I am very prone to sunburn. I have extremely fair skin and it does not like to be out in daylight for long. To put it bluntly, I'm basically a vampire. However, I am a beach lover at heart and therefore find myself in the predicament every so often of treating a sunburn when I fail to reapply my sun cream at proper intervals, or it all sweats off. It seemed worse when I was pregnant, and if that's also the case for you, you'll want these sunburn remedies while you're pregnant, because not everything is baby safe.
My go-to treatment for sunburns is an aloe vera and lidocaine blend that soothes on contact and feels like heaven. However, topical lidocaine usage outside of a doctor's office isn't advisable during pregnancy and breastfeeding, according to The Mayo Clinic. The article noted that you should "weigh the potential benefits against the potential risks before taking this medication." That means talk to your doctor before you use it, especially if you feel your burn requires additional medication. Otherwise, it might be best to look for alternative methods of soothing the stinging itch of the seasonal beast that is the sunburn. Because, let's face it, it's just too nice to stay indoors, and sometimes, burns happen.