Free Acne Articles

Professional Authors - Professional Articles



Sunburned? How to Best Take Care of Your Sun Damaged Skin!


Even if you generally take care of your skin when you go out in the sun, there are times that you still may end up with a sunburn or someone in your family might because you forgot to put protection on or got in the water and failed to put more lotion on after you got out of the water. Whatever the reason it happens and it can be a very uncomfortable and nasty experience having a sunburn. If the sunburn is extremely sever you may have to go to the emergency room, however, if it's not there are ways in which you can treat the sunburn yourself.

One of the first things you can do is to treat the sunburned area immediately by putting cold water or some ice on the area that is burned. This is going to help reduce the actual temperature of the skin around the area that is burned and it is going to immediately stop the skin from blistering up. If the burn is over a large area of your body then you should take a cold shower or a bath and then put some bath oils on to help lubricate your skin.

If the pain is too much to take then it's suggested that you take an OTC medication that has an anti-inflammatory agent in it. This will help cut down on the pain and also help to keep any swelling or inflammation that may come with the sunburn.

You might also want to get some antibacterial creams that you can buy in the store and put this on the affected area. This is going to help to keep down any infections as well as cut down on the redness that comes with sunburns and the swelling as well.

Everyone knows that once the skin begins to heal there is an intense itching that comes from the dryness that is caused from the sunburn. This can be eased by putting on some cream or lotion that contains aluminum acetate. Do not use any harsh soap on your skin where the sunburn is because this is only going to make the sunburn worse because it could cause more drying of the skin.

A really good natural ingredient that will help cut down on the itch as well as the pain is oatmeal. It has a very soothing effect on the skin. Just put a few cups of oatmeal into a cheese cloth and then let it soak under some cold water running from your faucet and make sure you collect the water in a bowl. Then take a compress and soak it in the oatmeal water and apply this to the areas of your skin that is sunburn. Make sure to repeat this several times during the time you have your sunburn.

Plain yogurt is another natural item you can use to help to lessen the pain of your sunburn. Take some cold plain yogurt and rub it onto your skin where you have the sunburn and let it dry. After it is dry you can go ahead and wash it off and dry your skin lightly with a towel.

Another really great help for the sunburn pain is Aloe Vera. You can buy lotions and gels that have Aloe Vera in them at your local drugstore. If you happen to have the plant in your home then take the juice from a couple of it's leaves and apply the juice directly to your skin.

It is really important that during the sunburn that you keep your skin really moist because the dryness can become extreme if you don't. It's probably a good idea to use lotions that have palm oil as well as shea butter because they add some extra emollients and will help to replenish the moisture to the surface of your skin.

Another natural home method is to take some lettuce and boil it, drain the water into a container and discard the lettuce. Put the lettuce water in the refrigerator for about twenty minutes and then put it on your sunburn with cotton balls. You can also take some vinegar and add a cup of vinegar into a bowl that contains some cold water and simply rub the vinegar water all over the sunburn this will cut down on the pain as well as the itching.

Other things that you can use are witch hazel lotion and apply it to the sunburn. The herb will help cut down on the skin's inflammation. Take a cotton ball and soak it in the witch hazel and rub into onto your skin. You can also pour some into a bath and soak in it. You can also use Calamine lotion because of it's soothing effect on skin.

Rub the lotion onto your skin to get some relief. Don't forget good old baking soda as well. Mix some baking soda in with some water and then soak the area where you are sunburned for about 15 minutes. Or you can apply it to the skin and just let it remain on the skin and dry before rinsing it off.



