When sun shows its head out from the clouds means that is time to go outside and soak all the sunrays. But, don’t forget to wear sunscreen! Otherwise, you will end-up with severe sunburn, because in the latest years, sunrays become more and more dangerous for the human body.
So, in case you forgot to apply some sunscreen on a hot summer day, and your skin burns like hell, then you are reading the right article.
Fortunately for all of us sun lovers, there are plenty of household remedies that you can use to cool down burning, itching and peeling after nasty sunburn.
So, scroll down and choose one of the below remedies that suits you best.
- Soak a washcloth in a bowl of cool milk, then gently lay the milky compresses on the burnt areas of your body.
- The milk will help create a protein film along your skin that reduces heat, pain, and sensitivity.
2. Cool Vaseline
- When you have a sunburn, it is important to keep your skin well-hydrated and moisturized, as it will improve the pain and accelerate the healing process.
- A great trick is putting Vaseline in the refrigerator for a few minutes so it goes on cold.
- The cold will soothe your sunburn, and the Vaseline will help restore your skin barrier, improving the healing process.
3. Oatmeal Bath
- One of the worst side effects of a bad sunburn is the insatiable urge to itch peeling skin. Drawing a lukewarm bath is just one of the many sunburn remedies that can quell the itch and soothe the burn.
- Add at least one cup of finely ground oats to the bath water and use your hand to swirl the water and evenly distribute the oatmeal.
- Then soak your body for 15 to 20 minutes.
4. Homemade Topical Cream
- For an isolated area like a finger or your lips, dissolve an aspirin in a tablespoon of cool water and make a paste.
- Apply to the affected area.
- Rinse off the paste after allowing it to sit on the affected area for five minutes.
- While you’re waiting for it to absorb, you could also take one of those aspirins to ease your pain and inflammation.
5. Yogurt – The Antibacterial Barrier
- Plain Greek yogurt has been known to provide immediate coolness and hydration to burnt skin when applied topically.
- Further, the yogurt’s antibacterial properties will help keep infections at bay on the areas you can’t stop scratching.
6. Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple cider vinegar is something of a miracle home remedy when it comes to rashes and burns.
- This is because, as an anti-fungal and antiseptic liquid, apple cider vinegar can be used to detoxify your skin.
- Simply dab a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar onto your sunburn (do this directly or using a cotton ball).
- It will not only clean the problem area but will also rehydrate the skin by restoring your pH levels.
7. Chamomile Tea
- Brew chamomile tea, thoroughly chill it, then use the tea bags to apply it to your burn.
- Honey works wonders for any type of burn, being more effective than some antibiotic creams, helping to speed up healing and get instant relief from a sunburn.
- Apply organic raw honey directly onto the affected area.
- Let it act for half an hour, and then take a lukewarm shower to remove the honey excess.
9. Baking Soda Bath
- Baking soda might sound a bit too harsh for your skin, but it will actually do an excellent job of reducing itching and improving inflammation.
- Just pour a cup or two of the powder into a tepid bath, then soak until the water turns cold.
10. Cucumber Paste
- Cucumbers are anti-inflammatory (hence why we wear them on our puffy eyes), they contain natural antioxidants, and they have analgesic (pain-relieving) properties.
- To take advantage of these benefits, chill and then blend two cucumbers to make a raw paste.
- Apply the creamed cucumber to any burnt or peeling areas on your body to soothe and heal them more quickly.