Aromatherapy Treatment for Sunburn
For mild, widespread sunburn use Chamomile oil, either in a bath or add 5 drops to a small bowl of water and carefully dab on to unbroken skin. With children essential oils for the bath should ideally be pre- diluted in 5 ml (1 tsp) of Sweet Almonds or similar oil. If the sunburn is more severe use Lavender oil in similar ways or apply neat on to any blistered areas. As aftercare for the dream leathery looking skin use essential oils of Chamomile, Lavender Rose or Sandal wood diluted at 2 per cent in a base oil such as sweet Almond and gently massaged in twice daily. Very dry skin may benefit from the use of
The Risk Of Skin Cancer
An increasingly frequent sequel to excessive exposure to the sun is skin cancer and reductions in the Earth's ozone layer make this likely to become dramatically more common in future years, even in countries some distance away from the Equator. In any case thesun has an ageing effect on the skin, so enjoy it but use goodsuntan cream andafter sun moisturizing crea, and keep out of the midday sun if possible. REMEMBER: unbeds do not protect against sunburn so you still need to take it carefully when out in hot sunshine, and use the appropriate sun protectionfactor (SPF ) lotion. Wheatrerm oil at 10 per cent of the base oil for extra nourishment.
Herbalism Treatment for Sunburn
Firstly cool the skin as for Burns or by applying a chilled infusion of either Chamomile (Chamomilla recutita) Elderflower (Sambucus nigra) orLavaender (Lavandula vera) flowers.Marigold (Calendul officinalis) cream may be usedafterwards, or else apply the blood red oil of St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforation) which will take away much of the burning painvery quickly - it hasbeenused to good effect on radiation burns.Pure Aloe verajuice isanother highly soothing cooling andhealing herb.
Homeopathy Treatment for Sunburn
Apply cantharis forwhenthere is an intens burning sensation before or afterblisters have formed, andUrtica urens forsunburn with andintense andpersisten stinging sensation. For milder burns then apply Hypericum aqnd or Calendula cream.
Naturopathy Treatment for Sunburn
Aftercooling the affected areas apply Vitamin E cream,as well as takingVitaminEinternally ( up to 500 in daily ) to improve healing and stop scarring. Widespread sunburn may heal more quickly ifadditional VtaminC is taken (up to 1,000 mg daily for a few days). Sunburn is likely for a few dehydration so take plenty of fluids (spring water and fruit juices but notalcohol) in the short term.