SURVIVE THROUGH THE SUN BURNS
Come vacations and its all about outdoor picnics and parties. Great fun for you but it ain’t as good for your skin though. Sunburns are a common complain during the summer months.
Here is all that you need to know about sunburns- how they are caused, what their symptoms are and how they can be prevented.
Sunlight generally consists of harmful UVA and UVB radiations that penetrate deep inside the skin layers and cause premature aging. The skin develops wrinkles and fine lines and sun spots. Regular exposure to these rays may even cause skin cancer.
When the skin is subjected to these harmful UV radiations of the sun, the DNA components within alter and mutations take place, all of which promotes skin cancer. Researchers claim that people who are subject to sunburns during the earlier phase of life are more likely to develop skin cancer later in life.
Symptoms of sunburn take a while to appear. After about 2-6 hours of exposure, the skin may start feeling irritated and itchy. Gradually the symptoms escalate and cause the effected skin to become read and painful. It then peels away slowly.
More severe cases of sunburn may record blisters and swelling of the skin that oozes out fluid. Such cases should be immediately referred to a doctor.
Considering the adversity of sunburns and the helplessness of the situation, it is but necessary that we take adequate precautions. Following is a list of do’s and don’ts
• Apply body lotions and skin creams that have aloe-vera in them. Aloe vera has natural properties of cooling and healing
• If inflammation occurs, NSAIDS, aspirin or something like that should be taken. But do make sure to check with your doctor before administrating any of these drugs.
• Cool water is the best remedy for burns. If the burnt area is small, take a clean washcloth and soak it in water or milk and apply the damp thing on to the effected area. For larger areas the best bet would be to take a dip in cool water tub.
• Apply dollops of moisturizing creams and lotions on the sunburn area so that moisture levels are locked and the skin receives maximum comfort. Sensitive skin should be cared for more than anything else.
• Keep your self well hydrated. Drink lots of water and natural fluids like juices to combat the effects of dehydration.
• Don’t drink alcohol. It will just work to dehydrate the skin and increase the blood flow within the body.
• Don’t peel the sunburn skin. It might be very tempting but you must realize that it will just increase the healing process and leave behind a permanent mark.
• Do not try to exfoliate the skin there. Wait for it to peel for itself and bring about a new layer of skin. Any kind of exfoliant would react and harm the skin even more.