Ayurvedic Home Remedies for Sunburn
Sunburn means the burnt condition of the skin due to over- exposure to the sun; the affected area becomes darker than the normal skin color. Persons with fairer skin are more prone to suffer sunburns as they have lesser melanin in their body to protect the skin from the ultraviolet rays of the sun. Breath a little easier because there are Ayurvedic home remedies for sunburn.
If the skin is excessively exposed, it gets damaged and can lead to serious risk factors like skin cancer. If you spend more time under the sun, you will get wrinkles and other signs of aging very soon. People with very sensitive skin will get red rashes on their skin when they are out in the sun.
The symptoms of sunburn vary from person to person. Some may have just red rashes on the skin while others may suffer from certain symptoms like excess heat, redness, swelling, pain, blisters, weakness, fever, nausea, and vomiting. In extreme cases, it can lead to fatigue, loss of body fluid, and low blood pressure.
According to Ayurvedic concept, sunburn is known as ‘daah’ or ‘daagdh rog’. Along with over exposure to the sun, aggravation in the Pitta dosha can also cause sunburn. A well balanced diet will help you to overcome this skin condition.
Try out these Ayurvedic home remedies for sunburn relief.
Chamomile: Pour chamomile tea in bathing water and soak yourself in this to get relief from inflamed skin.
Black tea: Black tea and green tea contain tannins. Pour these two in the bathing tub and soak yourself to get relief from sunburn.
Sandalwood: It gives a cooling and soothing effect on the sun-burnt skin. Apply a paste of sandalwood and rosewater on the affected area to get relief from the tingling sensation caused due to sunburn.
Cucumber: It has a cooling effect that helps in soothing the sun burnt skin. Grate or slice a cucumber and place them on the affected area. Applying its juice too will help. You can also use potato instead of cucumber or both.
>Aloe Vera: The juice or gel of this herb can be used as a natural sunscreen on your body before you go out in the sun. It helps in protecting your skin against the harmful ultra violet rays of the sun.
These are good natural Ayurvedic home remedies for sunburn according to Ayurvedic concepts. Ayurveda also suggests you to protect your skin from the ultra violet rays of the sun by using an umbrella and wearing sun glasses, or avoid going out during peak hours of the noon.
Ayurvedic concept also believes in yoga and exercise to treat several ailments. Though there are no particular yoga postures for treating sunburn, you can do simple breathing exercises.
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