2. Stay Hydrated
Spending time outdoors in the hot sun depletes you of vital fluids through sweating. When we are in a dehydrated state, we are far more likely to develop a sunburn, because our body comprises of more than 60-percent water.
After incurring a sunburn, it’s best to load up on water as soon as possible. Drinking water helps to hydrate all of the organs in your body, including the skin. Water is also essential for optimal blood flow, which is responsible for starting the healing process.
Those patients that do not drink water after receiving a sunburn may notice a steady increase in their symptoms of light-headedness, confusion, and nausea – with some patients vomiting as a result of the dehydration effect of the sunburn.
Most patients will start to feel better within a few minutes of drinking water, and they should continue drinking throughout the day to avoid complications arising from sun poisoning.