Thursday, July 7, 2011

Natural Health: Sunburn

We all know we should prevent sunburns as much as possible. This should be done with physical barriers (sunscreens and clothing) and also by limiting sun exposure (staying in the shade and not going outside when the sun is at its highest). You can also help increase your skin's natural sunburn protection by eating foods with antioxidants, such as carotenoids found in brightly colored vegetables. If you get a sunburn, soak a washcloth in whole milk and apply to your skin. Fatty acids in milk will soothe the skin, and lactic acid is an anti-inflammatory.

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