Home Remedies for Sunburns
A beautiful bronzed skin is one of the first things that come to mind when thinking about summer. A tanned skin is highly appreciated because looks amazing and because certain imperfections automatically become less visible on a darker skin. However, sometimes despite using the necessary precautions sunburns can occur. Anyone who has ever had a sunburn knows how unpleasant it can be. In this situation, turning to home remedies to sooth sunburns is a very wise choice.
Sunburn are usually caused by excessive exposure to sun or other ultra violet source. Sunburns occur because the protective pigment of the skin, melanin is not produced in adequate quantities in order to protect the skin. For this reason, people with fair complexion, which have modest amounts of melatonin in their skin are more prone to develop sunburns than people with darker skin.
Sunburns can easily be prevented by using a broad spectrum sunscreen however, most people forget to reapply sunscreen every 2 hours or often miss certain spots and thus they increase the risk of getting sunburned.
Sunburns can have all kinds of unpleasant side effects that can have serious effects on our health aside from the obvious minor discomfort that is usually experienced.
That's why it's important not to leave sunburns untreated and use some natural home remedies to speed up recovery. Home remedies have a wide range of advantages: they are free of dangerous chemicals found in conventional products, they are very affordable and extremely easy to prepare, providing a quick relief. Here are some of the most efficient natural remedies for sunburns:
Aloe vera contains salicylic acid which is an effective pain reliever and other anti-inflammatory agents while also having a cooling effect that instantly reduces the sunburn symptoms. Because Aloe vera is astringent it is not recommended to apply it without combining it with vitamin E first, as vitamin helps moisturize the skin. Mix Aloe vera gel with one capsule of vitamin E and apply the mixture on the affected areas several times a day.
Yogurt has an instant cooling effect and due to its relatively thick consistency it can be applied directly on the skin while milk is applied in the form of a compress every 2 hours. It is recommended to keep the compress for at least 20 minutes to be able to get the results you desire. Avoid using butter as it only increases the risk of an infection.
The use of apple cider vinegar for sunburns depends on how large the affected skin area is. If only a small portion of skin has been affected applying apple cider vinegar as a cooling compress on it several times a day should be enough. However, if a large portion of the skin has been affected it is best to add 2 cups of apple cider vinegar in a bathtub filled with warm water for an instant relief. Make sure you keep the skin well moisturized afterward.
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