Summer season is just around the corner! There’s no better way to get that good ole’ vitamin D than to frolic in the midday sun… there’s also no better way to get a good ole’ sunburn.
Sunburns can range from mild to severe, and they can cause a variety of symptoms, including:
The sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage your skin, even on cloudy days. Sunburn can cause redness, pain, swelling, blisters, and even skin cancer. The best way to prevent sunburn is to avoid spending too much time in the sun without protection. If you must go outside, be sure to wear sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, protective clothing, and a hat.
If you have a sunburn, it is important to take steps to soothe your skin and prevent further damage.m Luckily, most of the items on this list can be found in your pantry.
Here are some home remedies that can help:
Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe vera is a natural moisturizer that can help to soothe sunburned skin. Apply a generous amount of aloe vera gel to your sunburned skin several times a day. You can also cut a piece of fresh aloe vera and rub it to the affected area of your skin. You can find fresh aloe vera at your local health food markets and grocery stores.
Cucumbers are a good source of moisture and can help to reduce inflammation. Place a few cucumber slices on your sunburned skin for 15-20 minutes at a time.
Milk can help to cool and soothe sunburned skin. Apply a cold compress soaked in milk to your sunburned skin for 15-20 minutes at a time.
Calendula tea is a soothing and cooling treatment for sunburn. It can help to reduce inflammation, redness, and pain. It is also a good source of antioxidants, which can help to protect your skin from further damage. Apply a steeped calendula tea bag directly on the sunburned area, or add calendula tea to your bath.
Applying a cool compress to your sunburned skin can help to reduce pain and swelling. Soak a clean cloth in cool water and apply it to your sunburned skin for 15-20 minutes at a time.
Here are some additional tips for preventing and treating sunburn:
By following these tips, you can help to protect your skin from the sun and prevent sunburn. If your sunburn is severe, you should see a doctor. A doctor can prescribe medication to help relieve your symptoms and prevent infection.