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What is the best way to treat a sunburn on your face?

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Dr. Karen Han
Dermatology
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In brief: Ibuprofen and aloe

Unfortunately, once sunburn happens, the subsequent recovery is the expected wound healing process.
In addition to the Hydrocortisone cream as suggested by dr kwok, i find that oral Ibuprofen (advil (ibuprofen) or motrin) every 6 hours immediately after the burn will help reduce the inflammatory response. I also recommend aloe containing lotion to moisturize as often as possible.

In brief: Ibuprofen and aloe

Unfortunately, once sunburn happens, the subsequent recovery is the expected wound healing process.
In addition to the Hydrocortisone cream as suggested by dr kwok, i find that oral Ibuprofen (advil (ibuprofen) or motrin) every 6 hours immediately after the burn will help reduce the inflammatory response. I also recommend aloe containing lotion to moisturize as often as possible.
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: HC 1% cream

Hydrocortisone cream (hc 1% cream) is over-the-counter, and helps when used 2-3 times a day for 4-5 days on mild facial sunburns.
If the skin is cracked up and oozing, one should see a primary care doctor or a dermatologist (skin doctor). Hydrocortisone cream is ok to use on sunburned lips, and aquaphor or plain vaseline can be used on the lips in between Hydrocortisone doses.

In brief: HC 1% cream

Hydrocortisone cream (hc 1% cream) is over-the-counter, and helps when used 2-3 times a day for 4-5 days on mild facial sunburns.
If the skin is cracked up and oozing, one should see a primary care doctor or a dermatologist (skin doctor). Hydrocortisone cream is ok to use on sunburned lips, and aquaphor or plain vaseline can be used on the lips in between Hydrocortisone doses.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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