How to Protect Yourself from Getting Sun Burns
06-06-2015 | Posted By: Vivek Singh | 962 View(s)
Summer is back with the scorching heat of the sun and it is all geared up to provide us with skin problems like sun allergies, tan or sun burns. People who need to go out every day for work can hardly avoid these skin damages completely. But what we can do is to prevent ourselves from direct sun exposure with some simple tricks. Following these tricks, we can lessen the impact of sunburns or skin-related issues which occur exclusively during summers.
Easy Ways of Avoiding Sun Burns
Taking help of the below mentioned ways we can decrease the possibility of getting sunburns. The ways are usually divided into four major parts, and these are sunscreens, clothing, shade, and sunglasses
• Sunscreen: Sunscreen is a great way of avoiding sunburns when you need to go out for some work or to go to your office. Use sunscreens which protect your skin against both UVA and UVB damages. It must possess the Sun Protection Factor or SPF of minimum 15 and the higher the level of SPF – the better protection you will get. Sunscreen of 45+ SPF for greater protection is highly recommended. Always apply sunscreens of a good, brand which suits you. Otherwise, you will end up damaging your skin more. Apply it at least thirty minutes before going out and keep on reapplying it every two hours. Do not only apply it on your face but all the exposed parts of your body including hands, ears, back, neck, etc.
• Clothing: There is no better way than covering your body with clothes to save yourself from the harshness of the sun. Wrap up maximum parts of your body as much as possible with light coloured clothes made up of cotton or cotton-like light materials. Some clothes come with the inbuilt factor of sun protection, and these clothes are great for all especially the kids. You can wear a hat having wide-brimmed and a flap at its back of the neck for providing utmost protection against sun burns. Do not forget to use an umbrella when you go out in day time during summer.
• Shade: Try to stay under shade from 10 am to 4 pm (at least 3 pm) since the sunlight is the harshest during this period of the day. This period must be spent indoors or under any proper, cool shade. You can make your shade with parasols, trees and beach tents.
• Sunglasses: Your sunglasses also must provide protection from the harmful UVA as well As UVA rays. Protect your eyes from scorching sunlight and avoid allergies in the eyes and sun burns, dark circles the eyes. Buy shades only of good, famous brands since bad quality goggles may cause more harm than good to your invaluable eyes.
What If You Still Receive Sun Burns?
If you still happen to suffer from sun burns, you must take the below-mentioned steps.
• Bath the affected areas with cool water.
• Apply some soothing gel-like aloe vera creams, calamine or after-sun lotions to provide relief.
• You can also use ice, cucumber juice, tomato juice or curd on the affected parts.
• Drink a lot of water.
• Stay at home for a few days and avoid the sun completely.
• Seek advice from your dermatologist.
Exposure to the sun does not only create sun burns, but it is also capable of causing serious and fatal issues and in extreme cases even skin cancer. So it is extremely important to protect your skin from the sun. This way your chances of getting skin related problems because of sun burns gets minimised.