HOW TO AVOID AND TREAT A SUNBURN

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With summer almost upon us, there is a good chance that our residents will be spending more time outdoors. Before residents of our Northridge apartments head out to enjoy the summer sun, we want to remind you about some safety tips that will help you avoid sunburns.

TIPS ON HOW TO AVOID SUNBURNS
Sunburns are painful. Luckily, there are things you can do to help reduce your chances of getting a sunburn.

Some things you can do to avoid sunburns include:

Use a sunscreen that has a minimum of 30 SPF
Reapply sunscreen every 90 minutes
Apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes before heading outside
Wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses
Reduce your exposure to the sun by trying to do activities either earlier or later in the day
Wear loose-fitting clothing that covers exposed skin
Purchase clothing that is made out of sun protective fabric
EASY HOME REMEDIES USED TO TREAT SUNBURNS
Sometimes no matter how much sunscreen you put on or how many precautions you take, you end up with a sunburn. When this happens there are things you can do to treat the sunburn.

Home treatment options for sunburns include:

Take an over-the-counter pain reliever such as aspirin or ibuprofen
Use a damp towel, cold shower or cold bath to cool the skin
Apply aloe vera lotion or gel to keep the sunburn moisturized
Wear additional layers to protect the area that is sunburned
Do not pick at any blisters that may form around the sunburn
Do not peel the skin around the sunburn
Using these treatment options, you will be able to dramatically reduce any pain or discomfort you experience from your sunburn.

AVOID SUNBURNS WHILE ENJOYING OUR RESORT-STYLE POOL THIS SUMMER
At Candlewood North, we offer residents access to an amazing and luxurious resort-style pool. Residents of our Northridge, California apartments can use the tips we provided to avoid getting sunburned while spending time at our pool. Call us today to schedule an appointment to tour our apartment community and to learn more about our amazing amenities available to our residents. We look forward to hearing from you.

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