Do you know Sunburn …. enough?
Back from vacation from the beach, you may face with dark and burn skin which should not ignore. Be prepared to deal with them.
Burning skin or Sunburn is caused by too much sun exposure. Symptoms depend on skin type. If the skin is whiter, the faster burn.
Normally, the sunburn level is from 1-6 (the lesser number mean whiter, will faster burn). Most Thai women’s skin will be around 4-5 but if half-blood or Chinese will be around level 3. Estimate, sun exposure from 15 minutes to one and a half hour, the skin begins to burn.
Sunburn level categorize by symptoms as follows;
Level 1 : Initial redness, inching, rash
Sunburn treatment Must Do : hiding into the shade drinking much water and adding more sunscreen in case if needed to stay in the sun. Then, moisturize with after sun with aloe vera ingredient or using aloe vera jel to repair damaged skin and clean softly. Apply about 2-3 days will be better.
Level 2 : Having a burning pain, red inflamed
Sunburn treatment Must Do : Follow Level 1 Must Do to ease primary symptoms. 5-7 Days after will cause peeling skin. Suggest to use oil or moisturizer such as sesame oil, olive oil continuously 1-2 weeks. But if feel more severe, suggest to see the doctor to get antihistamine to take together with skin care.
Level 3 : Blister like scald (sunburn blisters)
Sunburn treatment Must Do : Be hurry to see doctor because it is so dangerous at any time. If wound cracked (epidermis split from dermis) will cause infected skin. If not taking good care, it will be scar. In addition, someone will be dehydration till drip and taking antibiotic to protect infection. Normally, skin will be fixed in 1 month. Fortunately, this symptoms level mostly found in very white people such as Westerner who love sun bath for a long time.
Tips : sunburn relief, sunburn remedies
If no after sun products, basically using coconut oil or peeled clean cucumber grinding and apply on skin for 5-10 minutes. Easier, try to apply with fresh milk, oil or butter to coat skin.
Take a shower with cold water after sun will help shorten venule, feeling comfort skin and less pain.
Take Vitamin C 2,000-3,000 mg. per day and Vitamin E will repair better.
Skin with sunburn will cause dry so should stop tea, coffee or beverage with caffeine and alcohol because it will cause urination to make more dehydration.
Do not scrub or rub you skin because it will more hurt skin. Suggest to use liquid soap with high moisturizer.
1. Although not outdoor, do not forget to apply sunscreen because UV ray still reflect from surface of water, ground, cement to damage skin.
2. Should apply sunscreen from 9.00 – 16.00 will be better than apply only strong sunlight because UV ray can damage skin from dawn till dusk. It is the reason to make wrinkle.
3. Good sunscreen should be SPF from 30 and more. When you are outdoor, should repeat applying every 2 hours because the efficiency will be lesser. Pay for sunscreen better than pay for laser surgery.