Sunburn and its remedies

Sunburn and its remedies


Sunburn is the inflamed sometimes swollen and sore skin. It is caused due to the over-exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun. Sunburn show a discrepancy from minor to severe. It depends on skin category and also for how much time it is exposed to the sun. Sunburn is a serious issue causing skin cancer and skin damage.

Because of disparities of UV radiation passing through the ether, the possibility of sunburn upsurges with nearness to the tropic latitudes. The sum of UV radiation depends on the position of the sun. The greatest threat is at solar noon when glooms are at their least, and the sun’s radiation passes more unswervingly through the ether.

The indications of sunburn differ from person to person. One notices redness of the skin for quite a few hours after the burn has instigated. Sometimes, blistering occurs in severe cases. Instead of taking any general anesthetic or anti-inflammatory medicines, go for the home remedies that can help you to avoid and soothe sunburns:

  • Aloe Vera: It is one of the best ingredients that can help you heal your skin. Aloe Vera contains phytonutrients; which is the best to use as a gel from a fresh vegetal. Cut a ripe aloe vera leaf and take a profuse gel-like sap that comes out. Use that as a topical lotion to lessen the itching and redness of your sunburned crust. Put on for five times a day until your situation improves.
  • Potatoes: Potatoes have starch complexes that relief sunburn. For relief from sunburn, scrub or pat down raw potato on a portion of your stinging sunburned spots.
  • Honey: Honey works better than some antibiotic ointments, rapidly soothing up your skin, reducing infection and lessening the agony.
  • Vinegar: The acetic acid found in vinegar reduces pain, burning, and irritation. Add a cup of vinegar water and bathe your burned skin into it. It works like a miracle. Applying white vinegar on sunburn and keeping it for 20 minutes gives instant pain relief.
  • Coriander oil: For gentle effect, using coriander oil is the most efficient remedy. Just rubbing it slightly on your affected area reduces the sunburn.
  • Strawberries: Strawberries have tannin that improves the itching of sunburn. Applying a cup of mashed ripened berries on the sunburn acts as a tropical balm, soothing the skin from sunburn.
  • Green tea: Green tea contains catechin and tannic acid that helps in improving sunburn sting. Immerse tea bags in the cool water, and wash the burnt areas with it gently. Research also show that consumption of two cups of green tea a day provides extra sun-shielding benefits.
  • Cucumbers: Cucumber’s cooling effect provides instant soothing relief. Apply it on your skin by making a paste of it.
  • Lettuce: Applying the juice of lettuce on the affected area of sunburn gives you a soothing effect with its painkilling benefit.
  • Calendula: It has natural anti-inciting and therapeutic property that is especially beneficial for blisters that are caused because of sunburn.

Other than this, have plenty of water. Also to avoid any further irritation, avoid using harsh soaps. The refrain is applying petroleum jelly on the affected sunburn area as it will only worsen the burn by obstructing pores.

  • Laura Durant

    Great article….I recently went on vacation and ended up with a burn on my right arm and some on my face. These are great tips!!