Just spent a little too long in the sun and it's already happened: a painful sunburn spreads. Home remedies can provide relief.
The warm summer attracts sun worshippers outside. But the beautiful weather also has its downsides: There is a risk of sunburn. Depending on the degree of burn of the skin, it is then only slightly reddened and irritated, in the worst case there is a risk of burn blisters. Home remedies can help against slight redness and pain if you don't have an after-sun lotion at hand.
|Symptoms||Redness, flushing, itching, pain, occasional blistering and edema|
|Cause||Ultraviolet radiation from the sun or other sources of radiation|
|Risks||Skin cancer, cataracts, snow blindness|
Home remedies for sunburn: curd for cooling
You may even find it in the fridge: Normal curd cheese cools irritated skin. Simply apply to the area and leave on for about 15 minutes. But beware: If it works longer, the blood circulation is stimulated, which cancels out the cooling effect.
The miracle cure coconut oil also helps with reddened skin. Thinly applied, the oil nourishes the skin so that the healing of the skin is supported. Of course, sunscreen helps to protect yourself from UV radiation from the outset - but some products have failed Öko-Test.
Natural home remedies: aloe vera and black tea for sun-irritated skin
If you have aloe vera at home, you have a natural home remedy to care for skin that has been in the sun for too long. All you have to do is cut open the leaves of the plant lengthwise and remove the juice. The leaf can also be placed directly on the skin. Its effectiveness has not yet been scientifically proven, but the juice cools and is said to help heal the skin.
Black tea can also help with sunburn: To do this, simply dip a cloth into the cooled tea and dab it on the affected areas. It soothes and is said to help against peeling of the skin. Use sunscreen next time – but do it right: When applying sunscreen, there are some helpful tips that you should follow for optimal protection.
Take care of the body: Plenty of water and rest after too much sun
Also important: After sunbathing for too long, you should give your body a rest and protect the skin from further sun. Drinking plenty of water is also advisable. After a week, the sunburn should have healed. If the skin is severely damaged and even blisters, you should definitely consult a doctor. (resa)