Home Medications and Treatments for Sun Burns
The Sun is the source of energy for the people on earth. The sun emits numerous radiations of different wavelengths including UV rays. These UV rays are very harmful and cause a variety of skin diseases including skin cancer. The skin pigment melanin protects the skin from the harmful effects of UV rays.
The symptoms of Sun Burn are not apparent immediately, but by the time it is apparent, the damage has been done. Blistering of the skin is seen in severe sun burns. Sunburns increase many fold the risk of developing melanoma.
Sun burn or Burn from the sun results when the amount of exposure to the sun or other ultraviolet light source exceeds the ability of the body's protective pigment, melanin, to protect the skin. Sun Burn should not be treated insignificantly since fatalities have been seen due to prolonged exposure to sunlight.
Pack a bottle containing 25ml (5tsp) of infused St John's wort oil with 25 drops of lavender oil when holidaying in hot climates. Apply liberally to damaged, sunburned skin.
Fresh aloe vera sap or aloe vera creams can also be effective.
Drink an infusion of elder flower, yarrow and boneset to encourage sweating and cool the skin.
Bathe the skin in a cooled infusion of marigold petals and common plantain leaves.
Take supplements of beta carotene, vitamins A and C and zinc to combat skin damage.