Summer is here and the struggle is about to get real. As good as your intentions are, sometimes you just forget to apply (or maybe, reapply) sunscreen and you end up with an awful burn. Since they can be incredibly uncomfortable and painful, you’re going to want to stock up on sunburn treatments you can fit in your purse so that you can get relief no matter where you are.
Not that anyone plans on getting a sunburn, but it can totally happen. You may not have time to reapply sunscreen on the regs, the sun could just be seriously intense, or you could end up spending time outdoors when you weren’t intending to, all leading to red, painful burns. Since we aren’t all sitting in our homes all day long during the summer, you’re going to want to have a treatment you can carry with you. Whether you’re going to work, to hang out with friends, are traveling, or wherever — there are plenty of portable sunburn treatments that will make caring for it a whole lot easier.
Since this week marks the official start of summer, shop these seven sunburn treatments that can fit in your purse and soothe you all season.
1. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera Gel, $0.99, target.com
Aloe is everyone’s go-to for burns, so stock up in a small, travel size.
Cortisone Cream; $7.99; target.com
Carry around a tube of over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream. It’s small enough to fit even in a clutch, and will help relieve pain and swelling.
3. Lavender Oil
Lavender Body Oil Travel Size, $1.80, vitadigest.com
Lavender oil can help relieve stinging, and bonus, it smells amazing.
Ibuprofen, $6.98, amazon.com
You may have this on you already, but you can slip a couple pills anywhere — even in your pocket! — and they’ll help with the pain and inflammation.
5. Vitamin E Oil
Cococare 1 oz, $8.99, amazon.com
Vitamin E oil will decrease inflammation if you rub the oil on the skin.
6. Burn Cream
After Sun Balm, $6, nancyboy.com
If you prefer creams to oils, try this travel-sized, soothing after-sun balm.
7. Witch Hazel Oil
Herb Pharm, $10.40, iherb.com
Need to bring down swelling? This 1 oz oil will do the trick.
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