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Help! I Have a Sunburn!

A sunburn can be very painful depending on the severity of the burn and how light or dark your skin color is. You can experience blistering of the area, redness, and tenderness. Here are a few recommendations to help relieve the discomfort of sensitive, painful, and ultimately dry or flaky skin from our Idaho-based team.

Aspirin at the First Sign

The first recommendation from our providers is to take 325 mg of aspirin at the first sign of a sunburn. The sooner you take it, the more relief you will get! Aspirin is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory that acts directly on the chemicals that play a role in sunburn pain. It works better than acetaminophen for sunburns. Aspirin will also help the burn to release heat because of the increased blood flow. You may also find that applying cold packs on the area, as well as aloe vera gel, reduces the severity of the symptoms.

Topical Treatments

There are two Epionce™ products that we all have on hand, and in the fridge, for the rare and unexpected sunburn: Balancing Toner and Enriched Firming Mask. These two products provide just the support your skin needs to heal!

The Balancing Toner can help soothe your skin by providing a concentrated blend of botanical extracts that give a surge of moisture. The Balancing Toner has cucumber extract that helps soothe your sunburned skin, and menthol to reduce the burn.

The Enriched Firming Mask also helps hydrate skin and is known to help fight redness. It also features botanical ingredients and is very moisturizing and soothing to damaged skin.

I recommend that you use the Balancing Toner first to balance the PH and then apply the Enriched Firming Mask over the top. Feel free to repeat this as often as needed. To help the skin repair after you are in the peeling stage, I recommend Epionce™ Renewal Calming Cream. This product will help relieve minor skin irritation and itching.

Prevention is Key

The best way to prevent a sunburn is to use wide-brim cloth hats, wear UV protective clothing, and use sunscreen with SPF 50 or higher—and make sure to reapply it every 80 minutes. Reapplication is the most often missed step, so set a timer if you have to!

Tami is one of our very skilled front office team members.  She is great at helping our clients develop skin care programs that best suit their skin types.  She is a mother to four great kids and enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family in her free time.

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Epionce Skincare

As a clinical dermatologist, Dr. Carl Thornfeldt created Epionce® to be the science-backed solution to specific skin concerns. Decades of research went into the physician-strength, clinically tested skincare line, which uses botanical ingredients to boost the skin barrier, improve radiance, and more.

Here is What our Patients Think

All of the interaction with the staff, technicians and doctors have been professional and friendly. The staff is efficient, the wait times are minimal, and the care is exceptional. I highly recommend CTDerm.

Wade W. (Patient since 2019)

I have known from a distance that Dr. Thornfeldt and his staff were very good. But in just one visit, I realize that I had underestimated how good they are. Our son and daughter's skin issues, as well as my own, were not noticed by our dermatologist where we live. It was fully worth the trip from Florida.

Robert H. (patient since 2016)

My experience with Dr. Thornfeldt and his staff has been nothing but pleasurable. The staff are friendly and helpful going the extra mile to meet the patients needs. Dr. Thornfeldt is dedicated to the care of his patients, actively listening and responding as he seeks to see the bigger picture.

Dezra. R (patient since 2019)

The staff at CT Derm is very friendly and helpful. I found the visit very comfortable. Dr. Thornfeldt is extremely knowledgeable, thorough, and understanding. I am a former patient of his from when he had an office in Nampa, but due to improved skin issues and major life changes, -- a divorce and move, I didn't follow him to his Fruitland office. After over 12 years, and new skin problems, I knew it was time make the drive. I trust him completely and appreciate his experience and expertise.

Ellen S. (patient since 2018)

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