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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Sunburn Relief

Did you know that burning continues even after you have gotten out of the sun? There is nothing we can do to stop it once it has begun, but there are some things that can help ease the pain for the next few days.

*Take a cold bath. The tub is better because a shower with a strong steam will definitely hurt you. The water shouldn't be too cold or too hot, especially for kids. Fill the tub with water, add half a cup of oatmeal, then soak. A 10-minute soak should provide you some soothing relief, but remember just to soak and not to rub the oatmeal on your skin.

*Apply lotion or gel after soaking. Except for whitening lotion, any lotion will be alright to use, but aloe vera gel is the most recommended. If you think you're better off without lotion, wet towels as compresses are okay too. Do not use anything mentholated, as those can cause you more discomfort.

Here are some of the things you can grab in your pantry for some quick relief:

OATMEAL. It is extremely soothing, as long as it is mixed with bath water and not rubbed or scrubbed on the skin. It is safe for babies too. If you're out of oatmeal, cornstarch and baking soda can work too.

VINEGAR. It is said to have antimicrobial properties but do not apply it on a burn that has already developed into a blister. Try a compress soaked in apple cider vinegar.

CUCUMBER. Known for its cooling and soothing properties, slices of cucumber can help alleviate discomfort from extra hot skin.

GUAVA LEAVES. They have long been used as a cure-all. Boil some water in, drop some guava leaves and let cool. Apply on the sunburned area using a compress.



Thank You ANYA!!!

5 comments :

Anya said...

Hi
Thanks for the tips,
very informative .....
Have a nice weekend :)

nancy said...

Hmm.. i would somehow try this tips. ang hilig hilig kasi mag beach ng dalawa kong girls kaya madalas magka sunburn.

Anya said...

THANKS LIZA
YOU ARE SOOOOOOOOOO SWEET ^___^

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rajaswari said...

Aloe Vera is used as a common treatment for sunburns. Not only it soothes the skin, it may also assist in the healing process. Apply to the affected areas as needed. Although the gel extracted directly from an aloe Vera plant works best.

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