Sunburn is a term used for red, swollen and sometimes painful skin caused by overexposure to ultraviolet rays (UV rays). Sunburn can vary from mild to severe.
Causes of Sunburn:
When your skin is exposed to the sun for a period of time, and it burns, turning red and irritated. In this case, skin becomes more complicated. It also caused by the skin blister, Dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, and infection.
Minor sunburn usually causes redness and tenderness in the affected area. In serious cases, blistering occurs. Extreme sunburn can be painful and may require hospital care.
Natural and home remedies for Sunburn:
• Natural bath: You can add apple cider vinegar, oatmeal, lavender essential, and baking soda in your bath for maintaining the PH level of skin, prevent itching and relieves pain.
• Aloe vera: You can apply Aloe vera gel to soothe and moisturize the skin that can help to relieve pain.
• Tea bag: Sock a black tea bag in cool water not cold water and apply on the skin to reduce inflammation.
• Coconut oil: Coconut oil can be used as a moisturizer, it reduces the irritation and burning sensation of the skin.
• Milk: Apply cool milk on the sunburn with a clean cloth, it creates a protein film that helps ease sunburn discomfort.
• Cucumber: It is a natural anti-oxidant and pans reveling properties. Mash the cucumber and apply on the sunburn, it can be soothing for peeling skin following sunburn.
• Potato: Boil or mash the potato, let it cool and apply as a dressing to sunburn area, It has starch that helps draw out heat, which may reduce pain and speed healing.
• Fluids: Drink lots of water, juices or sports drink. Replacing lost body fluids will help your skin heal from sunburn.
• Shade: If you have to go outside stay out of the sun until your sunburn fades. Exposure to sunlight will make your sunburn worse.