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Added on : 2019-06-09 20:23:09

With summer in full swing, it’s time to get serious about sun protection. Sunburns are caused when the skin is overexposed to the sun and results in an inflamed, irritated and broken skin. All is good as long as you keep yourself hydrated and eat well, but the summer sun is so hot in certain parts of the country that sunburns can't be avoided.

Below are a few best at-home remedies:

Aloe Vera:

Possibly, Aloe Vera is one of the most common ways to calm your sunburns. Aloe vera gel can do more than provide the skin with a freezing relief. So, this summer keep a bottle of aloe vera in your beach bag. The other and even better is, use the gel from the actual plant and apply whenever needed.

What You Have to Do:

  • Extract some gel from an aloe leaf.
  • Whisk it using a spoon or fork.
  • Apply the gel to the affected area and leave it on for 15-20 minutes.
  • Rinse it off with water.
  • You may do this 1-2 times daily.

Sodium Bicarbonate - Baking Soda:

When treating a sunburn at home, another important thing to keep in mind is your skin’s natural pH level. And to help balance the pH of burned skin, baking soda can come to your rescue. Compose a cold compress of baking soda and water and apply to sunburned skin for fifteen minutes.

Green Tea:

To make green tea compresses follow some simple steps:

  • steep green tea leaves.
  • soak a clean washcloth in the steeped tea
  • allow the compress to cool in the fridge
  • applying to sunburned skin for 15 minutes.

Non-Fat Greek Yogurt:

you can apply plain, organic Greek yogurt to the face and body as a mask. rinse after 15 minutes.

Coconut Oil:

Take some virgin coconut oil in your palms and apply it directly to the sunburned skin. Leave it on until it dries completely. You may do this multiple times daily.

Ice Pack:

Apply the ice pack or cold compress to the affected area. Leave it on for 5-10 minutes. Remove and reapply as necessary. You may do this multiple times daily.

Oatmeal Bath:

Fill your bathtub with water. Pour a cup of oatmeal into it. Soak in the oatmeal bath for 15-20 minutes. You may do this once daily for best results.

Milk:

Dip a cotton ball in a cup of low-fat cow’s milk. Apply it to the affected area. Leave it on for 20-30 minutes. Rinse it off with water. You may do this once daily.

 

How to Prevent Sunburn

  • Avoid direct exposure to the sun during peak hours – 10 AM to 4 PM.
  • Stay in the shade wherever possible.
  • Use sunscreen with SPF 40+.
  • Wear sunglasses that offer UV protection.
  • Wear a wide hat when outdoors.
  • Use sunscreens all year round, even during the winters.
  • Use a water-resistant sunscreen.
  • Apply sunscreen to the scalp if you have thinning hair or are bald.
  • Wear full-length clothing.
  • Use a lip balm that offers sun protection to prevent sunburn on your lips.

 

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