Natural Home Remedies for Sunburns

1. Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil offers antifungal, antibacterial, and carminative properties that can help calm painful sunburn.

2. Black Tea

Black tea may have anti-inflammatory properties, and its capability to reduce inflammation could prove to be a source of relief for sunburnt skin.

3. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is an effective treatment for sunburn. The acetic acid in vinegar alleviates pain, itching, and inflammation. Pour one cup of white cider vinegar into the tepid bath water and soak.

4. Ice

Wrap an ice pack or a bag of frozen veggies in a soft towel and apply to the burn. Never place ice directly on the skin as it can cause frostbite and more harm.

5. Aloe Vera

The gel from inside this cactus plant eases discomfort, speeds healing and moisturizes skin. Either split a plant leaf and apply the sap directly to the skin, or buy pure aloe vera gel.

6. Milk

Place a washcloth or cotton gauze soaked in cool milk on the reddened area to create a protein film that eases discomfort and reduces heat.

7. Wear Loose Clothing

As your skin is fixing itself, make a point to wear garments that don’t adhere to your skin. Your skin is your body’s biggest organ, so it’s ideal to give it some space to move around as it mends from a noteworthy horrendous scene like a burn from the sun. Normal filaments, for example, cotton or bamboo, make for the best post-burn from the sun covers.

8. Yogurt

Yogurt is considered an anti-inflammatory and can be used to soothe and moisturize sunburned skin.

9. Honey

The sticky stuff’s been used as a topical burn salve since Egyptian days. It may work better than some antibiotic creams at speeding up healing, reducing infection, and reducing pain.

10. Baking Soda

Soaking in bathwater mixed with baking soda or cornstarch can relieve inflammation and itching.

11. Drink Plenty of Water

Sate your thirst with plenty of water, which replenishes the moisture in your skin. Hydration speeds the healing time.

12. No Soaps

If you’ve had a sunburn, then do not try to make it heal by applying different soaps for it can only make your skin dry. Go for creams rather than the soaps.

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