Oh my Gosh – Look at your skin – you have a sunburn …. Have you heard that recently?
Whether you have experience it yourself with a sunburn or someone close to you – it is a painful moment. The symptoms are likely to include anything from red hot skin, nausea, tender to the touch, blistering, dehydration, or peeling of the skin. Skin burn also can cause swelling. shock and even sometimes fatal cases.
If you have experienced a bad sunburn you will agree that the amount of time spent causing the sunburn is largely disproportionate to the length of time that you will be spending suffering the consequences of the effects. In this respect, depending on the severity of the burn — pain and discomfort can persist for several days or weeks, after the event, as your body works to heal and recover from the unprotected UV Exposure.
You should seek medical treatment immediately if symptoms are severe – otherwise here are 5 simple home remedies that will cost you next to nothing and will assist in soothing the pain and sting of your sunburn
1. COOL BATHS. Soaking in a cool bath is one of the best ways to draw heat from your skin and soothe the pain and discomfort of a sunburn. Do bot soak in cold water – this might cause the body to go into shock.Add some additional items to make your soothing cool bath more relief – Essential Oils like Lavender or Chamomile add 10 drops and soak for 15minutes. Or, Ad Baking Soda (or Oatmeal) to the cool bath. Make sure all burning skin is submerged. Bath water can be poured over your body using your hands or a wash cloth. Burned facial areas can be gently dabbed or alternately splashing your face and dry with a cotton towel. If taking an oatmeal bath, let the light coating of oatmeal remain clinging to your skin. Adding Vinegar to the bath water will help in taking the sting out.
2. Anti-Inflammatory Medication. Some dermatologists suggest taking anti-inflammatories as soon after exposure to maximize the effect.
3.. VINEGAR. Vinegar is a very effective and cooling treatment for sunburns. Soak towels with vinegar and apply to burned areas and spray on mild burns.
4. EGG WHITES. If your burns are painful and hot use the egg whites over affected area to cool instantly. Repeat as necessary.
5. POTATOES. Yes, potatoes will help with sunburns. Take 2 potatoes and wash well. Cut them into tiny chunks and liquefy in a blender – if needed add some water to the mix. Pat the affected area with potato juice. Wait until this dries and then rise off in a cool shower.
6. COLD MILK. The proteins in the mil help cool down the burn plus the Lactic Acid will help buff away any lose peeling skin associated with the burn as it heals.
Remember – that as well as causing varying degrees of discomfort and pain, repeated sun exposure and sunburns also accelerate sagging and the aging process – plus can increase the risk of cataracts and skin cancer.
Alway use UVA and UVBSUnascreen.
Wear a Good Sunscreen and do not to forget to reapply.
DISCLAIMER: These are home remedy tips only and should not replace your regular heath care providers advice.
If in doubt at any time in relation to sunburns – please seek the appropriate health assistance!
P.S. Probably easier to use a Non-Toxic Fake Tan Lotion 🙂