Sunday, November 13, 2011

How to treat hiking children for wind burn

Treat windburn with a moisturizer containing an anti-inflammatory.
Wind dries the oily layer of your skin, resulting in a burn. This frequently occurs during winter.

Avoid wind burn first by not getting sunburned, so that means practicing all of the avoidance measures previously mentioned. If sunburned and the wind picks up, cover the sunburned area with clothing, even if you’ve treated the skin. If walking into the wind, rub moisturizer or petroleum jelly on exposed skin.

If windburn occurs, you’ll need to get back that oily protection for your skin. To speed along that process, slather the affected area with a moisturizer that contains an anti-inflammatory, such as aloe vera.

Read more about day hiking with children in the guidebook Hikes with Tykes.