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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 July 18, 2019

10 Small Changes To Make Your House Feel Like A Home

10 Small Changes To Make Your House Feel Like A Home

Your house is more than just a building that you live in. It should be a home that makes you feel welcome as soon as you open the front door.

Making your house feel like a home is not something that simply happens on its own. You need to make some changes to a house when you move in, to give it that cozy, warm feeling that turns it into a true home. To help you speed the process, follow this guide to 10 small changes to make your house feel like a home.

1. Make the Windows Your Own

When you move into a home, they often come with boring Venetian blinds or less than attractive curtains.

One of the best ways you can instantly warm your home and make it showcase your style is to add some new window dressing. Adding beautiful curtains not only improves your home’s appearance, but it can also help to control the temperature.

2. Put up Some Art

If you have a lot of bare walls in your home, it will seem sterile no matter how beautiful your paint or wallpaper is.

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Hanging art on the walls will instantly give it personality and make it feel like home.

3. Improve the Aroma

A house that is not filled with inviting smells will never feel like a home. There are loads of ways you can make your home smell nice. There are tons of air fresheners on the market you can use.

Incense and scented candles are a nice option as well. Don’t forget that baking in a home is also a great way to fill it with an aroma that instantly smells like home as soon as you open the front door.

4. Put out Lots of Pillows and Throws

A great way to make your home look warm and inviting is to place lots of pillows and throws out on the furniture. It is much better to have too many pillows than not enough.

There is nothing like the feeling of sinking into a cushiony pillow that feels like a cloud to make you feel like you are at home.

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5. Instantly Class up Your Closet

If your closet is filled with wire or plastic hangers, it will never truly feel homey. To instantly make your closet feel classy, change out your old hangers for wooden ones.

Not only do they look great, but they are better for hanging your clothes as well.

6. Improve Your Air Quality

One of the most overlooked ways to make your house feel more like a home is to improve its air quality.

The easiest and best way to upgrade the air quality in your home is to change the old, dirty filters in your furnace regularly. Get some air filters delivered to your home so that you always have some on hand.

7. Fill it with Plants

Another way to improve the air quality in your home is to fill it with plants. You should have plants in every room of your home.

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They help to improve the air quality and they look beautiful. As well as making your home appear homier, plants also help to boost your mood and lower your stress levels.

8. Change the Doorknobs

Most people don’t really give their doorknobs a second thought unless they are broken. That is a shame because changing your doorknobs is an easy way to add personality to your home.

Changing your old, boring doorknobs to new ones that are works of art will instantly brighten your home.

9. Upgrade Your Tub or Shower

There is nothing like luxuriating in a whirlpool bath or steam shower to make the cares of the day melt away. Your family deserves a bit of luxury when they are in their bathroom.

Install a new shower or tub today to make your bathroom worthy of a place in your home.

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10. Fresh Cut Flowers

You can make any room in your house feel homier by placing a vase full of beautiful flowers in it. The gorgeous look and intoxicating aroma of fresh cut flowers will immediately brighten your day when you encounter them.

You don’t have to make all these changes at once. Try one or two a day though, and your house will feel like a home before you know it. The trick is to constantly keep adding these homey touches to make your home a place worthy of its name.

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