Cooling envelopes and curd help with sunburnt skin
Bright sunshine, blue skies and summer temperatures: Most people have enjoyed the beautiful weather of the past few days outdoors. After all the cool and dark months, many finally want to soak up the sun again and feel the warmth on their skin. The power of the first rays of the sun is often underestimated, which quickly leads to unpleasant sunburn. However, simple home remedies can provide effective first aid and alleviate the symptoms.
Ensure adequate UV protection even in spring
Finally the sun is shining again and attracts many people outside. The warm rays are good for the skin, but the power of the spring sun is often underestimated and sunburns quickly develop. In order to avoid burns and skin damage, appropriate UV protection should be taken into account even in spring. If the skin still gets too much sun, quick first aid is important. Here are some valuable tips and home remedies for sunburn to relieve unpleasant symptoms such as burning and redness.
Drinking plenty of water is particularly important
Since sunburn deprives the body of fluid, the fluid reserves should be replenished quickly. The best way to do this is water, which you should drink plenty of when it is hot. Liquid also helps against overheating or sunstroke. Even if it makes sense to cool the sunburnt skin with an ice-cold shower, it is better to avoid it to avoid cooling down. Instead, a lukewarm shower is recommended, and it is advisable to choose a mild water pressure so as not to strain the skin too much. Even with the shower gel, only a gentle, skin-neutral product should be used. This can prevent the skin from drying out.
Aloe works against inflammation
Quark is an effective and natural simple home remedy for sunburn. It is spread generously on tea towels and placed as an envelope on the affected areas. The curd has a cooling and at the same time anti-inflammatory. If the curd is no longer cool, it should be replaced. Alternatively, yogurt or kefir can be used. Cucumber slices also help with sunburn. These are placed on the burned areas and renewed again and again, which gives them a permanently cooling effect and supports the healing process.
Aloe also provides relief from sunburn. If available, a piece is cut from the aloe vera plant and the escaping juice is applied to the burned areas. The substances in aloe have a cooling and healing effect because the plant contains anti-inflammatory substances. Coconut oil can also soothe the skin and provide it with nutrients.
Black tea and healing earth soothe the skin
Another well-known home remedy for sunburn is black tea. If only small areas are affected, tea bags that have previously been brewed and then stored in the refrigerator are sufficient. For larger areas, wipes are soaked with strong, chilled black tea and placed on the affected skin. It can also be used with chamomile tea.
Healing earth can also serve well for sunburnt skin. The healing earth is mixed with cool water so that a porridge is formed. This is applied to the affected areas. Once the healing earth porridge has dried, it is carefully washed off with cool water. Anti-inflammatory drugs such as acetylsalicylic acid can be used for very bad sunburns. If symptoms such as severe headache, nausea and impaired consciousness appear in addition to the burnt skin, a doctor should be consulted. (sb, nr)