- Mostly symptoms of sunburn take some time to appear. The skin may become red and tender. It is warm to the touch. After some hours or days blisters may produce on the skin. All this may be came by peeling of the skin after few days. Some other symptoms of sunburn are fever, chill, nausea, vomiting, rash, flu and skin loss.
- Melanin in our skin protects the skin from harmful ultra violet rays. But when the amount of vulnerability to ultra violet rays passes the ability of melanin to protect the skin, it results in sunburn. The skin is more exposed to scorching sun while working outdoors, swimming, skiing, and hiking and therefore opportunities of sunburn increase. Certain factors like consumption of birth control pills and antibacterial factors used in soaps make our skin more prone to sunburn.
Sunburn Home Remedy
- Apply aloe vera or vinegar on the made skin; it will stop inflammation and pain. Avoid products made from benzocaine, lidocaine and petroleum jelly. Rub mustard oil on the affected skin and allow to it dry, this will take out the heat from the skin. Cut fresh cucumber slices and rub them on the affected area. Before taking bath, add some baking powder to the bath water, this will help to soothe the burnt skin. Apply lavender oil or peppermint oil on the burnt skin. Apply apple cider vinegar to the burnt skin using cotton ball. Take herbal bath; put few drops of chamomile and lavender great oils in bath water. Take epsom salt or ice squeeze. Grate some potatoes and apply them on the burnt skin. Starch from the potatoes will soothe the burn.
- Antioxidants like vitamin E and vitamin C are very helpful in curing sunburn. Hence include vitamin E and vitamin C in your diet. Tomato is a good antioxidant. Eat good quality protein foods like meat, egg, fish, chicken and so on. Eat lots of fruits. They will provide great vitamins and minerals. To keep the body hydrated and right for the lost fluids, drink lots of fluids.