In our lifetime, most of us have had it happen - the dreaded sunburn from overexposure to the sun. The symptoms are annoying - redness, blistering, and soreness which can take days to calm down. Previous remedies included over the counter creams like aloe and cooling gels with lidocaine, and home remedies like moist tea bags and vinegar compresses. However, there is new research that shows sunburn symptoms could be reduced with vitamin D. Recently researchers discovered that people who took high doses of vitamin D within an hour of sunburn experienced a reduction in symptoms of sunburn, such as swelling and inflammation. Of course prevention is the best remedy and to prevent sunburn the CDC recommends wearing broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF15 or higher, a sun hat, sunglasses, and other protective clothing to help prevent UV-related skin damage. Even with these preventive measures, which most people are aware of, many of us are still get sunburned on occasion. The new research suggests that dose of vitamin D might help to ease the symptoms of sunburn. To learn more about good skin care, visit: Miami Cosmetic Derm.