You have a sunburn, but for a long time, your skin does not return to its original white color. In this article, we will share how to help you regain your original white skin.
What is sunburned skin?
First, let us explain what sunburn is. Sunburned skin is simply described as "slight burning" and "dry skin". The skin is inflamed by ultraviolet light, which can cause redness, burning and pain or, more seriously, blistering.
In addition, because UV rays destroy skin cells, moisture from the keratin is lost, causing the skin to have no elasticity, leading to wrinkles and sagging. Therefore, sunburned skin is quite sensitive.
How long does it take for tanned skin to return to its original glow?
The time it takes for the skin to return to its original state depends on the extent of the sunburn as well as the individual's physical condition.
Sunburn is a condition in which the skin turns red. After several hours of UV exposure, the skin turns red and may experience tingling, burning, blistering for a day or two. This happens when a large amount of UV rays are exposed to the skin at once.
In case of sunburn, redness and tingling will begin after 2-3 hours in the sun. The inflammation of the skin will subside after about 3 days, then the skin will gradually peel off after a week. However, if the sunburn is so severe that it blisters, it will not only take more than 3 weeks to heal, but also leave a scar.
Tanning is the darkening of the skin. It is due to the production of melanin pigment and the pigment that protects the inside of the skin from UV rays. It appears after the redness from a sunburn subsides and lasts for weeks to months.
Tanned skin will begin to darken in about 3 days and will return to its original color in a few weeks or months.
How to turn dark skin into bright white
1. Take a good shower
To restore white skin fastest, the first step is that you need to take a clean bath, it plays the role of "preparing the skin".
Because after bathing, it helps to remove excess sebum and dead cells to improve the penetration of moisturizers and other skin care nutrients, and at the same time regulate the skin's regeneration process.
You should not rub the damaged skin, wash gently, be careful to remove dirt, sebum.
2. Hydrate the skin
The next important step is moisturizing. "Drink enough water" also helps to calm the red burn. In addition to using moisturizing products, you should drink about 8-10 glasses of water per day to ensure adequate hydration for the body.
Even if you have a normal healthy skin, after a sunburn it becomes very sensitive so you should use basic cosmetics for sensitive skin to avoid further irritation.
After the skin is healthier, you can use more serums, creams or lotions containing vitamin C applied to the skin every day . Vitamin C has a whitening effect and helps to fade dark spots.
3. Exfoliate dead skin
After two to three weeks of sunburn, skin condition is better and calm, you can exfoliate. By removing dead skin cells from the face and body, the skin renewal process is regulated and sunburned skin can recover faster.
Be careful not to do this before the skin condition has completely subsided, as it may damage the skin or make it worse. Another note is that you should only use benign, gentle exfoliants for sensitive skin.
4. Supplement with vitamins and foods to help whiten skin
In addition to taking care of the body and face from the outside, the addition of foods to help whiten the skin from the inside is also very effective. Vitamin-rich foods are very helpful for skin whitening.
Refer to the following list of foods that promote skin regeneration:
Vitamin A (β-carotene) helps protect the skin and mucous membranes. It has antioxidant and anti-aging properties.
Foods high in vitamin A include root vegetables such as spinach, bell peppers, pumpkin, carrots, tomatoes and perilla...
Vitamin C prevents the overproduction of melanin pigment and prevents melasma and freckles. It also helps in collagen production and is the basis of skin elasticity.
Foods rich in vitamin C include: broccoli, green peppers, citrus fruits like grapefruit, oranges and other fruits like kiwi, strawberries, guava, etc.
Vitamin E improves blood flow and has antioxidant properties that can protect your cells against free radicals.
Foods rich in vitamin E include sunflower seeds, almonds, fish, avocado, olive oil, peanuts, etc.
5. Get enough sleep
To restore bright, healthy skin, get enough sleep (about 7 hours).
Lack of sleep can disrupt the skin's regeneration process. When you have a good night's sleep, growth hormone is secreted and the metabolism of the skin takes place normally, helping to restore white skin faster.
Growth hormone is released in the first 3 hours when you start to sleep, so don't touch your phone or computer, take a shower and relax before that so you can get a good night's sleep.
6. Moderate exercise increases metabolism
Regular exercise is also important. It is like a way to whiten skin after sunburn. Lack of exercise can lead to stagnation of blood flow and disruption of skin regeneration.
Growth hormone that promotes skin regeneration can be increased with exercise, so moderate exercise is absolutely ideal.
However, exercising outdoors can cause additional damage to your skin from sunburn. So, remember to wear sunscreen and wear UV-protective clothing to protect your skin.
If you wish to have a whiter skin, you can refer to this article: How to have a healthy glowing skin
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