Natural Remedies for Sunburn Relief
Exposure to the sun without protection may result in sunburn, which may be painful, red, blister, peel, have inflammation, and itch.
Here are some tried and true sunburn remedies. These can be used on any type of sunburn – whether it’s from the tanning bed or the sun.
Everybody that once you’re burnt from a tanning bed, you won’t be able to tan until the sunburn has healed. With that being said, take your tanning one step at a time and don’t rush into it.
If you get a sunburn. There are several Home Remedies for Sunburn Relief. You can do to provide yourself with sunburn relief.
1. Aloe vera gel
Aloe is very useful in sunburn treatment. Aloe can relieve the pain and itching of sunburns. It also helps your sunburn heal more quickly. Aloe vera gel, aloe juice, and aloe ointment are all good products to apply to sunburns.
Be sure to keep your burn moist with aloe to reduce pain and the amount of peeling you experience. This is one of the most popular remedies for sunburn out there.
You can buy aloe vera gel at supermarkets, department stores and online also.
2. Lemon Water
Lemon water is another one of the great remedies for sunburns you may want to utilize. Juice three lemons and put the juice into two cups of cool water. Put the lemon water onto the sunburn for relief from the burning sensation associated with the condition.
Not only will the lemon water cool your skin, but it also promotes healing of the burn and disinfects as well.
Aspirin is another sunburn remedy you may want to use for your painful burn. Aspirin can help relieve the pain of sunburns. To make an aspirin paste, crush two aspirin in a pill crusher or with the back of a spoon.
Make sure the aspirin is crushed very well and place into a cup or a bowl. Add a little water to make a paste. Dab onto your burn. Alternatively, you can mix the crushed aspirin with Maalox and dab onto your sunburn.
Before you use either of these aspirin sunburn remedies. Be sure you can tolerate aspirin topically. Additionally, do not leave the aspirin paste on more than one overnight. Wash your skin off in the morning.
4. Potatoes Juice
Potatoes can also be used in sunburn treatment. Wash two potatoes thoroughly and cut them into small pieces. Place the pieces of the potatoes into a blender and blend until the potatoes are a liquid.
If the potatoes look a little dry before you blend them. You can add in a little water. Dab your sunburn with the potato juice to relieve the pain. After your skin is dry, take a cool shower.
5. Ice & Cool Showers
Applying ice to sunburn will stop the burning process in your skin. It provide you with temporary relief. Also, you can take a cool shower or bath to soothe your skin. If you don’t want to freeze your butt off in a cool shower.
Try lying down with cool washcloths on the burnt skin. Once you feel the cool cloths getting warm, change them, and repeat. Do this for however long you want. If you do choose to take a shower, be sure to pat your skin dry. Don’t let soap hit your burnt skin, especially shampoo. Soaps will irritate your skin even more.
6. Cucumber Slices
Cucumbers are cool and soothing. That’s why a lot of women put them on their eyes to reduce puffiness. They have the same effect on sunburn too. If you don’t want to lie down with a bunch of cucumber slices on your skin.
You can also try pureeing the cucumber into a paste. Add ice to make sure the cucumbers stay cool. Apply the paste on your skin. Let sit for about a half-hour, and then rinse it off in the shower.
7. Cold Tea
This remedy works with brewed tea, which has been chilled. You can probably use any tea that you want. Once the tea has been chilled.
Pour it into a spray bottle. Spray the tea onto the burnt areas of your skin. You can also soak a washcloth in the tea, and put the clothes on your skin.
You may think that vinegar is a strange remedy. It really does provide relief. You can use white vinegar or apple cider vinegar for this. Pour about 2 cups of vinegar into a bathtub full of lukewarm water. Do not take a hot bath!
Sit in the water for about 20-30 minutes. Another option is to make a solution of half vinegar half water in a spray bottle, then spray your skin with the solution. Let it dry on your skin. Although you will smell like vinegar for a while, it’s definitely worth it. I’d rather smell like vinegar than to suffer from the burning and itching of my sunburn.
Of course, the best treatment for sunburns is prevention. Be sure to use sunscreen and/or protective clothing whenever you go out into the sun. It is generally recommended that you use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and apply it every two hours while you are outside enjoying the sun.
If you get sunburned. However, you may want to try one or more of these sunburn remedies to relieve the uncomfortable symptoms of the condition.