Don’t miss the Natural Remedies for Sunburn Infographic below!
With the weather getting hotter and the sun getting stronger, it is going to become more and more difficult to avoid sunburn. Although one should always take preventative measures when going out in the sun, it is easy to get sunburn, even when being cautious. If you have painful sunburn, try some of the natural remedies below for relief:
Aloe Vera is one of the best natural remedies for sunburn and itt has been known as the “burn plant” for centuries. Aloe Vera soothes the burn and speeds up the healing process. While Aloe Vera gel can be found in tubes in drug stores, the most effective relief comes fresh from the plant. Aloe Vera gel feels cold on your skin, immediately cooling and soothing your burn. Learn more about the health benefits of aloe vera here.
As stated in the article 10 Home Remedies for Sunburn from howstuffworks.com, oatmeal acts as a skin soother and can provide instant relief for sunburn. Fill up your bath tub with cool water and add ½ to 1 cup of oatmeal and mix it in. Air-dry your body and do not wipe the oatmeal off your skin when you are finished.
According to motherearthliving.com, a cool bath is the quickest way to calm sunburn, and baking soda and lavender essential oil are two more natural remedies for sunburn that are great for soothing the skin. They provide a recipe for a lavender-baking soda bath:
Add the baking soda and lavender oil to your bathtub, which should be filled with cool water. Stir the ingredients well to dissolve the baking soda. Soak for at least 15 minutes.
For a sunburned face, apply a yogurt mask to relieve the pain and reduce redness. Motherearthliving.com offers a recipe for a yogurt and chamomile natural face mask:
Mix the ingredients, apply to your face and let it sit for 15 minutes. Rinse off gently with water.
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