Treat sunburn at home with these remedies

Express News Service

A tan is nothing more than the way the body blocks UV rays to prevent sunburn and other skin damage that occur due to harmful sun rays. And sunburn is caused by the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which damages the DNA in the upper layer of our skin cells.

Ultimately, UV rays cause the skin to burn if exposed for a longer period under the scorching sun. All of which brings pain, redness and swelling. Sunburn can also occur on cold, foggy or cloudy days. In addition to tanning or burning, many people also have uneven color spots or freckles on the skin, which is not pleasant. Skin that is exposed to the sun for a prolonged period turns red and hurts. If the exposure is longer and occurs regularly, then it can be severe and also cause swelling and blisters from sunburn.

There may be flu symptoms: fever with chills, nausea, headache and weakness as well. A few days later, the skin will begin to peel off, which causes itching, as the body tries to get rid of sun-damaged cells. Here are some home remedies to combat these irritating skin problems:

Cold compress: Apply cold compresses on the skin or take a cold bath to soothe the burn.

Essential oils: Add some essential oils of lavender or chamomile to your bath to help relieve some of the sting and pain. Rubbing coriander oil on sunburned skin can reduce inflammation.

Sodium bicarbonate: Add two cups of baking soda to your bath.

Potato Peel: Boil and mash some peeled potatoes, let them cool and apply them as a dressing on sunburned areas. The starch present in potatoes helps to extract heat, which can reduce pain and speed healing.

Cucumber: Cucumbers have natural antioxidant and analgesic properties that offer a cooling effect on the skin. You can use cold cucumber, then crush in a blender to create a paste and apply it on areas affected by the sun, including the face. Cucumber acts as a soothing agent, which also helps to peel the skin after a sunburn.

Vitamin E oil: This antioxidant decreases inflammation and improves healing. Use it on the skin or take a regular dose of the supplement by mouth.

Raw Honey: Raw honey works as a natural antibiotic and helps trap moisture in the skin. It has an enzyme that helps repair damaged skin, in addition to decreasing the inflammation and swelling associated with sunburn. You can also start taking a teaspoon of honey with a glass of warm water three times a day to boost the immune system and speed healing. Apply raw honey on the affected skin three times a week and for 15 to 20 minutes, then wash.

Drink plenty of water and other fluids so that the body does not become dehydrated. Once the initial sunburn has calmed down, cold pressed virgin coconut oil can be used as a skin moisturizer. The sun is the most powerful and harmful between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Follow these tips and stay safe and healthy!

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