It seems like everyone can’t stop talking about the importance of sunscreen. Whoever you ask about sunburn – the first thing they will start talking about is sunscreen and how you should never leave the house without putting some on.
I am no different – I can sit here for hours telling you about the benefits of sunscreen and how it is the only thing that can protect your skin from UVB rays. One thing that you should keep in mind is that sunburn isn’t temporary – the damages it causes are long-lasting to the skin. It can even cause a risk of developing skin cancer and wrinkles.
Sunburn is so common that you even stop taking it as a threat – but you should because its impact on your skin is huge.
But enough of me talking about sunburns – here’s how you can actually treat them.
- Hydrate yourself and your skin
The inflammation the UV light causes your skin is similar to burning yourself from your oven. You need to hydrate the skin which will help it repair itself. Grab yourself moisturizer that has aloe in it (the best way to calm your skin).
You should also drink a lot of water.
- Protect blisters if there are any
Blisters are equal to a second-degree burn. Make sure they do not pop meaning do not touch them or try to peel them.
The damage of sunburn will stay there even when the burn heals. What does that mean? The UV light helps the production of free radicals. They damage the DNA of the cells as well as harming the elastin. You can minimize the harm by using a vitamin C serum.
- Protect from further sun exposure
While the sunburn is healing make sure you don’t expose it to the sun without wearing sunscreen. If possible, avoid exposing it in the sun altogether and stay in shady places.
Have you ever thrown away a perfectly good pair of shoes because you stepped on someone’s old chewing gum and couldn’t get it off the sole of your shoe? Most people have had this experience at one time or another. When it happens, it always seems to be to either a brand new pair of very expensive shoes, or your favorite footwear that you can’t replace no matter how hard you look.
Fortunately, getting gum stuck on your shoe doesn’t have to mean the end for the unfortunate footwear. Try one of these how to remove gum from your shoes tips the next time you find yourself in a sticky situation, and you’ll probably be able to save the shoes. Of course, you may just want to buy a new pair anyway!
Raid the Garage
If your house is like mine, and I live in London then you probably have a can or two of WD-40 lurking in your garage. This miracle product is good for so many different purposes, so it’s not surprising that it can even help you clean chewing gum from your shoes. Simply spray the affected area of the shoe (the part with gum stuck to it) with WD-40 and allow it to sit for approximately one minute. Using a clean soft cloth or a paper towel, wipe away the gum and the WD-40 residue. In most cases, the gum will immediately pull free from the shoe. You can then use a second clean rag to make sure that you aren’t leaving oily residue behind on your shoe.
Try the Freezer Technique
It sounds kid of strange, but it’s much easier to remove frozen gum from a shoe than it is to get rid of hot or room temperature gum that is stuck to the sole. Take off the offending shoe, and put it in a plastic bag. Stick the plastic bag to the piece of gum. Put the bag in your freezer and leave it for about three hours, which should be sufficient time to allow the gum to freeze. After the time is up, remove the bag from the freezer compartment and pull the bag away from the shoe. If this tip was successful, the gum will stick to the bag, and your shoe will no longer have a sticky clump stuck to the bottom.
Save the Shoes?
These easy tips can help you save your shoes from becoming trash when you accidentally step on someone’s cast away chewing gum. Hopefully you won’t need to put these tips to the test, but if you do find yourself wondering how to get rid of the gum that’s stuck to your shoe, you’ll be sure to be happy that you found these simple tips for removing gum from your footwear.
Additional clever and not so clever tricks can be found from the websites of the cleaning services London is full of.