How to treat sunburn on face

face sunburnSummer! How many beautiful and warm associations are in this word. And no wonder, summer is one of the most wonderful times of the year. And certainly many when speaking of summer, imagine the sea, sun, beach, and other attributes of the summer holidays.
We are eager to put on the most perfect skin tan during holidays.

It is assumed that tanned skin is beautiful, fashionable and sexy. Indeed, the smooth, beautiful and light tan can give a special glamor appearance.
But there are a large number of people coming to vacation who want to get instant bronze tan instantly. The very first thing they go to the beach and expose their light skin to a bright and scorching rays of the sun, in anticipation of the expected effect.
Instead of tanned skin they get painful and unpleasant sunburns but the most unpleasant thing is, of course, sunburned face.

Sunburns can have different degrees: from light, accompanied by reddening of the skin, to severe burns when blisters and bubbles are formed on the skin. In the second case, we recommend without delay immediately seek medical assistance. In the first case, you can try to treat yourself at home using natural remedies to get rid of sunburned face.

When you have a burned face, the first thing that we recommend to do is to lower the heat by applying cold water compress. This will significantly reduce the likelihood of damage to the skin.
Remember, during severe sunburn face, never lubricate the skin with oily substances (vegetable oils, vaseline, etc.). This can further increase the heat and lead to skin infection by bacteria at its affected areas.
You can lubricate the skin with a small amount of vaseline only after mild sunburns, when the skin is almost healed.

How to treat face sunburn naturally

If you burned face on the sun the most common traditional remedies are the sour cream, yogurt and whey. It is recommended to use a sour cream for a dry skin type, and whey and yogurt for oily skin. Just lubricate with one of the listed products, but keep in mind that such a mask should not dry out on the face.

As soon as you feel that yogurt or sour cream started to dry out, immediately remove it with a damp cotton ball and then apply a new fresh coat. For better results you should cool down sour cream, yogurt or whey before use in the freezer.

Equally effective remedy for sunburn face is raw and cold egg white, which helps to remove heat and eliminate pain. It is recommended to use it if your skin is more prone to oily type.

How to use an egg white:

  • Just apply a thing amount to damaged skin, and remove with a cotton swab dipped in cold water as soon as it starts to dry out on the face.

When you have a sun-burned face, it is always accompanied by unpleasant and painful sensations. Ordinary oatmeal will help to soothe the skin.

  • Pour a handful of lightly crushed flakes with cold water to form a slurry and apply it on the face. Once the oatmeal mask starts to dry, remove it with cool wet swab and apply the next layer.
  • For compresses to sunburned face, you can prepare it with oatmeal powder: Dissolve in 1 cup of warm water 1 tbsp. of oatmeal, and then cool it in the freezer. Before use, you can add a couple of ice cubes.

One more traditional remedy that can help in mild stages of sunburned face: raw potatoes and cucumber. Just put on the face cucumber slices or peeled raw potatoes (for best results cool them down in the freezer or cold water).

Cold compresses of lightly brewed black and green tea  are also a good remedy for sunburns.

What else can be advised to reduce fever and pain in a cases of sun burned face is to take antipyretic and analgesic tablets. For example, aspirin and anlagen.

And remember, if your skin is naturally very light and often burns than sunbathing, try to sunbathe only in safe times of the day. It is from 7-8 am, and up to 11 am, and then only after 16 pm. Try not to expose your face too much to the sun.

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