It is obvious, better prevent than cure. But what should be done when we overdo with sunbathing? Certainly, we have to relieve the bad effects of sunburn, eliminate redness and reduce the burning pain of skin. As it turns out, not only buttermilk and yogurt are the products enabling to reduce all the discomfort connected with our careless over-exposition to the sun. Relief is also brought by plants that grow in your own garden as well as by various products you can buy at every corner shop.
Idea No. 1 – A Cold Compress
A cold compress is considered as the best and the most effective way of dealing with sunburns. Suffice to put a towel or gauze dumped with cold water on the aching and reddened spot located on your body. Equally well, work ice cubes wrapped with a towel. One thing to remember, do not keep the cold compress long on your skin since it may lead to thermal shock.
Idea No. 2 – Aloe Oil
Obviously, aloe is a kind of a therapeutic plant, and is used as a component of many different cosmetics. Basically, this plant is able to relieve pain, regenerate damaged epidermis, accelerate would healing process and contains anti-oxidants. Use the juice squeezed out of aloe leaves and distribute it all over the wound. However, be careful to do not apply the juice in galore amounts since fresh extract can cause various allergic reactions. Definitely, the safer option is application of either an aloe gel or an oil bought at a pharmacy’s. Despite the soothing, your skin will gain also moisturization.
Idea No. 3 – Honey
Honey is noted for its extraordinary properties. It includes plenty of various vitamins, mineral salts as well as macro and micro elements. What is more, this sweet substance works anti-aging, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial. Basically, it is able to sooth many human body’s discomforts as well. Probably, each of us is acquainted with the purifying and moisturizing honey face mask. Massage honey into sunburn skin and leave it this way for several minutes. It is also suggested to cover the injured place with cotton gauze if you would like to achieve better results.
Idea No. 4 – Coconut Oil
It does not only smell good but also heals. Coconut oil relieves pain, reduces redness of skin and hastens wound healing processes. Add several drops of the oil into your bath or prepare an infusion. Damp a gauze with the coconut infusion and cover the spot requiring immediate care.
Idea No. 5 – Do Not Use Any of the Above-Mentioned Ideas At All
Cover your skin with a sunscreen cream before you go out to sunbath.