Even with the best intentions, we sometimes get sunburnt. In this month’s video, you’ll find out what dermatologists recommend to soothe a painful sunburn. The first thing you’ll want to do, of course, is get out of the sun.You’ll also learn:

  • What to apply (and definitely not apply) to your skin for relief
  • Steps to take if you blister
  • When to seek immediate medical care

Sunburn: How to treat (2:14)

Resources Just For Kids

Treating sunburn

What causes a sunburn and suntan?

Skin cancer: How the sun can hurt your skin

What Dermatologists Tell Their Patients

Even mild sunburn can cause psoriasis to flare. To protect your skin, use a fragrance-free sunscreen. Fragrance can irritate the skin and cause psoriasis to flare.

Dermatologists recommend that everyone, including their patients who have psoriasis, use a sunscreen that offers:

  • SPF 30 or higher
  • Broad-spectrum (UVA/UVB) protection
  • Water resistance

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