Tips and tricks to prevent and treat sunburn

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Acute sunburn is a real first degree burn that appears after a long exposure to UV rays without adequate protection.

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THEsunburn appears on the skin with redness, itching and blistering after very prolonged exposure to the sun which has led to the skin being burned. L'acute sunburn it is a real first degree burn that appears a long exposure to UV rays without adequate protections.





In addition toredness can be formed blisters and blisters on the skin, especially when the erythema has a more severe form. Sunburn is one of the most annoying problems that can occur during the summer and holidays.

Especially those with very delicate skin must learn to protect themselves in the right way to avoid sunburn and sunburn and to spend a peaceful holiday.

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Causes of sunburn

La cause of sunburn is l 'prolonged exposure to UVB rays which causes a modification of the DNA of the cells. The immune system intervenes to repair the damage and causes the redness which is the typical symptom of sunburn.

Prolonged exposure to UVB rays is the main cause of the appearance of sunburn. The resistance of the skin to exposure to the sun can vary from one individual to another and those with a fair and delicate complexion may be more exposed to the appearance of sunburn. In general, the common sunburn manifests itself as a superficial burn of the skin.

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Symptoms of sunburn

The main symptoms of sunburn are redness of the skin, the appearance of blisters, burning, itching, sensation of heat on the skin, very hot skin to the touch, pain. If sunburn is accompanied by sunstroke or heat stroke, headache, fever, chills, and a sense of weakness may also appear. As a result of the redness and itching, a peeling of the skin.

We also talk about solar urticaria, a skin problem different from actual sunburn that can occur during exposure to the sun due to a reaction with drugs taken or because of a sensitization to ultraviolet rays.



How to prevent sunburn

To prevent sunburn it is necessary to take into account the ability of your skin to resist exposure to the sun. So first of all we must try to do not overdo it with excessively prolonged exposure to the sun and it is necessary to spend time in the shade, especially in the hottest hours of the day.

In addition we must take into account the correct choice of sunscreen. The advice is to use sun products that protect the skin adequately, with a higher protection factor during the first days of exposure to the sun and in the case of fair and delicate skin.

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Remedies for sunburn

The conventional remedies for sunburn are represented by topical drugs, among which we find corticosteroids and antihistamines. Sunburn usually goes away within 4-5 days.

Some natural remedies they can help relieve the itching and redness that accompany sunburn. Before applying any remedy for sunburn, if in doubt, consult your doctor and a trusted herbalist.

Aloe vera gel

Aloe vera gel is one of the best known natural remedies to apply in case of sunburn and sunburn. It can be found ready in herbalist's shops and organic products shops or if necessary if you are in a seaside area where aloe vera is present or if you have the plant available you can extract the gel directly from the leaves of aloe.

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Hypericum oil

THEhypericum oil it is traditionally prepared on June 24, coinciding with the night of San Giovanni. Having it available in the summer is really useful for applications on the skin in case of sunburn. Hypericum is a medicinal plant linked to the sun and its oleolite is particularly suitable for soothing itching and redness.



Calendula oil

The oil obtained from the maceration of calendula flowers is considered a natural remedy useful in case of sunburn and sunburn. Calendula oil is beneficial in case of delicate and irritated skin, it burns and balances. It is an oil for external use only that can be found in herbal medicine.

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Chamomile compresses

Prepare a strong chamomile infusion and let it cool. Immerse gauze suitable for compresses in the infusion of chamomile, squeeze them lightly and apply them on the skin. Chamomile has soothing properties and the compress will help refresh the skin.

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Potato slices

THEstarch contained in potatoes has a soothing action on the skin. For this reason, one of the best known grandmother's remedies for sunburn and sunburn is the application of potato slices, potato skins or grated potatoes on sunburnt and irritated skin to soothe and refresh it.

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What are the effective remedies you have tried in case of sunburn?

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