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ESSENTIAL OILS THAT WILL HELP YOU EASE SUNBURN

 

ESSENTIAL OILS THAT WILL HELP YOU EASE SUNBURN

How often have you underestimated the sun while sunbathing and had skin burns? That kind of discomfort is one of the worst during the holidays and can significantly reduce your holiday enjoyment and, most importantly, damage your skin.

 

SUN PROTECTION: WHEN IS IT NEEDED?

Effects of the sun should never be underrated, even when it seems it's nowhere to be found. Harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays are present throughout the year and can easily break through the dark winter clouds. Moreover, some studies have shown that the sun's rays are reflected by the clouds, resulting in the radiation becoming more dangerous and focused. That is why it is recommended to wear sunscreen always, not just during the summer.

 

 

NEGATIVE CONSEQUENCES OF SUN EXPOSURE

The most drastic effect of excessive sun exposure and the burns that come after it is skin cancer. The most susceptible to this condition are fair-skinned people with a more impressive number of moles. Before going out in the sun, it is essential to determine the intensity of UV radiation and what protection is appropriate at that time. Also, explore the optimal time you can spend in the sun without getting sunburns and actually getting the positive from the sun.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF SUN EXPOSURE 

The sun is mostly a silent enemy, although it has various benefits that help us. However, the emphasis is always on the harmful outcomes because we often exceed the optimal time for sunbathing and sun exposure.



You only need to sunbathe for five to ten minutes, two to three times a week, for an excellent sun effect. The sun is known to produce vitamin D, and moderate exposure will help nourish our skin. It is the only vitamin our body can create by being exposed to the sun, but you can also get it through food. Vitamin D is essential for calcium regulation and maintains bone and tooth health.

The only time you should be exposed to the sun for a more extended period is if you are a dark-skinned person. In that case, you have more melanin, and vitamin D is harder to absorb. Vitamin deficiency will cause osteoporosis and osteomalacia.

 

THE SUN MAKES US HAPPY

Although the consequences of sunburn are severe and we are more likely to overdo it with sunbathing, our body still loves the heat provided by the sun. It improves our sleep and reduces stress hormones. That's why we're so carefree and relaxed in the summer. A beach is a place of happiness and peace; that's where the sun is. The sun also relieves depression because it develops the hormone of happiness.

So it's no wonder when we get carried away in the summer and get sunburns due to excessive sun exposure. It is undoubtedly challenging to assess what is too much and moderate. How often do we have to apply a protective factor, and which parts of the body need it the most. There are no worries and wit in summer, our thoughts are extinguished, and all we want is to cool off in the sea, bask in the sun, and laugh with our loved ones.

HOWEVER, YOU ARE SUNBURNT. CAN ESSENTIAL OILS HELP YOU?

When we get redness and skin irritation in the summer, we need to react and nourish it. Try to recover it and mitigate any consequences. Essential oils can help us with that because of their quality natural ingredients. We already know that we can find everything we need in nature because our body is her best friend.

Important notes before relying on essential oils to relieve sunburn:

  • First, it is recommended to test a more minor skin patch by applying oil and monitoring for potential reactions.

  • The oil is used at a later stage of the burn when it no longer hurts, but there is still discomfort.

  • Due to their strength and pungent scent, essential oils should not be applied directly to sunburned skin without prior dilution. It is recommended to mix the essential oil with water, and basic oil, such as coconut or chilled gel.

  • Avoid ingredients that can further irritate the skin.

 

BENEFITS OF USING ESSENTIAL OILS TO REDUCE SUNBURN

  • Relieve pain: Mint is perfect for moderate to severe sunburn because it
  • provides a feeling of cooling. This significantly relieves pain by stimulating the cold receptor and narrowing inflamed blood vessels.
  • They reduce discomfort: Eucalyptus has similar properties as peppermint oil, reducing irritation, pain, and other aches.
  • Antivirus effects: Tea tree oil is anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, and antivirus. Since we all have staphylococcus on our skin, by rupturing the skin, it enters the cells, and an infection occurs. Therefore, it is anti-inflammatory and microbially good for treating the skin.

 

OILS THAT HELP WITH BURNS AND RELIEF OF SYMPTOMS

Peppermint

Although peppermint contains several active ingredients with known health benefits, menthol's the most powerful.

Peppermint Essential Oil has been recognized as a cooling agent and can help relieve pain and tighten the skin for an hour or more. You should dilute a small amount of essential oil with coconut oil.

The health benefits of menthol studied include:

  • anti-inflammatory
  • antibacterial
  • antifungal
  • antiseptic
  • vasoconstrictor, narrowing of inflamed blood vessels

Eucalyptus

Extracts of the evergreen eucalyptus plant are known to contain compounds that are:

  • antioxidant
  • anti-inflammatory
  • antibacterial

Eucalyptus Essential oil has been shown to have antiproliferative or anticancer activity, preventing the spread of cancer cells.

Tea tree

Tea tree extract is an herbal remedy for various health problems, including most skin conditions. Some sunscreens and lotions contain tea trees.

The active ingredients in Tea Tree Essential Oil give it properties that are:

  • anti-inflammatory
  • strengthening immunity
  • antibacterial
  • antifungal
  • antivirus

True lavender

Lavender plant extracts have at least seven active ingredients known to stimulate skin regeneration and strengthen immune function. 

Lavender Essential Oil has been linked to several health benefits. It reduces anxiety but also relieves pain. 

Add it to the base oil (coconut) and apply the mixture to the skin to see if it provides relief for your sunburns. In addition, a short sniff of lavender can relax you.

The lavender essential oil also has properties that are:

  • antibacterial
  • anti-inflammatory
  • antifungal

They help reduce the symptoms of pain, redness, and swelling and reduce the risk of infection.

CAREFREE NATURE WITH THE HELP OF NATURE

Sunburn doesn't feel nice. It's itchy, it burns, it's irritable. It will ruin our fun and enjoyment. That's when nature comes to our aid so that we can enjoy the sea, sun and friends more easily. KAIAA and essential oils are at your disposal – to help you enjoy summer as much as possible.



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