There are many ailments which can affect travel and basically summer fun. This can be dehydration, it can be tiredness, travel sickness, but mostly it can all come down to sunburn.
Yes, that burn due to the sun’s rays, when you didn’t realise you’d been out as long as you had, or you somehow managed to find a sun cream which simply wasn’t as effective as you thought. Sunburn is painful, and in its worst cases it can be extremely dangerous. We’re going to talk about the top ten sunburn lotions around which are not only super-effective, but which won’t break the bank either – double whammy of advantages! Before we get there however, let’s talk about how to avoid sunburn in the first place! Neutrogena Wet Skin Kids Sunscreen Spray, Twin Pack
- Wear a high factor sun cream, regardless of whether the sun is out or not
- Always wear a hat
- Keep out of the sun during peak sun hours, e.g. between midday and around 3.30pm
- Drink plenty of water, and avoid alcohol as this will further dehydrate you
- If you go into the water, always re-apply sun cream, regardless of whether it says it is water resistant or not
- Keep children out of the direct sun, as sunburn in a child can be very dangerous
If you have ever experienced sunburn before, and most of us have, you’ll know how painful it is, but have you ever had sunstroke? This is a very distressing and dangerous condition which can cause severe fever, vomiting, severe headache, and all manner of other rather unpleasant symptoms. Avoiding all of this in the first place is the best course of action, but if you do manage to get a little sunburn, what are the best and cheapest sunburn lotions and sprays to use?
- Hawaiian Tropic Cool Aloe Vera Gel- After sun 200ml
- Sunburnt Therapeutic After Sun Relief
- Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration After Sun
- Burt’s Bees Aloe & Linden Flower After Sun Soother
- Banana Boat Aloe After Sun Lotion
- Hawaiian Tropic Shimmer Effect Coconut & Papaya After Sun Lotion
- Alba Botanica Hawaiian After Sun Lotion
- Sun Bum Cool Down Hydrating Sunscreen
- Australian Gold Moisture Lock Lotion
- Solar Recover Save Your Skin Hydrating Mist
Most of these products are spray products, but there are a few which are lotions. There are pros and cons to both of these, but generally sprays are easier to apply to burnt skin, and involves less touching and irritating of skin which is already feeling irritated! Lotions on the other hand offer a better coverage and absorption rate, so this is something to bear in mind.