5 ways to heal sunburn


Add more moisture to your regimen

Moisturising is an integral part of healthy skin. So, now that your skin needs extra attention, incorporate oils into your bath. After rinsing off the baking soda, run a new bath and add essential oils such as Vitamin E. Let this soak in your body for a few minutes and follow with a moisturising lotion. When experiencing sunburn it’s only natural that your skin will feel much drier, so ensure that you don’t miss this step.

Maximum hydration

Water will help counteract the drying effect caused by the sunburn. But, water intake isn’t only restricted to the one we drink. There are plenty of foods that contain water such as watermelon.  A professor of phamacology at Ohio Northern University Thomas Gossel claims that one large of watermelon is equivalent to one and a half cups of water so choose your meals wisely.

Apply aloe vera gel

Research shows that this multipurpose plant contains glycoproteins which is known to be excellent in soothing pain and control inflammation. So if your have an aloe plant, break off the leaf and apply the liquid onto the affected area. For more convenience purchase the ready made gel and apply twice a day.

Avoid peeling it off

We know fighting the urge to peel off the top skin can be a difficult one, but doing it can worsen your skin in a form of an infection. Experts agree that having blisters is a sign of severe damage to the skin and therefore you’ll need to treat it with care.

Repeat the above steps and allow enough time for your skin to heal. Skin types differ and therefore will be affected differently , if you suspect your sunburn is severe experts advise that you consult a doctor as home remedies won’t be as effective.

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