Description, Symptoms & Causes
A sunburn is a form of radiation burn that affects living tissue, such as skin, that results from an overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, commonly from the sun.
Usually, normal symptoms in humans and other animals consist of red or reddish skin that is hot to the touch, general fatigue, and mild dizziness.
An excess of UV radiation can be life-threatening in extreme cases. Exposure of the skin to lesser amounts of UV radiation will often produce a suntan.
Excessive UV radiation is the leading cause of primarily non-malignant skin tumors. Sunscreen is widely agreed to prevent sunburn, and some types of skin cancer.
[Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia]
Remember that sun is very good for you and your skin. Sunlight converts cholesterol into vitamin D.
Like everything else in life, it is the excess that does the damage.
An interesting statistic is that ever since the advent of sun-block creams there are more (much more) cases of skin cancer.
We need sunlight on our bodies.
How To Get Rid of Sunburn
Silverlab Healing Gel was designed especially for burns and sunburn. Apply liberally as needed.
You will find that the pain, inflammation and redness are reduced within minutes.
Silverlab Healing Cream should be used when the pain has been relieved to moisturize the skin. The 18% avocado oil also has certain healing properties
Natural Health Tips From Jan J Lategan
- Sunscreen cream, wide brim hat or umbrella.
- Colloidal silver gel or Aloe immediately after exposure and then 4-5 times per day.
- Sunlight reflected from sea water, sea sand, and snow or even sunlight through the clouds on an overcast day can be just as harmful as direct sunlight.
- UV is actually higher on a semi clouded day due to refraction.
[Natural Health Tips 2012 Jan J. Lategan pg.81]
Excerpts from Jan J. Lategan’s Natural Health Tips. Purchase Jan’s amazing book by phoning him on 021 913 2382 or 082 290 2281. The books are available in English and Afrikaans. Every household should have one.