Summer on Maui. Hot. You can’t wait to finally spend some time at the beach! But – Uh-Oh! – what if you get a sunburn in Maui?
Nobody ever wants to get a sunburn, but in some cases, it happens. Maybe you forgot to re-apply sunscreen after you went swimming, fell asleep on the beach, or perhaps, who knows, you got a sunburn anyway because you forgot to apply a sunscreen altogether.
In any case, if you get a sunburn in Maui, there are some things to keep in mind that you SHOULD NOT do.
Keep reading to learn how to avoid making matters worse.
1. After you get a sunburn in Maui, avoid sun exposure
The best thing you can do to avoid making matters worse is to avoid spending time at the beach or outdoors in the sun for a few days until your sunburn starts to heal.
2. Don’t wear tight clothing if you’ve got a sunburn
When skin inflammation is setting in, the last thing you want to do is wear vert tight clothes. We recommend letting the skin breathe and wearing light clothing, such as t-shirts and shorts or light summer dresses.
3. Let your skin breathe and avoid covering the sunburn with makeup
We understand how bad sunburns can look, but to help your skin heal, you should let it breathe and avoid applying any concealer or other makeup products to “hide” it.
4. Never scratch the skin after getting a sunburn in Maui
After getting a sunburn in Maui, your skin will start to feel itchy, and as it begins to heal, it will also start to peel. Instead of scratching the affected area or peeling off the skin and popping your blisters, we highly recommend you apply a moisturizer like After Sun or Hand & Body Lotion. We understand how uncomfortable sunburns are, but it’s best to allow the skin to exfoliate naturally.
5. Avoid the use of scrubs or other exfoliating products for a while
Speaking of exfoliation of the skin, make sure you avoid the use of scrubs until your sunburn heals. Using exfoliating products on your vulnerable skin can cause even more damage. We recommend you wait until your skin stops peeling and then start exfoliating again after another 2-3 days.
6. Don’t forget to drink plenty of fluids
Drinking plenty of water every day is essential, but when it comes to getting a sunburn in Maui, forgetting to hydrate is not OK. When you get sunburnt, the body tends to draw the water away from itself and towards to damaged skin. So, watch out for signs of dehydration and remember to drink extra fluids for a few days until your sunburn heals and you can enjoy spending time at the beach again!