Thursday, 25 May 2017 08:20

What’s your recipe for treating sunburn blisters?

Written by   Anabel De La Vega, author of TAO – The Art of Relaxation

Asevere sunburn may result in sunburn blisters. These blisters are a painful experience for anyone that exposes themselves to too much sun. Overexposure to the sun causes a bubble that forms under the skin and becomes filled with fluid. These blisters form to protect the underlying tissue from the burn. If someone experiences a severe sunburn, they can get sick and develop swelling, fever, chills, headache, and nausea. After a couple days, the affected person's skin will start to develop new cells while shedding the dead cells that were damaged. It may take up to two weeks for the skin to heal completely. The red spots, inflammation, and blistering occurs on top of the internal damage to the tissue underneath.

Many different treatments can be used to soothe this painful and uncomfortable problem. In India, ayurvedic treatments are used to treat sunburns. Sandalwood helps to clear the skin and allow it to glow. In order to use sandalwood in a treatment, clients can boil the plant for 10 minutes and then remove it from the water. They should then blend it with honey and chamomile seeds and apply the mixture as an ointment over the affected areas. This treatment should be performed for at least three days to prevent scars due to the severe burn. The water from the sandalwood can be used as a refreshing, cooling toner for the face.pic-1

Black tea is another great soothing agent for treating sunburn blisters. Its tannic acid and bromine help remove heat from the burn, repairing skin damage and regenerating new cells.

The application of black tea will leave the skin smooth and shiny. In order to use black tea for sunburns, clients should boil water with black tea leaves for five minutes, strain the leaves, and place the water to the side in a different container. Mix the black tea leaves with pure aloe vera crystals and, using a mortar, grind the ingredients until they are completely soft and pasty. They should put the paste in a refrigerator for 30 minutes and then apply it to the affected areas. Advise clients to repeat this treatment for three days.

Turmeric is antibacterial and also helps to fight inflammation. When used with cucumber and aloe vera, it has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antifungal properties, treating redness and scarring. Clients should blend turmeric powder with cucumber and aloe vera and then add one-quarter cup of milk and honey. They should put the mixture in the freezer for five minutes and then proceed to apply it over the affected areas three times daily for 10 minutes. Clients should rinse off the mixture with ice cold water. This treatment will help their skin to be free of blisters and will retain the moisture of the skin; it will not dry or dehydrate it.

Clients should always try to avoid getting a sunburn; however, at times, the power of the sun can sneak up unexpectedly. Remind clients that every time they expose themselves to the sun, they are not only damaging their skin, but also increasing bloodflow and signs of aging.

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