sunlight is essential to you for producing Vitamin D,
but over exposure is also harmful. Excessive exposure
to the sun's rays makes the pigment in the skin come
up to the surface in order to protect the skin from
burning. This is the reason your skin becomes darker.
Over exposure to the sun creates a reddening inflammation
of the skins outer layers. A mild case of sunburn will
produce pink reddish skin, small blisters and skin that
is hot to the touch while a sever case produces chills,
fever and purple patches of skin. Here are some practical
ways of coping with the effects of the sun.
best know aid for sunburn is aloe vera. When often
applied directly to the burn the clear gel found
in the leaves will sooth the burn and aid with healing.
your skin has a light smattering of freckles, pat
some lime juice or buttermilk onto the freckles
and then leave it on till it dries.
combination of four tablespoons of grated radish
and a few drops of vinegar makes a good bleaching
tea is another treatment for sunburn that works.
Make a strong tea solution and allow to cool. Sponge
the tea over the area and allow to dry.
Cucumbers are very useful in soothing sunburns.
Peel and grate a cucumber. Then take out the juice
and mix it with half a teaspoon of glycerin and
half a teaspoon of rose water. Pat this solution
onto your skin and experience the cooling effect.
A homemade face mask constituting one egg-white
mixed with a little honey and witch hazel is also
very effective in dealing with sunburn.
oil and chamomile oil added to a cool bath will
E oil when applied directly to the burn reduces
inflammation and prevents scarring.
D can reduce the toxic effects of sunburn and may
aid victims of sunstroke.