Comments
Post has no comments.
Post a Comment




Captcha Image






BLOG TAG CLOUD
washing skin problems bath beauty major acne cream oily skin full blown acne damaged skin skin acne bumps chemical peel acne treatments doctor nutrients fats and oil beauty tips cleansing wipes yellow rock root dermatologist western diet acne effected pores fatty foods sweat swimming teens social oatmeal basic vitamins skin care plan lemon juice steam Benzoyl peroxide honey mask excess fat diet sponge skin type skin infections dry skin tight collars hate acne skin cells jealousy was cloth sebaceous glands skin toner skin lotion anger soap cystic acne teenage skin water nose different stages of acne natural skin cleanser breakout adult acne effected comedogenic acne skin alternative medicine apply makeup self-worth skin pore oily fish body chemistry acne breakout skin cleansing face-wash UV rays prescription medication confidence wash hands aluminum acetate medical intervention natural acne cure internal organs ointment sensitivity raw vegetables acne problems heat therapy for acne toxins nodules milk of magnesia oil glands genetic acne mild scars skin irritation abdominal breathing insecurity winter acne resources fruits astringent skin toner good food acne medication right makeup milk treat cystic acne high sugar treatment body dissatisfaction apply poultice facial mask oysters smokers moisture papules scrubbing acne afflicts adult years acnegenic scar tissue effective acne medication white heads antibiotics fresh herbs simple protein dirt green tea naturopath tanning bed oil buildup squeeze pimple zinc skin psoriasis birth control pills comedone pizza face acne whitehead menstrual cycle salicylic acid alkaline bacteria natural diet french fries skin disorder cleanse skin blemish blemishes clogged caffeine light pulsing therapy makeup chocolate premature exhaling hormonal regulation homemade acne facials blackhead skin acne problems acne facial cleanser hair oil. clean skin moisturizer healthy lifestyle bleeding stress good diet healthy diet inadequate diet dead skin cells spots topical treatment massaging clean your skin redness skin allergies exfoliating sunburn pain chest hormonal change sunburn care parties skin moisturizer advanced acne treatment blocked pores effective acne natural beauty non-inflammatory acne dry skin psoriasis skin cleanser acupuncture, get rid of acne yoga face deep breathing embarrassing body acne skin care routine pregnancy exfoliation natural glow squeezing pimples shoulder acne surgery skin condition get rid of acne shower oil bacterial overgrowth acne fried food behaviour wrinkles electric razor hormone balancing hands emotional state ecne prevention production of oils face wash low fat home remedies facial scars back acne natural products oils social life facial massage feel good medical treatment beans papule embarrassing body exercising excessive sweating Back Acne, Acne treatment skin bacteria back vitamin e Neem oily sun diets upper chest wrinkled skin greasy foods oxygen pustules sufficient vitamins body acne pimple easy skin care hamburgers foot file ailment lotion good skin Ayurvedic clogged pores natural skin heat therapy natural acne treatment sun damaged skin pop pimples cleansing milk acne vulgaris poultry puberty perfect skin application plan mouth pimples dirty clothes sun protection anxiety greasy overexposure fungal infection cleansing acne breakouts embarrassing acne hygiene body wash menstrual period aloe vera skin care lines essential oils acne help acne myths blemish fast food PH balance overnight acne treatment adult acne dead skin glycerin self esteem fibre toxic breathing skin newborns laser peel clean skin cosmetics apple cider vinegar healthy skin pimples acid lip acne chinese people sleeping inflammation drugs tea tree oil skin eruptions anesthetic sunburned skin corticosteroids embarassed teenage acne inhaling skin problem acne cream hormones make acne food sensitivity steaming acne flare teen girl oil free skin care tips plain yogurt nutrition wash face bad acne lesion skin blemishes dermabrasion poor hygiene blood irritated skin creams health daily grime cause acne rejection cysts relaxation good water drink water beauty product exfoliate exercise acne tips skin acne honey social interaction aggravate acne vitamin A flaky skin washing face medical condition big myths natural world self-conscious softdrinks glands right acne medication silvery skin skincare personality acne issues loofahs dairy acne blend internal medication acne development ointments neck whiteheads sun acne causes of acne sunscreen cucumber acne prone skin practicing yoga face pimples red meat homeopathy old skin skin products sensitive skin pillow feet vitamins and minerals depression resurfacing almonds blackheads acne treatment acne outbreak orange peel emotions lesions getting rid of acne teenage boy acne prevention remove blackheads teenage girl body oil spinach acne concealers skin health acne prone b vitamins processed foods carrots acne scars digestive support



Copyright 2016 - Free Info Site Enterprises
Privacy Policy  |  Copyright Policy  |  Website Use Policy  |  Non Endorsement Policy  |  Contact Us  

Health Blogs
submit a blog