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Sunburn and Books

by Bethany Maines
Last weekend I participated in a “Literary Corner” at a
local arts festival.  It was a chance to
sell books, meet readers and network with other authors.  It’s always so great to see how other authors
sell and a chance to learn some pointers. 
It was also, as it turned out, a chance to sunburn my feet.  No one warned me that part of being an author
would be having to be cognizant of my sunscreen and footwear choices.  So, if you are also in a summer sun
situation, here are some sun burn tips.

1. Act Fast to Cool It Down
Take a quick dip in a pool or
other body of water.  But don’t stay in
too long and get more burned!
2. Moisturize While Skin Is Damp
Use a gentle, but non-oil based,
moisturizing. Repeat to keep burned or peeling skin moist over the next few
3. Decrease the Inflammation
At the first sign of sunburn,
taking an anti-inflammatory drug , such as ibuprofen. Aloe vera may also soothe
mild burns.
4. Replenish Your Fluids
Burns draw fluid to the skin’s
surface and away from the rest of the body. It’s important to rehydrate by
drinking extra liquids.

Bethany Maines is the author of the Carrie Mae Mystery Series, San
Juan Islands Mysteries
, Shark Santoyo
Crime Series
, and numerous short stories. When she’s not traveling to
exotic lands, or kicking some serious butt with her fourth degree black belt in
karate, she can be found chasing her daughter or glued to the computer working
on her next novel. You can also catch up with her on YouTube,
Twitter and Facebook.