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Dealing with Sunburn

How to identify the sun burn?

Sun burn can be identified if someone experiencing these sings.

  • Flakiness.
  • Peeling.
  • Rashes
  • Roughness
  • Warmness.
  • Red spots , or redness.

Home remedies for sunburn

  • Place a cool compress on sunburned  for immediate sunburn relief.
  • Take a cool shower or bath to cool the sunburned skin.
    • Add one cup of apple cider vinegar to a bath to help balance the pH of sunburned skin, and promote healing.
    • Add some lavender or chamomile essential oil to the bath to help relieve some of the stinging and pain.
    • Add 2 cups of baking soda to the bath to help ease irritation and redness from sunburn.
    • Avoid soap or perfumes in the bath water as these can be drying on already dry and sunburned skin.
  • Use lotions that contain aloe Vera to soothe and moisturize sun burnt skin.
  • For hydrating the body, drink lots of water, juice, or sports drinks.
  • Apply cool, not cold, milk with a clean cloth to your sunburned skin. The milk will create a protein film that helps ease sunburn discomfort.
  • Apply yogurt to soothe the sunburned skin.
  • Apply freshly brewed tea after it has cooled to sun burnt skin using a clean cloth which helps to draw heat from sunburned skin.
  • Apply teabags soaked in cold water to sunburned eyelids to soothe the burn and reduce inflammation.
  • Chill cucumbers, then mash in a blender to create a paste, and apply to affected sunburned areas including the face.
  • Boil and mash some peeled potatoes, let cool, and apply as a dressing to sunburned areas.
  • Apply cornstarch and water mixed paste to soothe sunburn.

Visit doctor if the sings / pain persist for longer time.

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