Sunburn Skin Cure-what to do when you get sunburnt
How to cure Sunburn Skin
Sunburn. If not treated in time, it can lead to a severe burning sensation and massive fluid loss. Apart from that it can even cause shock and death. There are various other symptoms of sunburn that may include high fever, chills, nausea or even skin loss. Your chances of getting skin cancer go up dramatically when your skin is exposed to constant UV rays.
Sunburns can be very uncomfortable and irritating, but what’s more frustrating is if you keep on receiving false information on how to cure it. It’s sad to know that some of the so-called cures we often receive are no treatment at all. In fact, some of them can make sunburn even worse. Fortunately, there are also others that are proven truly effective.
Here’s a list of the things you should and shouldn’t do if you have sunburn:
- Don’t go out until you’re totally healed. Obviously, exposing yourself to the sun after getting severe sunburn will only worsen your condition. The sun’s rays can reflect on any object outside like the sand, a wall, or the ocean, so even if you’re not directly under the heat of the sun, sunlight can still hit your skin and aggravate your sunburn. What’s more, having repeated sunburns can lead to more serious skin conditions like skin cancer.
Do stay inside the house and get rest as much as possible. Prevention is better than cure so stay home and avoid sun exposure as much as you can to prevent the harmful rays of the skin ever touching your skin. While doing so, get as much needed rest combined with a healthy diet of nutritious foods and a lot of water to keep your skin hydrated.
- Don’t use ice cold water. Whether you’re taking a bath or applying cold compress to your sunburn, avoid using ice cold water or placing ice directly on your skin. Ice can stick to your wound and cause severe pain. It can also cause some damage to your skin’s nerve.
Do use lukewarm or cool water. Cool or lukewarm water is gentler to the skin. Also, wrap ice with towel when applying cold compress so that you can cool your sunburn without adding damage to your skin.
- Don’t peel blisters. Sun burnt skin usually peels naturally so peeling them off when they’re not yet ripe will only produce more wounds and worse, infection.
Do drain them. Severe blisters needs to be drained especially those that do not break by them. However, you don’t want to drain them yourself to avoid infection, but instead take them to a doctor and have them drained safely.
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Sunburn Home Remedies
There are several ways to treat sunburns. One-way is to apply an aloeVera extract on your damaged and painful skin. Instead of buying formulated aloe Vera solution, you can get a fresh aloe vera plant, cut it vertically, and apply the gelatinous substance on the affected skin. Doing so will prevent the skin from drying and moisturizes the affected part.
How to cure sunburn with yogurt
1) Purchase plain full-fat GREEK yogurt, preferably organic, at your local grocer. Non-organic, low-fat, plain yogurt will do in a pinch, just don’t purchase non-fat.
2) Apply a semi-thick coat to all sunburnt areas, including chest, back, legs, and face.
3) Wait about 20-30 minutes for it to dry. You may need to stand up, so find a good book or stand in front of a floor fan.
4) Once most of the yogurt has dried, head to the shower and rinse off with luke-warm water. You will need to help the yogurt along by smoothing your hands over your skin.
5) Wash with a natural soap, but don’t use a washcloth or loafer, as it will irritate the already tender skin.
6) Go to bed early and get a good night’s sleep.
7) In the morning, your sunburn will be far less severe. If it still smarts, then reapply the yogurt and repeat steps 2 through 5 above.
Therefore, as you are enjoying this time of the year, the old phase, prevention is better than cure is very true here. Indeed, the best way to deal with sunburn is to avoid getting one. Nevertheless, if you do get one, perhaps the following will be helpful in dealing with it during this time.