Best Ayurvedic treatment for Sunburn - Alveda


Sunburn from the point of view of Ayurveda

Sunburn is red, painful skin that feels hot to the touch. It usually appears within a few hours after too much exposure to ultraviolet light.
Within a few days, your body may start to heal itself by peeling the damaged skin's top layer. After peeling, your skin may temporarily have an irregular color and pattern. Sun exposure and repeated sunburns accelerate the skin's aging process, making you look older than you are.
Melanin is the dark pigment in the skin's outer layer that gives skin its normal color. When you're exposed to UV light, your body protects itself by producing melanin faster. The extra melanin creates tan. A suntan is the body's way of blocking UV rays to prevent sunburn. Sunburn increases the risk of other skin damage, such as dark spots, rough spots, and dry or wrinkled skin. It also raises the risk of skin cancers such as melanoma.
During the summer, Pitta dosha tends to increase, which dehydrates the skin and leaves it patchy and dry.  Ayurveda advices to treat this condition by applying coconut oil, which heals the patchy dryness. Ayurveda offers many types of sunscreen and offers information on how to create your own sunscreen that is less harmful to your skin and body. It is also a good idea to use an umbrella to protect your skin.
If you are sunburned, Ayurveda offers many natural remedies to help you detach as soon as possible.

How Ayurvedic doctors treat sunburn

Ayurvedic remedies are simple and effective, and since they are all natural, there are usually no side effects. We advise consulting an Ayurvedic doctor to choose the best Ayurvedic remedy for sunburn.
Ghee or clarified butter is a great way to treat sunburn in a natural and effective way.
Pure coconut oil is also very helpful when applied to sunburned skin.
Cucumber is full of water, which is an ideal source of healing for dry, flaky and cracked sunburned skin. Cut open a cucumber and rub it on the affected area for almost instant relief. Cucumber helps reduce the pain and redness of a sunburn.
Aloe vera is another great Ayurvedic remedy for sunburn. It intensely cools and helps moisturize damaged skin.

Tips for effective Ayurvedic treatment of sunburn

  • Aloe vera is most effective when used in its natural form or in gel form
  • Grind one cucumber into a paste, add two tablespoons of lemon juice and apply to the skin
  • Watermelon rind, when applied to the affected area, soothes the skin and helps reduce blistering or redness caused by sunburn
  • Mix 1 teaspoon sandalwood and 1 teaspoon turmeric with rose water and apply this cooling paste on sunburns
  • Yogurt is a good outdoor cooling applicator for sunburned skin
  • Drink as much water as possible

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