Reasonable precautions help protect facial skin in strong sunlight
Tanned skin color is actually skin damage caused by ultraviolet sun rays. Solar radiation is a necessary source of energy. Excessive exposure of the skin to the sun can cause great discomfort (burns, faster formation of wrinkles, burning of the skin, etc.). Excessive amounts of sun damage the elastic fibers of the skin, reduce the tone, so the skin relaxes and ages prematurely. Small wrinkles of laughter on the face will be expressive and large wrinkles will deepen. The skin loses elasticity with drying. Additional freckles may occur, especially in the elderly population. Therefore, the skin should be nourished before and after sunbathing.
Dermatologists advise increased intake of vitamins and minerals to people who like sun exposure. This will alleviate the harmful effects of sunbathing. Therapy should be started 2 to 3 weeks in advance and maintained during the summer months.
You should take 20 mg of beta carotene, 2000 mg of calcium, 1000 mg of vitamin C and 400 mg of vitamin E daily, which will further strengthen the skin. It is desirable to use sunscreen products rich in anti-aging complexes and those that stimulate melanin production. Experts suggest visiting a dermatologist or self-examination before exposing the skin to the sun. This is especially recommended for people who have more than 40 young people on the face and body because these people are 7 to 15 times more at risk and for people who have noticed changes in existing youth.
- Skin with burns is swollen, hot, tight and sensitive. Blisters may occur. Burns are severe if the changes last for more than 3 consecutive days. The burn should then be cooled (preferably by showering with cold water for as long as possible as this releases the accumulated heat from the skin).
- It is not recommended to apply any product on the skin that starts to peel, because then there is already a risk of infection and major complications. Care products that soothe the skin after sunbathing are sufficient if the burns are not severe. Otherwise, consult a doctor.
- The damaged area of the skin will soothe compresses with soothing and disinfecting properties (marigold extract, chamomile, beech). There are many homemade recipes for relieving sunburn. One of the recipes is to place sliced tomato slices on the sore spots (if the skin has not started to peel). Prevention is also a few trips to the solarium (before exposing the skin to the sun) and preparing the skin by staying outdoors.
- It is necessary to eat more vegetables with carotene (carrots, spinach, onions and tomatoes) a few weeks before going on vacation. Foods rich in protein promote the regeneration of skin cells (milk, cheese, soy, peas, butter. Avoid celery, parsley and fennel because they contain photosensitive substances (which cause dark spots on the body after sunbathing).
- Homemade aloe vera gel: Freshly prepared gel can speed up the healing of burns and prevent infection. Vitamin C, vitamin E and lavender essential oil can enhance skin healing and keep aloe fresh. Mix 1000 mg of vitamin C powder with 60 g of peeled and cut aloe vera leaf, one tablespoon of lavender essential oil and 800 international units of vitamin E. Put the mixture in a blender and mix. Keep the mixture in a glass jar in the refrigerator. Put a little mixture several times a day on the burn. The mixture will retain its freshness in the refrigerator for 2 months.
- Homemade face cooling lotion – the ingredients of this healing lotion are witch hazel, aloe vera, lavender and rose water. Mix one tablespoon of distilled witch hazel, 20 drops of lavender essential oil, 60 ml of rose water and 180 ml of aloe vera juice. Keep in a spray bottle. Keep the lotion in the refrigerator. Spray your face whenever you want.