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.