RELIEF FOR SUNBURN
1. You can treat sunburn by placing cool compresses on the damaged skin. Do not place oil based products on burns. Oil based products on burns can cause infections.
2. Take cool shower but not cold shower. Add some vinegar to water before taking shower. It will give you relief from sunburns. The odor from the vinegar is pretty insignificant
3. Take some of the root section off the plant “Touch Me Not” and chop them into the blender. You may need to add a ‘little water tto form a paste. Apply to burn areas. It will take out the itch.
4. Calamine lotion can also be used to get relief from the itching.
5. Potatoes are also useful for getting relief from sunburn. Take potatoes and wash them. Cut them into small pieces and blend them nin a blender. The resulting juice of the potatoes will take relieve the sting and itch from the damaged skin and give you relief.
6. Oatmeal pack has also been used effecctively and is considered one of the best home remedy for relief of sunburns. You need to used cooked oatmeal for this. Cook the oatmeal as you would normally. Allow it to become cool and apply the cold oatmeal on the sunburn then take a shower to remove it.
7. Use Aloe Vera to add moisture to the burns. The best i s staight from the plant. Squeeze the juice directly from the stem onto your burns.
Follow the above mentioned tips and get relief from sunburns.
Why does my skin peel after getting sunburn?
Your skin, as fussy as it might seem, actually has your best interest at heart.
When your skin is exposed to the sun for prolonged periods of time, ultraviolet rays emitted from the sum have a damaging effect to the top layer of the skin- actually killing the skin cells residing on the upper most layer of the skin while also drying your skin (in some cases even causing blistering of the skin). This is why when selecting a sunscreen for your skin, you want to ensure you are purchasing something that uses the best sunscreen ingredients to protect every inch of your skin.
As a natural reaction, your skin starts to quickly repair itself and build new cells to replace the ones killed off by harmful ultraviolet rays. During the rebuilding process, the dead skin sitting on top of your skin act as a guard in that it protects the deeper layers of your skin while the new top layers are being rebuilt.
Once the rebuilding process has finished and the new layer of skin is ready to be exposed, the dead skin begin to peel off of your body. The skin peeling is an important and natural part of the healing process and you should pay important attention to the period
Peeling skin: What’s the best remedy?
Unfortunately, there is no quick remedy or cure for sunburn. Your skin needs time to naturally heal, repair, and rejuvenate itself. In fact, it may take several days to actually see the severity of damage from the sun.
While it may be a unpleasant and even painful process, there are some things you can do to treat the sunburn to provide relief to your skin.
We all know how discomforting and irritating sunburn can be. For temporary relief, keep your skin cool by applying cool, damp cloths to regions giving you the most discomfort. Some prefer to take a cool baths to soothe the skin. While it is a great way to provide instant relief to the skin, remember that your skin is in a sensitive state and make a conscious effort to avoid any irritants like bath salts or solutions that may augment discomfort.
The Mayo Clinic advises that if your skin blisters from sunburn to leave the blisters in tact as disturbing the natural reaction of the skin may prolong the healing process and open yourself to inspection. If you must attend to the blistering, they recommend dressing the area lightly with gauze.
If being gentle is not enough, the Mayo Clinic further advises to use an anti-inflammatory medication to assist with the redness or soreness that come with the sunburn (they caution for teenagers or children not to take medication and recommend this route for adults only.)
There is nothing worse than the severely dry, itchy, tender state your skin is left in after being sunburn. Be thoughtful of your skin and give it the proper nourishment and hydration it needs by using a moisturizer that not only brings your skin relief, but assists in the healing process. Even after the skin peels, the skin is still somewhat sensitive as it is having exposure to the sun and environment for the first time. Continue to use a moisturizer until total relief and healing has been established by the skin.
Traditional and common therapies included and emphasized the natural ingredients found in aloe to help soothe and repair the skin. At Celazome Clinical Skin Care, we recommend our Penetrating Moisturizing Body Lotion to provide relief and help in the repair process. This moisturizing lotion was originally developed for a clinical setting to treat the severely damaged and hyper sensitive skin of burn patients. From being able to know our lotion has worked to provide relief to the skin of burn patients, we are able to guarantee it can provide relief and nourishment to your sunburn skin.
from EWG and Dermatologist Elizabeth L. Tanzi, MD, FAAD, clinical faculty in the department of dermatology at Johns Hopkins Hospital Center in Baltimore