Too much of a good thing: 10 simple home remedies for sunburn
Posted Aug 01 2009 12:00am
This goes to show that while the presence of the sun is the central to our existence, it also has the potential to do us much harm. Awareness is rising about the likely damage that unwarranted sunlight can cause. Yet, no matter how high the SPF value of your sunscreen lotion, or how many times you reapply, no product provides 100% protection against the sun.
Excessive time out in the sun can make people dehydrated, even causing vomiting. Sensitive skin may turn patchy: light in some areas, dark in others, or break out in a type of itchy rash called prickly heat. Some people may even suffer from inflammation in the areas that are constantly sweaty.
Although sunburns may resolve themselves in a few days, there are a few simple ways to speed the healing process:
Poets and songwriters have written volumes about the wonders of sunny day but too much of anything can be risky, and this applies to sunlight too. Sunburn can seem nasty but with these simple remedies at your disposal, you can step out in the sun without a care.