If you spent a little too much time outdoors and find yourself a new shade of red, you might find comfort in some of these easy home remedies for sunburns! Sometimes that summer sun can be so harsh that even with sunscreen you get a little overcooked outside.
10 Easy Home Remedies for Sunburns
UV Exposure is harsh on our skin, leading to aging quicker, possible skin cancer, and more. So protecting your skin with sunscreen is highly recommended. The painful itch, burning sensations, and swelling from sunburns are no fun, so try to prevent it the best you can with sunscreen!
When you go to apply sunscreen, do it 30 minutes before you leave! Make sure to cover all areas of your skin including hands, ears, neck, and so on. Make sure to reapply as directed on the bottle, and shoot for SPF 30 or higher. The sun is the strongest between 10 am to 3 pm, so make sure to take extra precautions during that time frame.
Apple Cider Bath
If you can handle the smell of apple cider vinegar, then start running a bath. Pour in 1/2 cup to 1 cup of apple cider vinegar and soak in the tub with some cool water.
Lavender and Chamomile Bath
Grab your essential oils and put a few drops of lavender and chamomile into a cool bath and soak! It will not only be soothing to the skin but oh so relaxing at the same time.
Baking Soda Bath
Grab your baking soda, put in two cups of baking soda, and some cool water and soak! This is another great bath soak!
Get a soft cloth and apply some witch hazel to it. Then use it to pat onto your skin. This acts as an anti-inflammatory relief!
Olive Oil: Use a little olive oil on the troubled areas, this has anti-inflammatory properties as well. Let sit for 30 minutes.
When you get a sunburn it can really dehydrate you. Make sure to drink a lot of fluids like water or even a sports drink. By staying hydrated it will help heal your skin.
I am sure most of you have used aloe vera on a sunburn, it works really well. Just apply it and let it soak into the skin! You can break off a leaf from a plant or buy a bottle in the store!
Apply cool, not cold milk to a cloth and pat onto skin. This will create a protein layer on the skin and help it heal and protect.
Mix cornstarch and water into a paste and apply to your skin. This will really help reduce the heat and pain you might be experiencing!
Apply fresh brewed black tea (once it’s cooled) to your skin with a cloth. The tannic acid in the tea can help draw out the heat from the sunburn!
Do you have any home remedies for sunburns? We’d love to add them to our list, so leave a comment below. We’ve also got a great list of home remedies for heartburn!
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