Too much exposure of the skin to the ultra-violet radiation of the sun (the sun rays) causes damage to the color of the skin. Almost everybody has been tanned or will become sun burn at some point of time in their life. It is actually a burn on the surface of the skin or the reddening of the skin that usually takes place after one is bare to the sunlight or other ultra violet light for a long period of time. Symptoms of sunburn are painful and irritated, reddened skin. Excess sunburn might result in the swelling and blisters on the skin. Apart from these, chills, fever, nausea or vomiting and skin loss are some of the other indications of sunburn.
Protecting from sun burn with home remedies:
Sunscreen: Use of sunscreen lotion is must for avoiding the sunburn. The sunscreen should be such that it would be able to protect the skin from the UVA and UVB rays of the sun and the SPF (sun protection factor) should be at least 15. If one is going to water, then the waterproof brand must be used.
The sunscreen must be used generously and applied to all the parts of the body including the lips, ears, nose, necks, hands, feet, eyelids and scalp at least 20-30 minutes before moving out. Again if one is coming out and moving into the water again and again, the reapplication of the sunscreen lotion should be made after approximately three hours.
Sunlight: One must try to avoid direct contact with the rays of sun as much as possible especially during summer. The sun rays are particularly hot and cause the maximum damage during the time from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm. Therefore, it is best to avoid direct contact with the sunrays, especially during this time.
Hats and sunglass: Put on a hat that has a 3 inch brim all around also helps the skin escape sunburn. The wearing of sunglass that has the ability to block 100 percent of UVA and UVB rays is essential.
Salad: If one is supposed to spend too much time in the sun, the best way to avoid sunburn is by consuming lots of salads. Carrots, green pepper, tomatoes are useful for the skin and protects the skin against sunburn and premature aging.
Adequate levels of beta carotene, Vitamin C, vitamin E and folic acid in the foods consumed protects the skin from sunburn. Apples, pomegranate, tomatoes, onion and garlic are good for protecting the skin. Although rarely deadly, the sunburn can be disabling and can be the source of quite a bit of uneasiness.