Under the skin, things get a little more complicated. The sun gives off three wavelengths of ultraviolet light:
UVC light doesn’t reach the Earth’s surface. The other two types of ultraviolet light not only reach your beach towel, but they penetrate your skin. Skin damage is caused by both UVA and UVB rays.
Sunburn is the most obvious sign that you’ve been sitting outside for too long. But sun damage isn’t always visible. Under the surface, ultraviolet light can alter your DNA, prematurely aging your skin. Over time, DNA damage can contribute to skin cancers, including deadly melanoma.
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. Normal symptoms in humans and other animals include red or reddish skin that is hot to the touch, general fatigue, and mild dizziness.
How soon sunburn begins depends on:
- Your skin type
- The sun’s intensity
- How long you’re exposed to the sun
Signs of Sunburn
When you get sunburn, your skin turns red and hurts. If the burn is severe, you can develop swelling and sunburn blisters. You may even feel like you have the flu — feverish, with chills, nausea, headache, and weakness
A few days later, your skin will start peeling and itching as your body tries to rid itself of sun-damaged cells.
THE AYURVEDIC APPROACH:
Ayurveda believes that people with pitta constitutions are more susceptible to sunburn, which can be cured by various herbs and fruits etc. One of them is raspberry oil.
Raspberry Oil helps in Sunburns:
- Absorbs UV-B and UV-C so useful as a broad spectrum sunscreen*
- Anti-inflammatory due to high content of alpha linolenic acid (the highest in any fruit seed oil) and phytosterols therefore helpful for eczema and psoriasis
- Anti-aging benefits due to content of ellegic acid (an anti oxidant).These study show that elegiac acid “reduced the destruction of collagen and inflammatory response, both major causes of wrinkles.” It also protects against ultra violet damage.
- Very high in Vitamin E – an antioxidant. Antioxidants in skin care are important to prevent oxidative damage which can lead to premature skin aging and skin cancer
- Very high levels of phytosterols that can help reduce trans epidermal water loss thereby helping to keep skin moisturized
- Phytosterols also help to repair skin damaged by environmental factors including sun damage
To get rid of sunburns you need to apply Use sunscreen
Cover any exposed areas of skin liberally with at least 1 ounce of broad-spectrum sunscreen That means sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays.
The sunscreen should have a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30. Follow these tips for applying sunscreen:
- Apply sunscreen about 30 minutes before you go outside.
- Use sunscreen even on overcast days because UV rays can penetrate clouds.
- Reapply sunscreen every two hours — or more often if you’re sweating heavily or swimming
Raspberry Oil, Coco Butter & Aloe Vera
Sun Screen Fairness Lotion- SPF 40PA+++
Sun Screen Fairness Liquorice UV Lotion with- SPF 40 brings you a special formula for the perfect sun protection. Where raspberry, coco butter and aloe vera are the great source of anti-oxidants which fights free radicals in the ageing process slows down the inevitable signs of aging and environmental stressors. It exfoliates hydrates and oxygenates skin to improve circulation and minimize irregular pigmentation This sun block ensures to provide your skin a balanced protection from UVA & UBA rays, thus reducing the harsh effects that the sun has on your skin.