Abstract

IMPORTANCE OF HERBAL COSMOCEUTICALS IN MANAGEMENT OF SUNBURN

Author(s): POORNIMA SHARMA, POOJA PITHAMBARAN AND TEJBIR SINGH

The use of Herbal cosmoceuticals increases day by day. They are used in the number of skin problems. But Now the days it was seen that their acceptance increased in sunburn treatment. Sunburned skin is one of the major risk factors for melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers. Therefore, Protection against exposure to UV rays is an important matter of concern. When UV radiations absorbed by the skin surface they produce harmful compounds called free radicals or reactive oxygen species (ROS), which can lead to cause skin cancer or premature ageing of the skin. To reduce the generation and damage of reactive oxygen species, researchers recommend the use of sunscreen to protect the skin from harmful UVR. Many herbal sunscreen formulations are available in the market and adopted by hypersensitive people. Some of them are Portulacaoleracea, Solanumlycopersicum, Aloe vera, Malusdomestica and Peumusboldus Molina. In this article, we discuss some easily available herbs and other measures for effective treatment. Some preventive methods are also discussed in this article.

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