Summer’s here, and its time for some cool beach vibes and head outside to soak up in sun. But after long hours spent outside in sun, you may also end up getting sunburn. Sunburn is a swollen, red, and painful that is caused due to overexposure to UV rays from sun. You can protect and treat this inevitable thing with some Home remedies for sunburn listed below.
Keep reading to know more about the remedies and its wellness to cure these itching, burning and peeling that come with damage from sun.
Home Remedies for sunburn
1. Cold water
One of the effective and simple ways to cool down the burn is cold water. Use an ice pack to pat the affected area or take a cold water shower to treat the burning sensation.
2. Aloe Vera
As known already, Aloe Vera acts as an cooling agent for skin. If you don’t have an aloe plant at home, its time to get one. The gel inside the aloe stem helps to treat and cool the burning, itching and sunburn relief. Break the chunk of the plant and extract gel from it. Apply the gel directly on the sunburn to get relief quickly. Repeat whenever necessary.
3. Essential oils
Essential oils such as Tea tree oil is very effective in treating the sunburn. Anti-inflammatory properties in tea tree oil helps to quickly relief the sunburn irritation and coconut oil helps soothes skin.
Mix 10 drops of tea tree oil with 30ml of coconut oil and apply on the affected area. Let it dry naturally. Repeat once daily for few days to completely get rid off.
4. Oatmeal bath
Oats are rich sources of Salic and anti-inflammatory properties that works great for sunburn and instant relief. Add 1-2 cups of oatmeal on bath tub filled with water. Soak and relax in the water and place the oatmeal on the affected area for 20-30 mins.
5. Green Tea Bags
Green tea is rich in anti-inflammatory properties that help revive sun damage and other skin issues caused by Sunburn. Refrigerate green tea bags for an hour and apply the cold bags on the affected area and leave it on for 30 minutes. Repeat multiple times daily to soothe your affected area.
Honey is one of the safest alternatives for sunburn. Anti-inflammatory properties in honey helps to treat wounds and soothes your skin. Simple apply honey on the affected area and rinse-off after 20 mins. Repeat as frequently as possible.
- Consume More Vitamin D rich foods like leafy vegies, citrus fruits, seafood, grains etc.
- Minimize Overexposure to sun rays.
- Never forget to apply sunscreen.
- After exposure to sun, take a cold shower and apply natural toner.
- Reapply sunscreen after a swim session.
- Carry necessary accessories like umbrellas and hats to protect yourself from UV rays.
The above Remedies helps to relief sunburn instantly and prevent it from turning worse. However, you must visit your doctor for a follow-up to heal completely, if the itching or red patches doesn’t heal in 1 or 2 days.