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I am Debbie McGregor, owner and founder of Total Body Concept. I started the skincare clinic and day spa back in 1993. Welcome to my blog about fostering a holistic, more positive outlook on life. I have just started on my new life's mission to become a motivational speaker, and this blog will follow this journey. Enjoy!

This is a place where I would like to share my knowledge on everything from skincare and inner health to holistic living and the importance of meditation, creative visualisation and affirmations. Nothing in life is by chance – and in this blog I’ll tell you why. Come and join me as we learn to Live the Balance.

Top tips for sunburn recovery

Back to blog home 18th January 2019
Top tips for sunburn recovery

Even though you may have slipped, slopped, slapped and wrapped to shield your beautiful skin from the scorching summer sun, we know that New Zealand sun can still catch us out with a bit of sneaky sunburn. If you got a little scorched over the holiday period, here’s our top tips on how to heal sunburn quickly and gently.

Recover
Following sun damage, your skin is in desperate need of hydration to help it with the repair and recovery process. Using a product like Ultraceuticals SunActive Face and Body Recovery Cream will help look after your sun damaged skin. The fast-acting formula contains ingredients like soy bean extract and Vitamin E to reduce irritation caused by sun exposure. Pure aloe vera is also a very soothing way to hydrate and soothe burnt skin.

Cool
Use cold damp towels for 10 -15 minutes on affected areas a few times a day to release some of the heat (like you would any other burn).

Hydrate
Ensure you keep your fluids up over the hot months and any burn means you need to drink lots of water to prevent dehydration.

Rest
Tempting as it may be, make sure not to pop any blisters - they’re there for a reason! Your skin will heal itself with due time.

Shelter
It may seem obvious, but staying out of the sun while your skin is repairing is essential for proper recovery from sun damage. Take the shady spot at the BBQ, or sit under an umbrella at the beach. If you do have to be out in the sun, ensure you’re covered in loose clothing and protect any unavoidable exposed areas with an SPF.

If you are feeling very ill, dizzy, weak, nauseous get in touch with a health professional.