Homemade Remedies For A Sunburn

Homemade Remedies For A Sunburn

Our skin is the largest organ of the body, I am super careful what I put on it.  I stay far away from lotions and creams that are filled with chemicals that I can’t pronounce.  So, what do I do when I burn?

Cucumbers can be applied to the skin.  They have natural analgesic and antioxidant properties.

Coconut oil has Vitamin E in it which is healing.  Apply a thin layer on your skin to keep it soft and keep your skin from drying out.

Aloe Vera.  It really does work.  Find a quality Aloe Vera gel and lightly coat your skin.  You can place the Aloe Vera in the refrigerator for a further cooling affect.

Baking Soda. Soak in the bathtub filled with cooler water and 1 – 2 cups of baking soda. Don’t use soap, pat to dry.

Apple Cider Vinegar. Add one cup of apple cider vinegar to a warm bath. The vinegar helps balance PH levels across your skin, which helps promote fast healing!

Oatmeal Bath. Add a two cups to your bath, and soak in the substance. This helps reduce that awful itch! Add a couple drops of lavender essential oil for extra healing!

Tea. Brew up a cup or two of black tea! After it has steeped, let the tea completely cool. Use a washrag to dab it on the sunburned areas of your skin. Also Read instructions for a Tea Bath:  DIY Sunburn Treatment

 Cold Compress: You know a nice cool shower of bath will cool a fiery sunburn, but lying in cold water might be a bit chilly after a while. Instead, you can apply a cold cloth or a few ice cubes wrapped in a towel directly to the burn.

 

Avoid a Sunburn. According to WebMd.com to avoid a sunburn you should:

  • Apply sunscreen to all exposed areas of skin about 30 minutes before you go outside. Look for a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30.
  • Put on more screen every 2 hours while you’re in the sun, or right after swimming or sweating.
  • Wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses.
  • Use a lip balm with an SPF of 30 or higher.
  • If you get a sunburn, take a cool shower or bath, and use a moisturizer or an over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream. It should ease the fiery feeling.

Be sure to check out this post:  A Visual Guide To Skin Cancer

 

Treat your sunburn with these home remedies.