• The sun and ultraviolet rays

  • A sunburn is what is described as a short-term inflammation of the skin caused by being overexposed to the sun.
  • In addition to the effects known to the sun on the skin as redness, blistering, peeling, and pain, the sun can cause prolonged skin damage, such as skin cancer or premature aging.
  • But without wanting to detract from the influence of the sun on people, we must recognize that our body is made to enjoy the sun also because in some aspects of life is necessary. This helps the skin to produce vitamin D, necessary for bones and health.
  • Also during the winter period it is necessary to take sun, as some people usually present a form of depression known as Seasonal Affective Disorder.
  • However, during the summer ultraviolet rays remain a problem for people who love the sun. Dr. Barnett S Kramer warns that “Over time, exposure to these rays can reduce the elasticity of the skin, which may even become thick and leathery, or may be wrinkled or thinned like tissue paper. In the sun, before his skin ages. “ The best thing to prevent sunburn is through the prevention, and care of your skin.
  • If you have a sunburn, this is what you should NOT do

  • Do not apply Aloe Vera if it is the first time you burn

  • There is no better sunburn friend than Aloe. You can get it in gel or spray. If the burns are deep or you get a lot of pain when you touch them, the spray is your best choice.
  • However, it is important to keep in mind that many people are allergic to Aloe , without knowing it. So if it’s the first time you burn or you’re going to use Aloe, it’s good that you just apply it on a small part of your body until you make sure you do not have an adverse reaction.
  • 2. Do not expose yourself to the sun immediately after burning or feel the symptoms:

  • Everyday Health , advises that after feeling the first symptoms that you have burned, or someone in your family has suffered a burn, you must move immediately to the dream or the interiror and avoid exposing yourself to the sun until the burn has healed.
  • According to Dr. Jillian Rowbotham one of the worst mistakes we can make is to “put more suntan lotion and return to the sun.”
  • 3. Do not think that after the red comes the tan

  • This is just a myth. According to the published by the country “burns due to lack of protection affect the superficial layers of the skin causing us to fight quickly and we have left the memory of burn at the cellular level. This means that if we have burned for not using protection or for having spent a long time in the sun, “red”, will leave and we will not have any tanned.
  • That is why it is important that you use the proper protection. According to a study by Avene Laboratories , almost 77% of people do not know what the tanning or blocking factor means and so they do not know how to protect themselves.
  • 4. Do not blow out the blisters

  • According to Portal Health , the blisters after being burned by the sun, and in general toto type of blister, leaves there to protect the skin. If it bursts, an infection can occur.The same source recommends that you cover it with a gauze that does not stay tight after it has burst on its own and you have washed the area gently.
  • 5. Do not dismiss any symptoms,

  • Most of us often ignore that sunburns can be as or more serious than burns with any hot substance or object, so it is extremely important that you do not ignore any symptoms.
  • As discussed in Health , the symptoms will only get worse with the hours. While the worst of sunburn is not seen until 24 and 48 hours later, you should not ignore the first symptoms in yourself or your children.
  • These can include according to the same source , red, hot, painful skin when you touch it, and pain instead of disintegrating, it increases. Remember that sunburns can be first and second degree . If you have any questions, consult a doctor.
  • 6. Do not take off your skin

  • When the skin begins to fall, usually like to remove it by oneself, to “avoid” the supposed marks, the danger is that you can hurt more. An article published by Nature Bella explains why this happens. “It is quite common that after the sunburn the skin is ‘skin.’ This is what we call it popularly, and this is how it is known by many people, but in reality what is produced is a peeling of the skin.”
  • How to care for the skin after a sunburn

    • Moisturize the skin with appropriate creams.
    • Drink lots of water.
    • Use Aloe Vera to refresh the skin (when applicable).
  • After this list of three basic things come all the other options that are passed between friends, family or some article that interests you. But the truth is that there is only one proper way to take care of your skin, especially the chances of a skin cancer, and it’s simple, DO NOT EXPOSE your skin to the sun for many hours, wear protective always, even if your skin does not stay with That tan you want, because the consequences can be really serious.
  • Enjoy the summer, enjoy the summer with your children and family, but remember always health is first to enjoy.

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