Stars: They’re just like us—and, as Kelly Osbourne just showed us on social media, they too are not totally safe from the sun’s rays.
The 31-year-old took to Instagram yesterday, showing off a very hot-looking lobster-red sunburned patch on her back. Her caption: “The sun hates me & I hate the sun. This what happened after only 10 mins & I was sat in the bloody shade.”
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Her followers took action, providing their remedies—ones that ranged from aloe propolis crème to tea bags—for lessening the burn.
As the American Academy of Dermatology suggests, it’s important to begin treating a sunburn ASAP and they urge that, in addition to stopping further UV exposure, treating a sunburn with:
Cool baths to reduce the heat.
Moisturizer to help ease the discomfort caused by dryness. As soon as you get out of the bathtub, gently pat yourself dry, but leave a little water on your skin. Then apply a moisturizer to trap the water in your skin.
Hydrocortisone cream that you can buy without a prescription to help ease discomfort.
Aspirin or ibuprofen. This can help reduce the swelling, redness and discomfort.
Drinking extra water. A sunburn draws fluid to the skin surface and away from the rest of the body. Drinking extra water prevents dehydration.
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