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Health Dermatologist says cold milk is best sunburn cure

11:31  11 may  2018
11:31  11 may  2018 Source:   countryliving.com

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Not to fret, as doctors say the secret sunburn cure is probably sitting in your fridge. According to New York dermatologist Dr Joshua Zeichner, cold milk is the number one way to soothe painful sunburns . Dermatologists say yoghurt or cream are also good alternatives.

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But on such days, it’s not uncommon to see many red-skinned bodies basking in the heat, as people don’t use the appropriate protection against the sun’s rays.

Sunburn occurs when the skin is damaged by harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, which turn the skin sore, red and warm. As your immune system attempts to heal your burned skin, it causes inflammation and redness. Ouch!

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But, whatever your skin type, it’s important to stay protected and wear the appropriate level of suncream.

But, if it’s too late for prevention and the damage has been done, what is the best way to cure your painful sunburn? It may be something you’ve got stored in your fridge right now…

Director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, Dr Joshua Zeichner, told Mail Online that a bowl of cold milk is perhaps the most effective way to cure sunburn.

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How does it work?

The Home Remedies For Life website states that, “protein found in milk reduces pain and discomfort. The fat content in milk locks the moisture in the cells to keep the skin hydrated.”

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How to fix it: Keep some cold milk in your fridge this summer to soothe sunburns . Some dermatologists suggest that enzymes in yogurt may be helpful as well , while others say whole or cream milk are not the best choices because the fat in them may just trap heat.

The cold temperature of the liquid will also help cool and soothe the inflamed skin. It's best to opt for skimmed milk due to its relatively high protein level.

How to apply it

Soak a cloth in the refrigerated milk and use as a cold compress against your sunburnt skin, without rubbing or causing friction.

Once the skin has been cooled and nourished by the milk, it’s essential to keep the skin moisturised without trapping in the heat.

When to see a doctor

If you are suffering from severe sunburn or are feeling unwell, the NHS advises that you contact your GP, go to your nearest NHS walk-in centre, or call NHS 111.

Severe symptoms include blistering skin, fever, dizziness, nausea, headaches and heat exhaustion.

Related: Why Does Your Skin Peel After A Sunburn? (provided by Wochit News)

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