Sunburn can be one of the most unpleasant things in the summer. First, the skin get tight and then red and flushed before producing white spots and peeling. Fortunately, there's a way to mitigate the agony! Let me share my best home remedies with you!
Before getting into how to treat sunburn, it's important for you to understand that prevention is the most important factor of all.
Home remedies can improve the condition of your skin and ease the pain, yet they're unable to reverse the effect of damaged skin. I can't stress how important it is for you to take good care of your skin and always provide for appropriate sun protection. A hat, a linen blouse and more importantly: Stay out of the stun between 11 am and 3 pm.
So what exactly is sunburn that we it has to be avoided at all costs? Clinically speaking, sunburn is no different from burning your skin with hot water: the skin becomes flushed and even blisters appear in severe cases. Depending on your skin type, freckles may surface after sunburn. The thing is that such burns are "accumulated" over a lifetime - imagine it like the memory of the skin: the more frequently the skin is burned, the greater the chance of developing malignant skin conditions over a lifetime.
Fortunately, we have a whole arsenal of home remedies if the damage is done. The following include the most effective, yet gentle techniques:
Taking a cold shower or applying a compress on burned skin feels good; the emphasis is on a cold sensation. Avoid using ice cold water, as it will only cause an even greater shock for your damaged skin.
It's important to resist the urge to scratch itchy skin surfaces. Although burned skin mustn't be soaked with lengthy bathing, a short bath in lukewarm water can help, especially if you dissolve 200 grams of baking soda in the bath water. Such baths are also recommended for those who complain of irritation after showers. Apply a thin layer of Manna coco oil on your wet skin after bathing.
A cold slice of cucumber from the fridge feels great on sunburned skin. Thanks to its high water content, it hydrates the skin both internally and externally and soothes the skin surface. Apply thin slices of cucumber on the burned skin and enjoy the cool sensation before removing them, washing the skin and sponging up the water with a soft towel.
Ample intake of liquids!
I left the most important advice for last, which is none other than drink plenty of liquids. When coping with sunburn or sunstroke, your body needs plenty of liquids and I recommend drinking at least 2.5 liters of water. Make sure you avoid caffeine and alcoholic drinks.