Instead, you can use ice to cool down some water and use the cold water on your skin instead.
3. Apply a soothing lotion or gel
It’s always a good idea to keep a soothing lotion or gel handy whenever you’re going out in the sun. These gels and lotions are available in most drugstores and are very useful when it comes to soothing and treating sunburn.
Simply apply the soothing lotion or gel to your skin, and let it do its thing. In a pinch, using aloe vera gel can also have a cooling effect on your skin.
Calamine lotion also has a similar effect, so you can use that if you don’t have a lotion or gel for sunburn.
4. Don’t pop any blisters
If you get sunburnt and develop blisters on your skin, don’t pop them. This is because once you pop a blister, you are opening up your skin to possible infection.
In case you do accidentally pop a blister, make sure to disinfect the entire area as soon as possible. You can also cover the area loosely with gauze to help protect it from infection.
First Aid for Burns and Scalds