Spent Too Long in the Sun? Here's How to Deal With Sunburn

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I mean, we never thought we'd hear ourselves say this, but the UK is finally having a summer—a pretty hot summer at that. And while it can be easy to get carried away drinking Aperol in the sunshine (especially when the football is on), it's so important to be mindful of your skin. Excessive sun exposure is no joke—its longer-lasting effects can be pretty sinister, and its immediate consequence (a sunburn) isn't much fun either. We all know to be militant with our SPF application, but what if we do get a little burnt? We asked our resident doctor, Jane Leonard, MD, for her advice on how to treat sunburn.

Like we said, prevention is always better than cure—but make sure you have one of these after-suns on standby in case the worst happens.