Ordinary sunburn is characterised by the appearance of bright red patches that can last between 3 and 5 days. It just affects the upper layers of the epidermis.
1st-degree burns are very painful and feel like a real attack on the skin. Take a dip in a tepid or even cold bath and use a very rich cream that will soothe the burn. Forget about after sun; it doesn't achieve anything!
2nd-degree sunburn causes intense, long-lasting pain, sometimes accompanied by blisters, headaches, shivering and fever. In this case, pass the skin under a continuous stream of cold water to cool down the burn and don't hesitate to take some paracetamol. The skin will take a long time to repair. Make sure you avoid all sun exposure until the redness has disappeared.
Although sunburn is not very destructive in the middle of the summer, there is still a higher risk of getting it. Therefore, it is important to take the step up your sun protection to guard your skin against harmful UV rays, free radicals, carbon dust, and environmental aggression.