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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.

Sunburn-Natures CheerAnd 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


Wet Cloth for Sunburn-Natures Cheer

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 a cool shower to rinse it off.

Sunburn remedy-Natures CheerTea bags- This remedy is effective to treat burnt eyelids and get rid of swelling and relieve pain. Put tea bags soaked in cool water over your eyelids.

Moisturizer is must

Moisturizer-Natures CheerApplying moisture is must for your sun burnt skin as it helps to soothe the skin surface and prevent peeling and flaking. Using a moisturizer with vitamin C and vitamin E can reduce the skin damage and discomfort. Avoid moisturizers with alcohols, retinols and AHAs.

Bathe with vinegar and baking soda 

The following ingredients are effective to reduce pain, itching, and inflammation.

Vinegar- Add 1 cup of white or apple cider vinegar into your bath tub. Make sure you use only cool water for bathing.

Sunburn remedies 2-Natures CheerBaking soda– Sprinkle some baking soda into lukewarm bathwater. Don’t dry your skin with towel after the bath.

Tip: Don’t forget your sunscreen ever!

 

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