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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...
Natural Remedies to Treat Skin Allergies

Natural Remedies to Treat Skin Allergies

Allergy may be in the form of itching, burns, blisters, boils or even some swelling on the skin. This may be because of the sensitivity of the skin to changes in environment, intake of junk food or may be due to certain fragrance. Causes of Skin Allergies:  There are several reasons of skin allergies and sometimes it is even difficult to find the root cause of allergy. Allergy develops when skin is exposed to outside invader which the immune system is not able to fight back. Immune system produces antibodies to fight the invaders. These antibodies produce chemicals or mediators which can result into skin allergy. Following can be some of the reasons for the allergy:-  Cosmetics: Use of dyes, perfumes, and make up stuff and even sunscreens can lead to skin allergies. Environmental factors: High pollution levels, climatic changes including excess of heat or cold temperature can also lead to skin allergies. Dietary factors: Intake of oily food, junk food, processed food can result in skin allergies. Jewelry: Metallic jewelry made up of gold and nickel is also one reason of allergy. Medical products: Many medicines contain formaldehyde which can cause skin allergy. Bacitracin is one of the popular antibiotics causing allergy. Natural Remedies to Treat Skin Allergy:- : One sure short is remedy is to keep washing the face with water and avoid touching the area. Also drink a lot of amount of water. Olive oil is one of the natural ways to treat skin allergy: Single tablespoon of Olive oil combined with grinded basil leaves, 2or 3 garlic cloves with a pinch of salt and pepper...