How to treat sunburn at home Sunburn Causes & Treatment | Dr. Aanchal

Publish Date: 13 Sep, 2022 |

Summertime sunburns are common, but that doesn't mean they can't be properly treated. Dr. Aanchal explains the causes of sunburns and how to treat them naturally in this video. Additionally, you will learn about several useful safeguards you can use to avoid it. Watch the entire video to learn more about it.

What is Sunburn?

A sunburn is an actual radiation burn on your skin. Exposure to UV radiation from the sun or tanning beds causes it. In simpler terms it's a type of skin burn caused by prolonged exposure to the sun or sunlamps. With frequent exposure, there is a higher chance of developing other conditions like wrinkles, dark patches, and skin cancer.

How to treat sunburn at home

  1. Icing- Rub a couple ice cubes on the sunburned region for the quickest relief. By chilling the area and absorbing the heat from the skin, this will assist reduce pain.

  2. Aloe Vera gel- If only you are not allergic to Aloe Vera, It helps lessen inflammation and relieve the signs of sunburn. 19 of the 20 recognised amino acids that are essential for all living things are found in aloe vera. Aloe vera also encourages the synthesis of collagen, which helps the skin's flexibility and dryness.

  3. Moisturizer- Apply an aloe vera-containing moisturiser to your skin immediately following a bath or shower to help calm it. Keep your sunburned skin as hydrated as you can to speed up the healing process.

  4. Bathing- Bathing in cold water can help you feel even more relieved from the burning sensation that results from sunburn.

  5. Sunscreen-By obstructing the sun's harmful UV rays, sunscreens can help prevent sunburn.


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