Sunburn & Aloe Vera Gel

Sunburn & Aloe Vera Gel

What is Sunburn?

Sunburn is the skin’s reaction to ultraviolet radiation from the sun. It is very dangerous as UV rays cannot be seen or felt, and can damage the skin even when it is cloudy.

In Australia, the effect of UV rays can take place in a matter of minutes of being in sunlight and can leave a range of lasting symptoms.

Symptoms of Sunburn include:
– Redness of skin
– Pain and itching on the skin
– swelling and blisters
– skin that is hot to touch

Furthermore, sunburn present risks associated with UV radiation. The two types of UV radiation are UVA and UVB radiation. UVA radiation can penetrate the layers of the skin and lead to roughness, dryness and sagging. UVB is the more dangerous radiation which causes extensive skin damage and skin cancer.


Treating sunburn

Aloe Vera Gel is one of the most widely used natural treatments for sunburn. The soothing and cooling qualities of Aloe Vera make it perfect in the use of cooling and calming burnt and irritated skin. When enriched with vitamins, aloe vera gel can also nourish the skin and aid in the repair of sun damage.

Certain aloe vera gels contain vitamins which aid the repair process of sunburnt skin. An aloe vera gel that contains vitamin E act as an antioxidant for the skin and possess regenerative properties. Furthermore, a natural and non-greasy formula ensures that aloe vera gel can aid in treating sunburn without risk of further irritating the skin.


Avoiding sunburn

The most effective approach to sunburn is to avoid it by reducing your risk of getting burnt. This involves wearing sun protective clothing, using a sunscreen with an SPF factor of 30 or more, wearing a hat and sunglasses as well as seeking to shade where possible.