When it comes to sunburn there is an old saying that says “Prevention is better than cure”, and indeed it is better to protect yourself rather than be sorry when it happens. Sunburn exposure can cause redness on the skin, pain, and blisters. On the other hand it can reduce the risk of skin cancer.
Lets put it this way. You are having fun on the beach you are swimming, you are playing in the sand but the most important thing you forget is using a sunscreen.
The first symptoms of sun exposure are redness, pain, tingling, blisters, swelling, nausea, chills and etc. So when you notice these symptoms you should immediately set apart from the sun and start the healing process. These home remedies can help you ease that pain:
11 Home Remedies for Sunburn:
1. Aloe vera
Aloe vera gel is one of the best when it comes to skin treatments. This amazing gel moisturizes the skin, soothes the skin and most importantly reduces inflammation. Since it is a natural remedy it is highly recommended by experts. Simply buy one aloe vera gel and apply the gel on your skin, or if you can break one leaf of aloe vera and use that liquid on your skin. You will immediately feel relief.
Take one bowl add half a cup of cold milk in it add two glasses of water and few ice cubes. Then soak one clean cloth and apply it on the affected area. The fat protein present in milk will have a soothing effect on the skin and the ice will cool down the temperature. Try not to use this remedy if you have blisters.
3. Yogurt and lavender oil
Yogurt is probably the most famous natural remedy used against sunburns. It moistures the skin and relieves the pain. You can also use a mixture of yogurt and lavender oil by adding two cups of yogurt and 4-5 drops of lavender oil. Then use a cotton cloth and apply the mixture and the irritated spot. As we sad yogurt will reduce the heat and lavender will reduce the redness.
4. Oatmeal bath
Lie down in a bathtub filled with lukewarm water and add oat flakes Oatmeal has anti-inflammatory properties that can stop the pain. You can also make an oatmeal paste by wrapping the oatmeal in gauze.
5. Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar acts like antiseptic and restores your pH.
6. Cold compresses
Soak one gauze in a cold water and place it on your skin, or if you can have a shower with cold water.
Make a mixture from tomatoes and apply it on the burned skin.
8. Green tea or chamomile
Boil a bag of green tea let it cool down a little bit and then with a cloth put on your body. You can put if you want tea bags directly on your skin.
Honey has antibacterial effect and it has already been proven in the healing skin wounds.
10. Shaving cream
Even do it sounds strange many shaving creams have an ingredient that cools sensitive skin and relieves the pain instantly.
11. Baking soda
Make a mixture of baking soda and water soak a cloth and then apply it on your skin. In this way you will create an alkaline environment because of the antiseptic properties present in the baking soda.
Soon as you notice the symptoms drink an aspirin. Aspirin reduces the pain and even the inflammation of the skin. Try not to give any aspirin to children or teenagers. Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.
Word of warning
In case you have blisters, fever, dizziness or headaches that can’t be tolerated immediately visit a doctor.