Whether you’re at a barbecue in your backyard or at the beach, summer fun can bring bee stings and sunburn. If you suffer the wrath of a bee or wasp, gently push the stinger out as soon as possible with a blunt-edged object. You can also remove the stinger with tweezers, but be careful not to squeeze venom into the skin. Clean the wound with soap and water, apply a cool compress, then dab on hydrocortisone cream or calamine lotion to relieve the pain.
If your body got too much sun, take a cool bath or shower, then use a moisturizer that contains aloe vera or soy to help sooth your skin. If a particular area feels especially uncomfortable, you can apply cortisone cream. Be sure to drink plenty of water — a sunburn dehydrates your whole body.
Enjoy the rest of your summer!