In this post we are going to discuss primarily on what sun burn is, the best natural remedies for sun burn, symptoms of sun burn, prevention of sun burn and what causes sun burn.
What is sun burn and how does it look like?
Sunburn is a painful and itchy red rash that appears on the skin after sun exposure.
The term “sunburn” is used to describe any skin damage that occurs as a result of overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays. However, this term is often used to refer specifically to a temporary condition resulting from overexposure to sunlight, which can burn the skin. Sunburn typically causes redness, swelling, and tenderness in the affected area. It may also cause blistering and peeling of the skin.
Most people get sunburned once or twice in their lives. But it’s possible to develop sunburn more than once, especially if you have fair skin or burn easily.
The most common areas of sunburn are the face and hands, followed by the back, shoulders and chest.
How to Prevent Sun burn on the face and other parts of the Skin.
There are few things you can do to prevent sun burn. They include:
Keep your skin hydrated: Drink at least eight glasses of water a day to help reduce inflammation and pain.
Avoid alcohol, caffeine and tobacco: These can dry out your skin and make it more prone to burning in the sun.
Use sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher daily: Even if you’re not going outside, wear sunscreen on your face, neck and arms every day to protect your skin from damages caused by the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Sunscreen should be applied 30 minutes before going outside, reapplied after swimming or sweating, and worn at least 8 hours a day (but no more than 4 hours) between 10am and 3pm when UV rays are strongest.
What are the Symptoms of Sun Burn?
Symptoms of sunburn include:
- redness of the skin
- swelling of the affected area (redness is not always present)
- Blisters or sores on sunburnt skin
The 6 best natural remedies for sun burn on the face
The best natural remedies for sun burn are those that are soothing, cooling and nourishing.
Below are the best natural remedies for sun burn on the face:
The first thing you should do when you get burned is to hydrate your skin with water or apply a cool compress. This will help bring down the inflammation in your skin and make it less sensitive while providing relief from pain.
2. Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe vera gel can help soothe your burned skin, reduce pain and speed up recovery time. Apply this on your sunburned area before applying any other moisturizers or creams. You can also consume aloe vera gel as it has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce swelling and redness.
3. Lemon Juice
Lemon juice has anti-inflammatory properties that help treat sunburns by enhancing blood circulation and reducing inflammation in the affected area. Make sure that you dilute lemon juice with lukewarm water before applying on your skin as it may sting if applied directly on sunburned skin.
4. Baking Soda
Baking soda also helps reduce inflammation by drawing out moisture from your skin cells, which in turn reduces redness and tightens pores.
5. Lavender essential oil
Lavender is a relaxing essential oil that can be used to soothe sunburn. Simply apply lavender essential oil directly to the affected area, massage gently, and cover with a cool compress.
To use lavender essential oil as a topical treatment for sunburn, mix 1 to 2 drops with a few drops of carrier oil (such as almond oil or jojoba) in a little bowl. Apply as needed to the affected areas.
6. Coconut oil
Coconut oil is an effective remedy for sunburn because it helps relieve pain, reduce inflammation and speed healing. Apply coconut oil to the affected area several times per day until your skin heals.
Causes of Sun Burn On the Face and Other Parts of the Body.
Sunburn is a common side effect of exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. The skin’s ability to repair itself from UV damage is hindered by dryness and inflammation. Aside UV rays mentioned, there are other causes of sun burn which are listed below.
Other risk factors for sunburn include:
- Excessive sweating after being in the sun for a long time (about an hour)
- Being outside without sunscreen or wearing loose clothing such as a t-shirt and shorts that don’t cover your legs or arms
- Being out in the cold without proper protection from the wind (for example, wearing a jacket that doesn’t cover your arms)
- Aging: As we get older, our skin becomes more prone to sunburn. This is due to changes in our skin’s oils and moisture levels. For example, as we age and our skin cells get older, they tend to become less elastic and are more likely to wrinkle or sag.
- Skin condition/skin disease/skin disorder: This can include conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and hives (urticaria); chronic dryness; acne or acne rosacea; atopic dermatitis; and aging skin conditions such as wrinkles.
Effects of Exposing the Skin to Sun’s Ultraviolent Light
Sun exposure causes permanent changes in your skin’s chemistry, which may be permanent. The effects of sun exposure include:
Skin damage from prolonged or repeated exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays. UV rays cause changes in skin cells, which can lead to premature aging, wrinkles and other skin problems.
Sunburns, which can occur when UV rays penetrate your skin. This is more likely if you have fair skin, have sensitive skin or have been exposed to other harmful substances in the environment.
Skin cancer: if you are exposed to too much ultraviolet radiation over long periods of time or if you are not able to protect yourself from over-exposure (for example, if you live near the equator).
Originally posted 2022-08-07 01:12:15.