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Sunburn causes and its treatment

If you stay in direct sunlight for a long time, UV rays can damage your skin within just 15 minutes of exposure, especially during summers. And sunburn is not just restricted till darkening of your skin color, it has devastating effects such as premature wrinkling, risk of skin cancer, and even melanoma. Causes of Sunburn Sunburn is due to consistent exposure of skin to sun which results into skin redness, irritation and burning of the skin. There are three wavelengths of ultraviolet light radiated by the sun namely-UVA, UVB and UVC.  Although UVC light is not able to make it to the Earth’s surface but the other wavelengths can penetrate beneath your skin. So, the skin damage is a result of both UVA and UVB rays. Symptoms of sunburn Following are the visible symptoms of sunburn: Changes in skin color (from pink to red and sometimes even purple) Skin that feels hot to the touch Pain Itching Swelling Blisters that are filled with fluids and may even itch and eventually pop or break  How to treat the sun burnt skin? The following are the ways to deal with the sun burnt skin effectively. Use compresses for sunburn relief You can dip a cloth into the cold water and apply it over your skin for 10 to 15 minutes, repeat it as required. Sit under the fan while doing this procedure as it will help to heighten cooling. Use these foods to soothe your sun burnt skin The following kitchen staples are an effective DIY remedies for Sunburn Treatment. Yogurt- Apply yogurt over the sun burnt parts and then take...