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5 Effective Tips To Prevent And Get Rid Of Sunburn Fast

5 Effective Tips To Prevent And Get Rid Of Sunburn Fast

Summer is finally here! Get ready for more frequent occasions of sun burn because we simply just can’t get enough of the sun, can we? Here’s a video by Jennifer Chiu that provides 5 effective tips to prevent and get rid of sunburn fast.

Frequently Asked Questions on Sunburn

1. What makes some people more prone to sunburns?

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  • The body directs melanin to areas of the skin which is hit by UV rays.
  • Melanin protects the skin from the damaging effects of UV rays.
  • People with more melanin (who are darker) have more protection. They also have a lesser tendency to get sun burns compared to people with lighter skin (with lesser melanin).

2. Why do I have to take care of sunburns quickly?
Sunburns are dangerous and can form into blisters, hives, or even bleed if left untreated

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3. Is it okay to put baking soda paste on your face?
Yes, it is fine to put baking soda paste on your face. However, before you do, apply some onto your skin, probably on the back of your hand first to see if there are any allergy effects.

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4. After putting baking soda paste on my face, do I let it sit or do I rub it into the skin and wash it off immediately?
You can get rid of sunburn by applying the paste on your face and letting it sit for 15 minutes before washing it off with warm (and then cold) water.

5. Can you avoid a suntan after getting a sunburn?
Suntans and sunburns are two separate subjects altogether. Suntans are caused by melanin which protects our skin from the harmful UV rays, while pain is caused by a protein called CXCL5, which stimulates pain receptors. Because melanin is gathered at the spot of the onset where the UV rays strike, it is not possible to avoid a suntan after a sunburn.

Featured photo credit: 5 tips for sunburn via youtube.com

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Last Updated on May 15, 2019

How to Tap Into the Power of Positivity

How to Tap Into the Power of Positivity

As it appears, the human mind is not capable of not thinking, at least on the subconscious level. Our mind is always occupied by thoughts, whether we want to or not, and they influence our every action.

“Happiness cannot come from without, it comes from within.” – Helen Keller

When we are still children, our thoughts seem to be purely positive. Have you ever been around a 4-year old who doesn’t like a painting he or she drew? I haven’t. Instead, I see glee, exciting and pride in children’s eyes. But as the years go by, we clutter our mind with doubts, fears and self-deprecating thoughts.

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Just imagine then how much we limit ourselves in every aspect of our lives if we give negative thoughts too much power! We’ll never go after that job we’ve always wanted because our nay-saying thoughts make us doubt our abilities. We’ll never ask that person we like out on a date because we always think we’re not good enough.

We’ll never risk quitting our job in order to pursue the life and the work of our dreams because we can’t get over our mental barrier that insists we’re too weak, too unimportant and too dumb. We’ll never lose those pounds that risk our health because we believe we’re not capable of pushing our limits. We’ll never be able to fully see our inner potential because we simply don’t dare to question the voices in our head.

But enough is enough! It’s time to stop these limiting beliefs and come to a place of sanity, love and excitement about life, work and ourselves.

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So…how exactly are we to achieve that?

It’s not as hard as it may seem; you just have to practice, practice, practice. Here are a few ideas on how you can get started.

1. Learn to substitute every negative thought with a positive one.

Every time a negative thought crawls into your mind, replace it with a positive thought. It’s just like someone writes a phrase you don’t like on a blackboard and then you get up, erase it and write something much more to your liking.

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2. See the positive side of every situation, even when you are surrounded by pure negativity.

This one is a bit harder to put into practice, which does not mean it’s impossible.

You can find positivity in everything by mentally holding on to something positive, whether this be family, friends, your faith, nature, someone’s sparkling eyes or whatever other glimmer of beauty. If you seek it, you will find it.

3. At least once a day, take a moment and think of 5 things you are grateful for.

This will lighten your mood and give you some perspective of what is really important in life and how many blessings surround you already.

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4. Change the mental images you allow to enter your mind.

How you see yourself and your surroundings make a huge difference to your thinking. It is like watching a DVD that saddens and frustrates you, completely pulling you down. Eject that old DVD, throw it away and insert a new, better, more hopeful one instead.

So, instead of dwelling on dark, negative thoughts, consciously build and focus on positive, light and colorful images, thoughts and situations in your mind a few times a day.

If you are persistent and keep on working on yourself, your mind will automatically reject its negative thoughts and welcome the positive ones.

And remember: You are (or will become) what you think you are. This is reason enough to be proactive about whatever is going on in your head.

Featured photo credit: Kyaw Tun via unsplash.com

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