We all need sunshine in life but remember too much sun can damage your skin. And can cause many skin related problems. Melanin pigment in skin can protect, but to some extent. Excessive sun exposure can harm your skin. Light skinned people are more prone to get sunburn. Even the 10 minutes of exposure can give you a sunburn. If the sunburn is not that severe it should heal in around the week. There are few steps that you can opt which can help the healing process.
Cool your skin- one thing is important that if you have sunburn always try to keep your skin cool. Take a bath with cold water regularly. It will help your skin be cool down.
Out of the sun- give some rest to your skin by staying away from the sun until the time it heels. Try to cover up if it’s important to go out and apply natural sunscreen gel with SPF 50 or 30.
Plenty of fluid intakes- intake of lots of fluid help you to stay cool and saves you from the dehydration. Drink lots of water. You can also add juices. Cucumber juice is one option which you can add to keep your skin hydrated as well as it alleviates pain.
Aloe Vera- Aloe Vera is known for its anti-inflammatory and skin healing properties. It helps to lessen the redness caused by harmful UV rays. Polysaccharides present in the plant is very good for the skin. Take Aloe Vera Leaf and scoop out the gel, apply this gel evenly to an affected area and wash with fresh water. It will relieve the sunburnt.
Cool cucumbers- cucumbers can be your best friend in healing sunburns. Rich in antioxidants and soothing effect of cucumber can reverse the damage caused by sunburns. You can apply the sliced cucumber on to the skin or crush cucumber and apply to the affected skin. Drinking cucumber juice is also very helpful.
Bath in oats- soak in oats is an old age tradition as it soothes the itchy skin. Colloidal oatmeal is the best option. This turns milky white when mixed with water. Coat your skin and lock in the moisture.Oats are enriched with soothing and moisturizing properties. Add 2 to 3 cups in water, and enjoy the soothing soak.
Try green tea bag- according to the study EGCG compound present in the green tea bag reduces the damage done by UV rays. The topical application of green tea bag also lessens the possibility of
cancer. It also acts as a natural sunscreen. You just need to apply a damp cool green tea bag on the sunburn.
Points to remember
. Drink lots of water to stay hydrated.
. Avoid going out during the peak hours.
. Do not go out without sunscreen. Always use a broad spectrum sunscreen to protect your skin from the harmful rays of the
. Wear protective clothes while going out. Such as hat, long sleeve shirt, prefer cotton, wear sunglasses, etc.
Prevention is always better than cure. Love your skin and be beautiful. Take care!