include avoiding prolonged sun exposure and getting your tan earlier in the day when the sun is “less hot.”