3 Tips for Dealing With Sunburn When on Vacation


We all want our vacations to be as relaxing, fun-filled, and as perfect as possible. This is why something like sunburn can feel like a real pain, in more ways than one. In an ideal world, we would all avoid getting sunburned in the first place, but sometimes salt water can wash sunscreen off, or the sun can simply be more powerful than we were expecting. Check out these tips on how to soothe and care for sunburn on holiday, so you can get back to relaxing and making the most of your break away.

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is a natural substance that can calm and care for burns and is usually available in most pharmacies. Take care that the type you’re purchasing doesn’t have extra fragrance or unnecessary ingredients—it may even be worth packing a small amount of pure aloe vera to take with you when you head away on vacation, just to be safe.


If your skin is burned, you can help repair it from the inside out by staying well hydrated. Drinking water and eating foods with a high water content, such as melon and cucumber, will help your skin heal and regain its glow and softness.

Sun Safety

Once you’ve been burned, you will need to make sure you’re not exposing your skin to the sun for a while. Make sure you pack a hat to take on vacation, and a thin scarf to drape over your shoulders can also be a good idea. Seek out the shade in the middle of the day, and avoid swimming for at least the first 24 hours after being burned.


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