Here are the risks of incorrect exposure to the sun
- Face sunburn.
Cool off. Wet the blanched area with cold water or place a cooled cloth over it for at least ten minutes. Then apply a soothing gel or cream with a natural base, such as aloe vera or calendula, and drink lots of water.
After calming the injured part, keep it sheltered from the sun by wearing a hat and apply a total protection cream to avoid further damage.
- Rashes caused by heat.
The polymorphic light eruption (PLE) is a reaction to UV radiation emitted by sunlight and affects 15% of people. It can be alleviated by stopping sun exposure, moving to a cool room and applying a cold compress. To avoid PLE, use high protection products containing zinc oxide, a chemical barrier that literally shields the skin.
- Chapped lips due to the sun.
The lips have no protection against the sun simply because the skin is thinner there than anywhere else on the body. A lipstick can have a protective factor around 4, more reason to apply a balm with a protection factor of 15 and repeat the application after swimming, drinking or eating.
- How to defend yourself from annoying mosquitoes.
If the stings have swelled and itch you to die, then there is a good chance that you are allergic to these infernal creatures. To try to alleviate the discomfort, tap the bites with calamine (the whitish stuff that your mother once put on chickenpox or, so to speak, a product similar to the zinc oxide creams that are used to change the baby's diaper) and / or with an antiseptic cream. Then add a few drops of lemongrass essential oil to the sunscreen, which is a natural insect repellent.
- The hydration factor
Research conducted in the UK by the Natural Water Information Service indicates that one in five people consume insufficient water throughout the day. The popular recommendation is to drink at least 1.5 liters of water per day (about eight to ten glasses), which is practically that many of us are bordering on dehydration. This is very bad for the skin, because our body is made up of about 70% of water, of which 35% is found in the skin, so the first thing the body does when you are dehydrated is to take away moisture from it. Drinking the right amount of water not only hydrates but also benefits the kidneys, which thus get rid of toxins, giving the skin a healthier appearance.
Not sure if you need more water? Then watch the urine. The darker the color, the dehydrated you are and the more you need to drink. If the thought of swallowing ten glasses of water a day is too much for you, try half a glass every half hour and you will easily reach your altitude.