Got Too Much Sun? How to Save Your Skin

The long holiday weekend isn't even over yet, but many people have already gotten way too much sun, and the inevitable resulting sunburn - even if they wore sunscreen.

So, what can you do to ease the pain or discomfort in the short-run, and repair damaged skin going forward - from damage done this weekend or in the past?

Beauty expert Jamie Krell provided guidance on "The Early Show" Monday, including specific products you might want to turn to.

She says that, when you have a sunburn, there are a few things you can do immediately - and shouldn't do -- to help soothe and heal the burn.

The biggest mistake you can make is to apply any kind of soothing cream before you first cool down the affected area. That will simply trap in the heat. The burning will continue, and you will suffer even more.

You should cool down the skin with ice or a cold, wet towel first, or lie in a very cold bath, or stand in a cold shower for at least five minutes.

And that's just the beginning:


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