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Many people who don`t take care of the exposure to the sun suffer from sunburn. This condition can be the itchy and painful. It is good to go out in the sun from time to time, but not when the ultraviolet rays are the most harmful. There are many signs of the sunburn and they include weakness, dizziness, pain, blisters filled with fluid, rash, skin peeling, itching and reddish colored skin. This condition can be rather serious and cause skin cancer, discoloration, spots, wrinkles and very dry skin, which is why in cases of severe sunburn one should visit a doctor immediately.

Home Remedies

You can get sunburn in couple of minutes or couple of hours, but the process of treatment can last for couple of days or weeks. We are going to mention some of the home remedies that are good for you if you suffer from sunburn. The sunburn remedy that has the most effective results is household vinegar. You can add about two cups of it in the bathing water, or you can soak the washcloth in it and apply it to the affected areas. For another great result you can use baking soda in the bathing water, or make a paste of water and baking soda and then apply it to the affected areas. Essential oils are very good for relieving the pain after sunburn. You should add a few drops of essential oils to the spray bottle filled with water, shake it and spray it over the sunburned skin to reduce itching and pain. Many people apply cold yoghurt to the affected area of sunburn, as it tends to give the cooling effect and relief from the pain. You can also use washcloth soaked in cold milk, since the milk has the same effects on the affected sunburn areas as yoghurt. You can use the lotions or creams that contain aloe vera, or you can take a fresh leaf of aloe vera and carefully cut it lengthwise and remove the gel with the spoon. You should apply the gel to the affected area of the skin.

Oatmeal is not only good for sunburn, but also for other skin problems like rashes. For the best results, you should get in the tub full of cool water in which you have added two cups of oatmeal and which you previously left for some time. You can spray the witch hazel or apply it directly to the sunburn areas to relieve the itching and pain. Other home remedies that can help in reducing and relieving the pain and itching include mixture of three drops of lemon and eight drops of honey, mashed or sliced potatoes, grated potato or cucumber, etc.

It is very important to take care of your skin and make sure that you are wearing hat, sunglasses and long sleeved clothes when going out in the sun, because it can make a severe damage to your skin. In cases of severe sunburn, you should visit a doctor because this condition may sometimes even endanger one's life.

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