Skip to Content


Windburn is sunburn accelerated by the effects of wind removing the UV-fltering thin layer of lipids from the skin and irritation caused by the wind. Though formerly thought to be solely the result of wind, the condition has been demonstrated to be the result of sun exposure aggravated by exposure to wind.

Although windburn most frequently targets the face, it can affect any exposed area of skin. The Stronger and colder the winds, the more susceptible skin becomes to windburn. Since windburn can affect any exposed skin, the simplest way to prevent it is to cover up. Remember that your skin isn’t the only part of your body adversely affected by the cold weather: make sure you protect your eyes and lips as well.

Windburn should fade on its own in a few days. Treat the surface of your skin by applying aloe vera or another moisturizer several times each day.. Since the wind and sun have stripped the lipids necessary to keep pyour skin moisturized, you’ll need to get that moisture from and outside source. The skin affected by windburn may peel as it does when irritaed by sunburn, but keeping it moisturized can make you feel more comfortable.