As summer nears, the mornings have begun to scorch. Exposure to harmful sun’s rays could cause sunburn and leave you feeling miserable.

Extreme or moderate sunburn can cause pigmentation, inflammation, puffiness, skin breaking and wrinkles, which may also lead to skin cancer. 

 Whatever be the cause, sunburn can affect one’s look and dampen self-confidence. 

So, if your skin is getting burnt and you want to avoid the above degeneration, the following curated tips from authoritative sources can help you. Have a go at it but do remember these are to be followed with nature cure cleansing treatments.

Foods that help:
 Intake of Vitamin E rich foods such as mustard greens, turnip greens, sunflower seeds, almonds, spinach, parsley, kale, papaya, bell pepper, brussels sprouts, kiwifruit, tomato,  blue berries and  broccoli can reduce itching and speed up healing of sunburns.
 
Carotenoids found in tomatoes, pomegranates, broccoli, corn, peas, brussel sprouts, watermelons, dark green leafy vegetables like kale, spinach, collard greens, and turnip greens are widely distributed in the skin after they’re digested. They absorb the light, act as antioxidants and have an anti-inflammatory response to sunburn.
Raspberries and blueberries stand out when it comes to skin support because of their elegiac acid content.

Helpful external applications:
Apply a wet, soft, cool piece of cloth on your face and to the other sunburnt parts of your body, whenever you feel an itching and burning sensation.

Aloe vera is very effective in relieving inflammation. Aloe vera contains Aloectin B, an immune system stimulant that can penetrate into all three layers of the skin. 

Take bath using cold water and a few drops of sandalwood oil, rose water, lavender oil or chamomile. This will cool your body down and provide relief.

 Prepare milk and water solution in a ratio of (1:1) and soak a soft cloth in this solution and put on face and other sunburnt area. This will relieve discomfort caused by sunburns.

Applying cucumber juice or slices of fresh cucumber also soften the skin  and reduces redness and inflammation of the skin caused by sun burns. 

Take bath in water mixed with 3-4 tablespoons of oatmeal. This reduces skin itching and irritation. 

Make a fresh solution using one raw potato and two tablespoons of cold water and apply this natural homemade solution on the face, neck, and hands which are sunburnt. Apply some mashed tomato mixed with crushed ice on the affected area to treat and get instant relief.

Apply a mixture of two teaspoons of tomato juice with four tablespoons of buttermilk. Leave for half-an-hour and then wash.

A thin paste of sandalwood applied to the sunburnt area can prove to be beneficial.

Apply a paste of yogurt with barley and turmeric to affected areas as treatment for sunburns.

More options:
Drink lots of water and fluids (natural drinks preferably). It will keep one’s body cool and well hydrated.

 Light clothing helps the body to breathe and maintain body temperature. Also, remember to wear hats and sunglasses to protect your eyes.

Stay in in the shade or use an umbrella from time to time to avoid inflammation of the skin.

Develop a practice of daily skin cleansing using a natural face wash.


DONT’S:
Never use chemical-based soaps and wash the sunburnt areas as this could cause inflammation and result in damage to the skin.

Avoid excess outing, outdoor games, swimming between 10 am to 4 pm which can cause sunburn.

Never scrub your face excessively.

Never apply milk cream or oily lotions to the sunburn affected area as it could lead to pigmentation and also cause damage to the skin.

 

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