Sunburn. Natural remedies to relieve
For all are known the benefits of moderate sunlight exposure, however, in times of summer holidays, it is customary for some oversight, especially in the early days, suffer exposure to sun longer than recommended. That’s when we noticed those annoying burns the skin redness and the feeling of constant warmth in the affected area appear.
While the burns caused by the sun is better prevent than to treat, once we have burned, there are a number of natural and home remedies easy to apply and that will help relieve discomfort.
– Cold milk compress
The lactic acid and fatty acids in milk have calming effects of burns caused by the sun, so a good remedy for relief is to soak a gauze or soft cloth or clean in cold milk we have in the fridge, once it is well soaked, we scurried excess liquid and carefully apply on the affected area. When the milk loses its freshness, we can repeat the process with more cold milk. When we finish we can rinse with cold water.
– Tea bags
The tannic acid containing tea (can be green tea or black tea) alleviates the pain caused by sunburn. If the affected area is the eyelid, you can apply tea bags soaked in cold water to reduce swelling and relieve pain. For other areas of the body, you can make a tea by adding fresh mint leaves, and apply cool compresses like milk.
– Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is a well known treatment for sunburn. We just have to remove the gel inside the plant, cool in the refrigerator and apply on the affected area. In addition to refreshing and relieve pain, aid in the healing of burns.
Dehydration that have suffered from the prolonged exposure to sunlight we must compensate with increased fluid intake to rehydrate the skin and the rest of our body.
Enjoy the countryside or the beach, but beware of excess sun.