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4 ways to treat Sunburn naturally

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Sunburn treatment and home remedies

In most respects, sunburn should be treated as for Burns. The first thing to do is to avoid further exposure to the sun until symptoms have been cleared. Severe sunburn can produce bad blistering, dehydration, and sunstroke, and occasionally people have an allergic reaction to the sun’s ultraviolet rays

Aromatherapy

For mild, widespread sunburn use this sunburn remedies Chamomile oil, either in a bath, or add 5 drops to a small bowl of water and carefully dab on to unbroken skin. With children, essential oils for the bath should ideally be pre-diluted in 5 ml 0f Sweet almond or similar oil. If the sunburn is more severe, use Lavender oil in similar ways, apply neat on to any blistered areas.
 
As aftercare for the dry, leathery-looking skin, use essential oils of Chamomile, Lavender, Rose or Sandalwood diluted at 2 percent in a base oil such as Sweet Almond and gently massaged in twice daily. Very dry skin may benefit from the use of wheat germ oil at 10 percent of the base oil for extra nourishment. 
 

The Risk of Skin Cancer

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An increasingly frequent sequel to excessive exposure to the sun is skin cancer and reduction in the Earth’s ozone layer makes this likely to become dramatically more common in future years, even in countries some distance away from the Equator.

In any case, the sun has an aging effect on the skin, so enjoy it but use good suntan creams and after-sun moisturizing creams, and keep out of the midday sun if possible. Remember: sunbeds do not protect against sunburn so you still need to take it carefully when out in hot sunshine and use the appropriate sun protection factor (SPF) lotion.

What You Need to Know About Early Detection

 

 

Herbalism

Firstly cool the skin as for Sunburns remedies, or by applying a chilled infusion of either Chamomile, Elderflower, or Lavender flowers. Marigold cream may be used afterward, or else apply the blood-red oil of St Jhon’s Wort, which will take away much of the burning pain very quickly – it has been used to good effect or radiation burns. Pure Aloe vera juice is another highly soothing, cooling, and healing herb. 
 
Aloe vera
Aloe Vera

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Homeopathy 

Apply Cantharis, for when there is an intense burning sensation, before or after blisters have formed, and Urtica urens, for sunburn with an intense and persistent stinging sensation. For milder burns, then apply Hypericum and or Calendula cream.
 

Naturopathy 

After cooling the affected areas, apply vitamin E cream, as well as taking Vitamin E internally (up to 500 in daily) to improve healing and stop scarring. Widespread sunburn may heal more quickly if additional Vitamin C is taken (up to 1,000 mg daily for a few days). Sunburn is likely to mean dehydration, so take plenty of fluids (spring water and fruit juices, but not alcohol) in the short term. 

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