Going to the beach is something many people look forward to doing in the summer. It is important that part of your beach routine be protecting skin against too much sun exposure. The fact is that even just one severe sunburn can put you and your loved ones at risk for future skin cancer and other problems.
To protect your skin from the sun, you should either wear protective clothing or sunscreen, or both. It is also recommended to stay out of direct sunlight during the peak hours when sun is strongest, between 11 and 3 pm. Sunscreen should be reapplied every one to two hours, especially during peak times and when swimming or wading in the ocean. The water has reflective properties that make the sun's rays even stronger than normal, and also washes off sun protection in a shorter period of time.
What To Do For Sunburn
Despite the best precautions, sun exposure still sometimes results in sunburned skin. If you should get sunburn, there are some effective ways to treat it so that you're feeling like yourself in no time. Sunburn can get worse for a short time after you are out of the sun, so if you can take a cool shower as soon as you get home, you may be able to stop the burn and prevent the condition from getting any worse.
If you can't take a shower right away, putting a cold, damp towel on your skin may also help. When you do shower, pat your skin dry (don't rub), and put some moisturizer like coconut oil on it to prevent dryness.
In some cases, these mild treatments provide relief from sunburn, but in other cases, the burn is too severe. When a stronger treatment is needed, it's hard to know exactly what will bring relief from the redness, blistering, peeling, and itching that can result from too much sun.
Can Noni Help Sunburn?
Noni juice or extract has been shown in studies to soothe and heal sunburn, and it also helps decrease skin irritation and redness. Scientists have identified specific compounds in noni that inhibit the sunburn and help it heal faster. Warming up noni leaves and applying them to skin like a compress has also been found to help sunburn of varying severity.
Noni is a Polynesian plant that is not well known to many people outside that area, but contains high levels of nutritional content that can be used to treat a variety of health concerns, from blood pressure and diabetes to all types of skin problems. Noni is one of the most potent plants known to man, and its effects on the skin are well documented.
In addition to healing the sunburn, noni seems to have powerful analgesic effects as well, meaning that it can ease the pain that sunburn can leave behind. Noni has been proven to reduce the pain and swelling of sunburn as well as other ailments like joint pain and arthritis.
Biconi's Radiant Skin Facial Cleanser contains both noni and coconut oil to soothe sunburned skin and get you feeling yourself again. It is gentle enough to use every day to keep sunburned skin clean and moisturized.