Reduce Redness from Sunburn

With the protective ozone layer depleting day by day, more and more harmful radiations from the sun make way to the earth’s surface. This has resulted in an increase in skin disorders. Sunburn is a common skin disease which occurs from an overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiations. The inflammatory effect of the UV rays leaves your skin red and you feel as if your body is at fire.


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    Lower your skin temperature:

    A handy way to reduce sunburn redness from your skin is to lower the skin temperature. You can do this easily.

    Freeze a full cup of milk with a wooden stick placed in the centre of the cup to prepare a milk popsicle. Gently rub the milk popsicle on the sunburn affected areas of your body. This will help lower your body temperature, reducing redness and inflammation to a certain extent. Do not wipe the milk. Instead let it dry. After the milk dries, you can take a cool water shower.

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    Take a soothing bath:

    Another very effective way to reduce redness caused from sunburn is to take an oatmeal water bath.

    Add a cup of colloidal oatmeal to a bath tub full of lukewarm water. If you do not have oatmeal at your disposal, you can use a cup of ground rolled oats instead. Stay in the bath tub for a period of about thirty minutes, continuously splashing your face with the oatmeal water. Dry off gently using a soft towel.

    Bathing in oatmeal water has a soothing effect and helps reduce redness because oatmeal has anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory properties.

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    Use shaving cream:

    Most shaving creams have cooling agents as an ingredient. Gently apply a uniform layer of shaving creams on the sun burnt parts of your body. Leave it on for sometime. Gently wipe the shaving cream off using a tissue paper. Do not rub your skin rigorously to remove the shaving cream.

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