How To Treat A Sunburn
Claire Miles - May 27, 2022

Changes

By Greta Zwaan

I sought for joy in peace, and rest to ease my weary mind,
Stressed out by such a heavy load, rest I just had to find.
My endurance could hold no more, my limits had been met,
I needed time to stand aside, sweet time to just forget.

But where to find the road to peace, an obscure trait to me;
My hectic lifestyle can't comprehend a way to set time free.
I've always rushed from A to B with no side glace allowed,
I had my life so well controlled; in truth, I felt quite proud.

No one could tell me what to do, I was a self-made man;
My schedules were controlled by me, I had a thorough plan.
'Twas good when all things went my way and no one interfered;
I had no one to answer to, my way was always cleared.

But years of this brought me no joy, though fortunes I'd amassed;
It seemed that all the things I owned would oh, so soon be past.
I had no friends that knew my plight, I kept myself at bay,
They all had troubles of their own; besides, what could they say?

They envied me with all my wealth, they never saw my pain,
I had life altogether, what more was there to gain?
But loneliness is terrible and emptiness is sad,
There seems no purpose for each day, no reason to be glad.

So now I wait; why? I don't know, but life for me must change.
There must be more than fortunes, a way to rearrange.
There has to be a purpose, and someone surely knows,
Why life is complicated, and days so full of woes.

Perhaps you have the answer, perhaps you know the route,
Perhaps you've traveled here before; if so, please help me out.
If need be, I'll be patient, I'll even take advice;
I'll gladly make the changes, no matter what the price.

I don't need independence, I've had my round of that;
I long for understanding, to know just where I'm at.
Someday I hope to thank you because you saw my need,
Perhaps with greater meaning, with purpose, not with greed.

I don't know how I got here, what lies ahead of me,
I'm grateful there'll be changes, I'm grateful to be free.

Sunburn is one of the most common skin conditions due to overexposure of the sun without proper skin protection. It happens when you do not use good quality sun protection. Sunburn can be recognized as reddish and heated skin that can actually itch. You should start with the treatment as soon as you notice the mark. If you do not this may lead to blisters that are filled with painful pus.

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The first step to treat sunburn is to avoid sun exposure. Try avoiding sun exposure as much as you can. This will help in healing the affected area as soon as possible. Furthermore, you can also avoid exposing your skin to heated environments. This will help to avoid any red marks. Start by taking cool showers. This will help to cool down the skin. Another effective method is to pat dry the skin and let some moisture stay on it. Top off with a good moisturizer so that your skin stays calm. You should also try incorporating water into your diet. This will help your body’s hydro level to stay constant. Furthermore, water will help balance any heated mechanisms in your body.

You can also try home remedies such as applying honey on the skin to calm it down. Moreover, you can take a cotton swab and apply some apple cider vinegar. This will exfoliate the skin surface which will help the top year i.e., the burnt layer to dissolve. Avoid using products that contain benzocaine as they may cause an allergic reaction. Moreover, if your skin has blisters try resting for a while. Do not pop them as they may lead to painful spreading of the blisters. It is essential that you take extra care while exposing yourself to such skin environments as it can lead to skin cancer.