The longer you expose your skin to the sun, the quicker it ages. It changes the overall color, texture and elasticity of the skin in the long run. Therefore, it is important to take preventive measures against possible sun damage. These can be in the form of dark pigments, redness, peeling and blisters that appear on the surface of the exposed skin and are characteristic of sunburns.
Here are some tips to cool, soothe, gently hydrate and heal tanned, sunburned skin.
Reduce Skin Temperature
A sunburn can be reduced by running it under water. Frequent cool baths or showers help bring down the temperature of the skin. Additionally, a cold compress would yield the same result. The goal is to keep the sensitive skin damp at all times. Stay away from irritants like soap and rough fabrics to avoid further damage.
A quick natural remedy for sunburns is cold milk. Its lactic acid gently exfoliates the layer of dead skin atop the burn and allows rapid healing. Milk also is rich in anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants that helps soothe and heal sunburns.
Keep Your Skin Moisturized
Sun damaged skin tends to be rough, scaly and dehydrated. You can soothe it by frequent moisturization. Natural moisturizers help the epidermis, which is the outermost layer of the skin, to heal and recover.
Honey is a natural moisturizer used for centuries to treat the dry skin of sunburn. It is known to moisturize and soothe the infected area. Amrutam’s Madhu Panchamrut- Herbs Enriched Honey has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that allow the skin to heal without the risk of infections.
Nourish Your Skin with Vitamin E
Products that are rich in Vitamin E contain antioxidants that can reverse and improve the damage done to sunburned skin. It has properties that hydrate and soothe the dryness and itchiness of sun-damaged skin.
Aloe Vera is a rich source of Vitamin E and is known for its ability to moisturize and soothe sunburned skin. It contains a compound called aloin that treats and reverses inflammation. Further, Aloe Vera prevents the infected skin from turning dry and flaky during the healing process. For best results, use Amrutam Aloe Vera Gel.
The Key to Exfoliation
On being exposed to the sun for long periods of time, the barrier of your skin thickens to prevent sun damage. This results in a tan. Gently scrubbing away the layer of dark, dead skin cells helps restore the natural color of your skin. However, in the case of sunburns, it can interfere with the healing process by irritating the already sensitive skin.
Oatmeal is a gentle natural exfoliant that can be used to treat sunburns. It is rich in anti-inflammatory properties that ease the discomfort of irritated skin and reduce the urge to itch. Further, oatmeal is known to keep the skin moist, effectively reversing the dry, flaky texture of sunburned skin.
Incorporating natural ingredients into your skin care regime helps maintain the radiance of your skin in the long run. Read more on how to care for your skin on our blog don’t ever worry about your skin again- part 2. Amrutam’s products are made with 100% natural ingredients and Ayurvedic formulae. To know more about us visit our website and follow us on Instagram and Facebook for insightful posts.