Ok, today we’re talking about sunburns and how to treat them once they happen.
Summer is a great time for pretty much anything. You can just hit the beach, and relax from your everyday’s worries like a boss. The only thing you should watch out for though is getting your skin sunburned. It’ll ruin your chances of getting a tan, and it’ll give you a hard time overall.
But the most insidious thing about sunburns is the fact they can show up pretty much any time of the year, and are not at all limited to the summer. They are caused by the ultra violet rays emitted by the sun, and since the sun shines throughout the whole year… You do the math. The only reason we don’t get sunburned during other times of the year is because we go around with more clothes on. Covering huge parts of your skin will certainly help you prevent sunburns.
What happens when you expose your skin to sunlight?
It will start producing higher quantities of the pigment melanin. It’s the natural way in which our skin protects its inner layers. Melanin is the dark pigment, and since it’s being produced in higher quantity than usual, it’s only natural that we will get a darker tan than we usually have.
So, you already have a natural mechanism for sunburn prevention. There’s only one problem though. People with fairer skin tones do not produce as much melanin, and are more prone to getting their skin torched that the people with darker skin shades. So, this natural protection is not always all that effective, and nature needs help in these kinds of cases.
I’m here to give you a couple of tips, which will help you with your skin protection. We’ll give our best to get rid of the stinging, redness, and peeling of your skin altogether.
But, we’ve wasted enough time; let’s get straight to these tips of mine.
Potatoes are a great solution if you ever find yourself with a case of searing red skin.
Potatoes have been used throughout history as pain relievers, and are especially effective against burns, bites, minor irritations, and for soothing inflammations. Some people say that the potato juice is the way to go, while some think that slicing it into thin pieces offers the best results. You can simply experiment, and figure out what works best for you.
Silky and cool texture of the cornstarch will certainly help you battle those nasty sunburns. Plus, it’s one of those things you’ll definitely have just lying around, same as potatoes, so it won’t be any trouble to grab it and mitigate the burns.
Yup! Regular water can be essential if you just barbequed your skin. And I don’t mean putting it all over your burnt areas either. I mean you should stay hydrated at all times, especially when your skin is burnt by the sun.
Well, there’s a few tips on what to do with sunburns.
See you around and stay healthy.