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Dawn Marino

June 3, 2021

How to Treat a New Sunburn

How to treat a sunburn

No matter how careful you try to be when you go outside for long periods of time, everyone will end up with a sunburn at some point in their lives. While bad sunburns can be dangerous, and frequent burns will put you at a higher risk for skin cancer, a mild burn every once in a while isn’t typically something to worry about. Still, when you return home from the beach or your local amusement park to find that your skin is red and painful to the touch, it can quickly ruin your day. Here are a few things you should keep in mind when treating a sunburn in order to relieve the pain and speed up healing.

  • Take a cool bath or shower – Even though you have gotten out of the sun, your skin will continue to feel worse until it starts to cool down. Try taking a bath or a shower in water that is just below lukewarm. Don’t use soap or any other products that could act as irritants. Instead, just let the water take away some of the sting. You can repeat this process as often as you want over the first few days when your burn feels the most tender.
  • Take a Pain Reliever – Over-the-counter pain relievers can be your best friends when you first notice the pain of a new sunburn. Start taking ibuprofen immediately after your burn starts to hurt, and continue taking it for the first 48 hours. Not only will the medication ease the pain, but it will also reduce some of the swelling and redness associated with your burn and may even help prevent long-term skin damage. If you don’t have ibuprofen, you can also take acetaminophen to help with the pain, but it won’t have any effect on the swelling.
  • Drink Plenty of Water – Because your body will react to the burn by drawing fluids from inside your body toward your skin, you may potentially start to feel dehydrated. You should, therefore, drink plenty of fluids in the first few days after you get sunburned. The best antidotes to dehydration are water and sports drinks. Contact your doctor if you start to feel dizzy, have a bad headache, or feel overly tired, as these can all be signs that your attempts to hydrate aren’t doing enough.
  • Put on Lotion – Different people’s opinions will vary as to the best products to apply to a sunburn. For immediate relief, you can apply aloe vera or some type of cortisone cream, though you should only use these products for the first few days. You can also put regular moisturizing lotion on your skin until the burn has faded away. While it probably won’t relieve the pain, lotion can help with itching by keeping your skin from getting too dry. Other home remedies for topical application include tea bags, witch hazel, skim milk, and vinegar, though none of these has been scientifically proven to help a sunburn.
  • Prevent it From Recurring – While no one ever intends to get a sunburn, it is among the most easily preventable injuries if you take proper precautions. After you have recovered from your burn, try to always take the proper steps to keep it from happening again. Wear sunscreen whenever you plan to spend more than a few minutes outside. You can also protect your face and scalp by wearing a hat when the sun is particularly strong. Multiple sunburns can be very detrimental to your long-term health (in addition to being painful), so always do your best to prevent them from happening.
Posted in Florida News
May 4, 2021

5584 Ponte Verde Rd.

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April 30, 2021

Planning On Buying A Vacation Home?

These Are 4 Things You Should Keep In Mind A vacation home can be a fantastic investment. If there's an area that you go to every year for vacation, then purchasing a vacation home may be more sensible than always having to find a place to rent. Having your own vacation home means that you never have to plan that far ahead since you won't have to deal with finding and booking a place to stay ahead of time. However, before you decide to invest in a vacation home, there are a few things that you should consider. The following are four tips to keep in mind when buying a vacation home.

1. Spend some time in the area - If you've been vacationing in the area in which you plan to purchase a vacation home for a few years already, then you probably already know that you'll make plenty of use out of your vacation home. However, if you've never been to that ski village or that beach town where you are planning to buy a vacation home, you should be sure to spend some time there first to make sure that you actually enjoy the area. You don't want to end up with a vacation home that you never use because you go tired of its location.

2. Understand the costs of owning a vacation home - A lot of buyers don't understand that the costs of owning a vacation home are often different than that of owning a primary residence. First of all, you're still going to have to pay for utilities, landscaping and maintenance costs even if you're not there. And don't forget that you're going to need to furnish it as well unless you don't mind spending your vacation in an empty house. Additionally, your homeowners insurance is probably going to be higher since there's more risk associated with insuring a house that's not occupied for most of the year. In fact, you'll probably want to hire a local property manager in order to maintain your vacation home throughout the year if you're not going to be there most of the time.

3. Consider renting out your vacation home - One of the ways that you can make up for the cost of the vacation house is by renting it out. In fact, rental income can allow you to build equity and let you pay the mortgage off early. Be sure to speak about the ability to rent the vacation home out with your real estate agent. Understand that even though this is a great way to recoup some of the money that you are putting into buying the property, renting it out will require a lot of responsibility on your part -- you will be the landlord, after all. You should also be aware that many of the people that will want to rent out your vacation home will want to do so during peak holiday times, which means you may not be able to spend some of those holiday vacations in your vacation home if you're renting it out.

4. Don't forget about accessibility - Your vacation home may be a dream house in an absolutely gorgeous piece of beachfront property, but if it's all the way across the country, then you probably won't be heading out there for a long weekend any time soon. If your vacation home is within the state you live in -- or within a day's drive at least -- you'll probably make more use out of it. Also keep in mind that the further away it is, the more it's going to cost to get there.

A vacation home can be a great investment for you and your family. However, before you go out and purchase a secondary property to be used as your vacation home, be sure to keep these four tips in mind. The last thing you want to do is end up with a vacation home that you never use, after all.

Posted in Real Estate News
Feb. 5, 2021

569 Downhaul Dr

Build your dream home in Leeward - one of Perdido's finest subdivisions. This lot is one of the largest in the community and is close to NAS Pensacola, shopping and the beautiful Perdido Key Beaches!


Nov. 17, 2020

COMING SOON 794 N 11th Ave

Charming East Hill home with commercial zoning for the ability to be an office or great AirbnB. This place is perfectly located on 11th Ave convenient to shopping and all the wonderful amenities that Downtown Pensacola has to offer. Beautifully renovated and absolutely turn-key!

Sept. 24, 2020

1204 Parasol Pl, Pensacola, FL 32507

Beautiful lot in Parasol, Perdido Key's only gated beachfront subdivision!


Aug. 26, 2020

24114 Perdido Beach Blvd #404

Better Act Fast! Two Bedroom with Bunks directly on the Gulf now available at Four Winds in Orange Beach. Priced to Sell!

Aug. 5, 2020

13500 Sandy Key, #105W

Cozy and fully-furnished condo for a second home or investment property, located on the ground floor for easy access to the pool, hot tub, and the beach! No rental restrictions, and deeded beach access!




July 24, 2020

12400 Lillian Highway

Great property on Perdido Bay, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms with a 2-car garage on an acre lot. Watch the dolphins play and the beautiful sunsets from your pier.


June 8, 2020

Beautiful Lakefront Home In Grande Lagoon / Perdido Key

This beautiful recently renovated lakefront home in Grande Lagoon West is ready for its next owner! New Kitchen, New LVT flooring throughout and newly remodeled bathrooms. Check it out now before it is gone!