There is nothing better than a tan after a long winter and nothing worse than a sun burn after an extended period in the sun. A sun burn can cause a great degree of discomfort and uneasiness.
It leads to reddening of the skin, peeling skin and even dry skin that cause a lot of pain and discomfort. If you have spend a prolonged amount of time in the sun then it is time to take care of your skin and pamper it so that you look and feel great in a short amount of time.
A sun burn is actually a burn that is caused by the sun; your skin gets burnt by excessive exposure to the harmful rays of the sun. The effects are as bad as getting burnt by fire. You skin is stripped out of all the moisture and thus you need to care for it and pamper it.
The first thing that you need to do is to avoid exposing your skin to the sun any further. Try to stay indoors during the day and if you must move out then get as much cover as you can.
When you are suffering from a sunburn your body and your skin is dehydrated. For this reason it is important for you to hydrate your skin internally as well as externally. Immediately after suffering from a sunburn you need to take a cold shower. When you are in the shower your skin will feel great as the temperature of the skin will drop.
However after you step out the skin will begin to burn once again. The moment you step out you will need to apply Aloe Vera gel on your skin. The natural plant extracts will help to nourish the skin and regain the moisture in the skin. This is a simple yet effective way to heal the skin. You will need to do this daily till the skin has healed completely.
You will need to make a few changes in your diet as well to increase the amount of moisture in your body. Drink plenty of water and eat fresh fruits and drink plenty of fruit juices so that the body has ample supply of water. You don’t have to go out of your way to increase the moisture in your body; drinking 8 glasses of water everyday will suffice.
When you are on vacation you tend to eat plenty of junk food; this needs to be avoided. Instead eat a healthy diet so that your skin and body is able to absorb the moisture from the food and retain it.
To help your skin to heal you must wear loose fitted clothing in light fabrics that will not stick to your skin.