- Aloe can help soothe a sunburn due to its anti-inflammatory properties, but it may not be enough to fully recover damaged skin from UV rays.
- Over Exposed, a recovery gel formula, contains Tasman Pepper extract which has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents that can calm skin discomfort and reduce the effects of sunburn, such as skin swelling and redness.
- To make sunburn go away quickly, it is advisable to apply Over Exposed to reduce redness and make the skin feel comfortable, less tight, and refreshed.
- To prevent sunburn, avoid heavy sun exposure, wear loose, breathable clothing, and use a water-resistant, mineral sunscreen.
- Over Exposed is recommended for heavy sun exposure to avoid skin damage.
So… you've spent a little too much time in the sun. It happens to all of us at some point; whether visiting a beach, hiking, working in the yard, or simply driving during a sunny day, we all know how it feels to be sunburnt. You feel crispy, and you look as red as a tomato.
Sure, you can reach to the back of your bathroom cabinet for that tube of aloe gel that's been sitting back there for years, but we all know that aloe only soothes a fraction of the pain and uncomfortableness your skin feels from sunburn, and it's not actually doing much to halt the severe damage happening in the first few layers of your skin. So you may be asking yourself: does aloe actually help sunburn? Is there anything better than aloe for sunburn? What do I do if my sunburn won't go away? Or what relieves sunburn pain?
We are here to answer all of these questions and more so that you can get back to feeling good and looking even better!
Does Aloe Actually Help Sunburn?Your body’s response to being sunburned is inflammation, and aloe has anti-inflammatory properties to combat this discomfort. So, in short, yes, aloe can help a sunburn… but not nearly enough to fully recover your skin from the damaging UV rays of the sun. Also worth noting, some brands of aloe gel contain petroleum jelly, which doesn’t let heat escape and can even irritate your skin more. If you do decide to use aloe, fresh aloe leaves directly from the plant work best.
Is There Anything Better Than Aloe For SunburnThe chemists at Tropic Labs were sick and tired of after-sun products that cooled the skin's surface but didn't actually help where we needed it most. That's why we've developed Over Exposed, a quick-absorbing after-sun recovery gel formula that instantly cools and refreshes skin after a long day in the sun. Over Exposed penetrates deeply into the dermis to take the sting out of a sunburn while keeping your skin hydrated and nourished.
How Does Overexposed Work to Relieve Sunburn Pain?
The most noteworthy ingredient in Over Exposed is however, Tasman Pepper extract, which comes from the Tasman Pepper Berry. Native to Australia, Tasman Pepper Berries have shown an antioxidant power that is 3X greater than blueberries and contains anti-inflammatory agents such as polygodials that work to calm skin discomfort and reduce the effects of sunburn, like that warm, feverish feeling and skin swelling. The berry also contains anthocyanins that are free radical scavengers, protecting the skin’s cells from oxidative damage from exposure to UV radiation. Rutin, an anti-inflammatory known to strengthen capillaries, can also be found in Tasman Pepper Berries, making it extraordinarily effective in reducing redness.
This, combined with its cooling peppermint and soothing Neutrazen, a neuro cosmetic tri-peptide that works from within to help calm and soothe irritated skin, will make you feel immediately re-energized and refreshed.
How Do You Make Sunburn Go Away Quickly?Sunburns generally take about 4-6 hours to develop, but it sometimes takes up to 24 hours for other, more intense symptoms to take effect like chills, fever, or even flu-like symptoms. However, if you wait this long to start treatment, you could be doing yourself a massive disservice because, well...we need to get rid of this pain like YESTERDAY!
Luckily enough, a single application of Over Exposed is all it takes to reduce the appearance of redness. Your skin will immediately begin to feel more comfortable, less tight, and refreshed.
The sunburn will start to diminish after only 30 minutes, and it will continue to disappear over the next 24 hours.
What Do I Do If My Sunburn Won't Go Away?Sunburn is possible any time of year but is more common in the summer months when the sun's rays are the strongest. The easiest way to make sunburn go away is to prevent it from happening or avoid getting worse. When you're feeling burnt, it would be advisable to get out of the sun and immediately cover up any exposed skin with loose, breathable clothing. If that isn't an option, make sure you are heavily coated in a water-resistant, mineral sunscreen.
Ensure sun exposure after any initial burn, and keep hydrated to help your skin retain moisture!
Countless harmful factors affect your skin every day, like shaving, sweating, UV radiation, pollution, allergens, and physical contact… just to name a few!
And that’s not even including all the elements of vacation like airplane air, increased sun exposure, or crunchy hotel sheets! If you’re headed somewhere sunny and tropical, Over Exposed is something you should never be without.
Heavy exposure to the sun’s UV rays causes your skin to burn, and aloe just shouldn’t cut it for your skin anymore!