How To Avoid Sunburn In 5 Ways

Sunburn is a type of burn that mostly affects the skin and is due to over exposure of ultraviolet rays from the sun.
The main reason for sunburn is extra exposure of skin to ultraviolet sunrays. The human body has outstanding ability to fight with nominal amount of destruction. Skin loses its moisture, become stiff, and tight. However, if the intensity exceeds than the body’s defensive power to handle the skin destruction, the results can range from acute to chronic. If the healing mechanisms of Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) do stop working, it might lead to cancer.

Sunburn

Signs and Symptoms of Sunburn
Sunburns may take around 15 minutes to appear when body is exposed to the ultraviolet rays. Afterwards, it usually takes 2 to 6 hours for the skin to become red. Sunburn symptoms may differ from one person to another. Irregular dark and light spots can be observed on the body. Sun burn may appear as a result of hyper-pigmentation. The leading symptoms of the sunburns are redness and itching. After 12 to 24 hours of redness, skin may start burning. The burn lasts for 2 to 4 days. In normal situation, sunburns results to a painful sensation and soreness at the affected parts. However, extreme cases would include anxiety, increase in temperature, nausea, weakness, and low blood pressure.

Here are 5 methods on how you can prevent sunburn easily.

Method 1: Consume plenty of water
During summer days, consume water abundantly. Dehydration is one of the main reasons for sunburns. Drinking enough amount of water and juices keeps skin stay fresh and hydrated. A well hydrated and moist skin can fight along with disease and harmful rays.

Consume water

Method 2: Add Supplements and oils

  • Vitamin D is best supplement for skin and bones. A report told that addition of vitamin D raises defensive power against sun’s ultraviolet rays. The best source of Vitamin D is sun rays but during summer days, it should be taken in supplement form. Suggestion emphasized that skin may be more protected against sunburns because of the vitamin D.
  •  Axtaxanthin is an antioxidant for a body. It is also called internal sunscreen and can be used by adults more than 30.
  •  Cod liver oil is fine liver oil from cod fish liver through fermentation. It is one of the best product to protect skin.
  • Coconut oil is helpful in the formation of new skin. It can be consumed with any tea or rubbed throughout the body.
  • Vitamin C is also a good vitamins to improve body resistance against the disease.

Oils

Method 3: Cover your whole body

  • It is necessary to cover your body, head and eyes. It may not sound good but it can protect you from direct ultraviolet sun rays.
  • For this purpose, hat should be 4 inches wide so that it can protect your head and neck as well.
    • Sunglasses should fit your face well to be protected from UV rays. Good sunglasses can protect eyes from both ultraviolet A and B rays.
  • Try to cover your whole body with suitable clothes. Cover arms with full sleeves and legs with pants.

Covered body

Method 4: Sunscreen
An excellent sunscreen should be able to protect skin from the risky ultraviolet sun rays. It should reflect the harmful ultraviolet and stop absorbing it into the skin. It is better to apply half an hour before you leave home. If you are going to be out for more than 2 hours, reapply sun screen. Ultraviolet rays are infiltrate hazes too, so apply sunscreen even in cloudy weather.

SunscreenMethod 5: Avoid the Sunshine and Stay in Shades

  • To get Vitamin D from sun rays, go out before 10 in the morning. The strongest time of ultraviolet rays is during 10 am to 4:00 pm. Chance of getting sunburn is at its peak within this time, so it is better to stay at home to avoid the risk. Always try to plan outdoor tasks before or after ultraviolet peak times.
  • If it is necessary to go outside the home, choose the shaded area like standing under a tree. Or walk on shaded areas. Umbrellas or tents at picnic spots can protect you from harmful rays. Although shades are not 100% solution for this problem but it decreases half of the risk.

Stay in shady areas

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