Sunburn, a result to over expose to sun which affects living tissues of skin. The risk of sunburn increases as we approach the equator, variations in the intensity of UV radiation on atmosphere. The lower the intensity of the UV rays, the higher the latitude. The amount of UV radiation is dependent on the sun’s angle. The greatest risk occurs at noon when the sun is directly top of our head.
Due to overexposure to Sun reddish mark appears on the skin that hot in touch, pain, general fatigue and mild dizziness occurs on the skin. Excessive exposure to sun may lead to sun poisoning which may include skin burning and blistering, dehydration, electrolyte imbalance and infections and severe sun burn is primarily leading cause of non-malignant skin tumors.
Sun Burn should immediately be treated as soon as possible as it may lead to permanent skin damage and also may bring the risk of skin cancer. To protect the skin from sun, people should stay out of the sun and wear protective eye-wear. Drinking water is mandatory to keep our body hydrated during summer days. People mainly use Sun protection cream of SPF 30 or Higher to avoid tanning beds, still we may missed out few spots or tube of the sunblock may expire noticeably. In this aspect the protection cream does not protect well as we expected and we have wound up with a lobster-red sunburn.
There are several steps to smoothen our skin naturally to get relief from sunburn. The natural home remedies can make you feel better fast. Cool compasses and bath, some essential oils and herbs, certain foods and supplements and over-the counter pain relievers are included as home remedies for sun burn.
After a long day in sun, people tends to take bath but we should think twice before sudsing up as soap and bubble bath can dry and irritate sunburned skin area. Cool bath is the better option to cool down our sunburned area.
Dermatologist , MD, suggests The mixing water with baking soda can help you out relieve inflammation and itching as suggested by Dermatologist Fredric Haberman as it works well on dry skin, better to keep it for air-dry instead of toweling off. Apple cider vinegar and white vinegar are the best home remedies for curing sun burn. Dermatologist Karl Marx says that mixing of 1 cup of vinegar with cool bath water soothes sunburn pain. Aveeno Soothing Bath Treatment is also a well known remedy for skin itching. Aveeno is mainly made from oatmeal and mix Aveeno with cool bath water and soak it for 15-20 mints and gently pet your skin dry with a clean towel and you should rub your skin to dry off as it may irritate you further. Aloe vera gel also comes to rescue for sunburn tanning, Coconut oil also can be used as a skin moisturizer but cannot be use as as moisturizer as it does not provide skin protection. Kitchen Staples also can help you about to cure sunburn soothers. The tannic acid in black tea can bring relief to burned eyelids. Milk, cornstarch, yougrt, lettuce also provide preventive measures to sun burn.