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Sunburn: symptoms and ways to recover the skin

No matter how carefully you apply sunscreen, if you go out on a hot day or go to the beach, won't you get sunburned?

When you get a sunburn, you may be wondering, "How long does it take to get rid of the redness? How can I avoid darkening my skin?" Many people may have had such worries.

Sunburn can cause skin problems such as darkening, freckles, so it is necessary to take proper care of the skin immediately.

Symptoms appear after sunburn

First, we will discuss the symptoms that appear immediately after a sunburn.
Symptoms that appear immediately after a sunburn are divided into "sunburn" and "tanning" based on the reaction that occurs in the skin.

Sunburn is a red, swollen, inflamed skin condition that occurs 8 to 24 hours after exposure to ultraviolet light.
Tanned is a phenomenon the skin is darkened . Both of these symptoms occur with exposure to UVB rays.

UVB rays have strong energy that destroys the outer epidermal cells of the skin. Inflamed skin after a sunburn is a symptom of the body's immune cells rejecting the destroyed cells.

Darkening due to sunburn is the result of the production of a large amount of the pigment melanin, which causes the skin to darken. Melanin pigment absorbs ultraviolet rays to protect skin cells and increases temporarily after sunburn.

UVB rays are most abundant in summer and penetrate 80-90% of thin clouds. Even when you're indoors, UV rays also pass through glass windows, so adequate sun protection is essential.

Symptoms of Chronic Sunburn

Damage from years of sun exposure can lead to "wrinkled" and "saggy" skin . The accumulated UV rays that damage the skin are UVA - the silent destroyer.

UVA rays reach the "dermis," the deepest layer of the skin, and damage collagen, elastin, and other tissues that support skin's resilience. Symptoms do not appear immediately after sunburn, but reduce the skin's ability to recover.

UVA rays account for 90% of the ultraviolet rays reaching the earth's surface .
The number of UVA rays does not change significantly even in winter or in the morning and evening but only decreases in intensity.

Therefore, countermeasures against UVA rays are very important especially in the summer and during the day when the sun's rays are strong.

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7 ways to recover skin after sunburn

1. Use honey
Honey has a good effect in restoring the skin when it is red due to sunburn. It's very simple, just use honey to apply directly to the skin, or you can dilute the honey before applying by mixing honey with cold unsweetened fresh milk, then use a cotton ball to apply directly to the face or other areas. sunburned skin.

Using honey not only soothes the skin immediately, but also helps the skin recover quickly after sunburn. Please note that you should choose to buy honey at a reputable address to use it safely.

2. Soothe the skin with yogurt
Yogurt is not only a nutritious food, good for the digestive system but also a lifesaver for women when sunburned.

To restore sunburned skin, wash your face with normal water, apply cold sugar-free yogurt on the sunburned skin, leave for about 10 minutes and then pat dry with a soft towel. This will help dispel the burning sensation, cool the skin, and reduce redness.

3. Wash your face or shower with green tea leaf water
Green tea contains a lot of catechins and flavonoids, these two ingredients have the effect of soothing the burning sensation caused by sunburn, and effectively restoring damaged cells.

If your skin is sunburned, you can boil some green tea leaf water to bathe or wash your face daily, helping to restore the beauty of your skin.

4. Put egg whites
Surely everyone's kitchen has eggs, right? The enzymes in egg whites work to repair the damage caused by sunlight to the skin, and also soothe the burning pain caused by sunburn.

Separate the yolks and eggs and then use a cotton ball or cotton pad to absorb it on the face. Leave for 10-15 minutes and then wash your face with water.

5. Apply aloe vera
Aloe vera is known as a secret to care, nourish and soothe the skin. Thanks to the ability to stimulate skin cells to regenerate, provide moisture, anti-aging, treat burns ... so aloe vera can help soothe and bring sunburned skin back to its original state.

How to apply is very simple, just use a small branch of banyan tree, cut off the outer shell, use the inner gel to apply directly to the skin within 15 minutes and then wash it off with water.

6. Bath with olive oil
Olive oil is not only good for the body, but it also has a very good beauty effect for women. If you get sunburned when traveling to the sea, use Extra Virgin or Virgin olive oil (unrefined, still retain nutrients) to soothe the skin.

The method is very simple, you mix about 3 teaspoons of olive oil with shower gel to bathe as usual. Your skin will glow very quickly and smooth. At the same time, this measure also reduces the dryness and flaking of the skin quickly.

7. Potato mask
Ingredients pantothenic acid and vitamins A, C, B have the ability to soothe sunburned skin, help provide moisture to the skin, nourish soft skin, promote skin regeneration, make skin healthy.

Steamed potatoes, mashed and then mixed with a little fresh milk without sugar. Before applying the mask, it is necessary to wash your face clean, apply the mixture on the skin, after 15 minutes, rinse thoroughly with cold water.

Refer to the following article: What not to do after sunburn .

In addition to sunscreen, the use of UV protective clothing and hats can also help. To protect your skin after sunburn, you should pay more attention to UV protection.

Clalacc offers sun protection clothing that blocks 98% of UVA/UVB rays.
If you don't want to get sunburnt, check out the Clalac product .

The article is referenced at: American Academy of Dermatology Association

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