Utah summers are notorious for being hot as hades. Even though this summer was off to a little bit of a late start, Utah’s desert does not intend to disappoint. At Unity Salon we like to keep our clients well informed about the best beauty and skin safety tips around, so here are some steps to take when your skin gets fried.

1.Cool Down

Take a cold shower and get out of the heat. Avoid soaps as the chemicals can further irritate the skin.

2. Use Aloe.

Look for a good after-sun product or use plain aloe to help restore the skin.

3. Lavender Oil

Lavender Oil is amazing at getting the heat out of the burn and initiating the healing process.

Once the burn has settled in the the peeling begins, deal with the peel. Continue to keep cool, moisturize, and drink plenty of water. You can also take a cool bath with colloidal oatmeal which you can find at your local drugstore. Antioxidant supplements like vitamin C and E also are beneficial as your skin is tearing and flaking off.

If you’re like me and are already packing for your next trip to Moab or Lake Powell, don’t forget all of your sun products, to avoid a bad burn in the first place.

Happy Summering!