Sunburn Remedies at Home

People are attracted to the sun because it gives them that glowy and golden tan. Sunburns instead means exposing excessively to the sun, without using anything to protect your skin. However, if you have major burns and wish to do something about the pain, here is a short list of home cures you can try. All these natural ingredients will help with sunburns.

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Baking Soda

Add  a few tablespoons of baking soda to cool bath water and this a be very soothing. Soak the affected area for about 20 minutes. If you soak more than that, you risk drying out your already dry-like skin. When you’ve finished with the bath don’t towel off. Instead air-dry and let the baking soda sit on your skin until it fades away.

Oatmeal

Add this to bathwater and you will get an instant relief. Fill up the bathtub with cool water.  Don’t use any bath products like you normally do. Just, scoop 1/2 to 1 cup oatmeal  and mix it in. Another option is to buy Aveeno, an oatmeal powder products found in the pharmacy.

Aloe Vera Gels

This plant is an amazing cure for your burnt skin. Aloe Vera causes de vessels to constrict and also reduces the redness. You can find this plant at local nurseries. Just split open one of the broad leaves and apply the gel directly to the burn. Apply five to six times a  day for several days.

Hydrotherapy

The sun also dehydrated your skin not to mention fried it. So be sure to drink a lot of liquids while you are recovering from this sunburn. Drinking plenty of water means you will give your skin the chances to heal better. When you will notice your urine becomes clearer, this is a sign that you are well hydrated.

Potatoes

The plain old tuber can be a great pain reliever for sunburns. Cut the potatoes into small chunks and throw them in a blender. You will have to blend the mixtures until it runs liquid. Add water and the pat the burned area with the mixture. Leave the potatoes to dry on your skin and then take a cool shower. You can also apply this mash in a small cloth and place on the burn.

Cucumbers

Due to their high  antioxidant and analgesic properties, they will cure your burn in no time. Just mash these greens in a blender to create a paste, and apply the  paste  on the affected areas.

Tea

It might seem a bit odd to recur to  tea remedy when it comes to sunburns, but it works. Apply freshly brewed tea after it has cooled on your skin. Do this using a cloth. It helps if you opt for black tea because it contain tannic acid that help to draw the heat from a sunburn.

Vinegar

Vinegar is full of acetic acid. This ca can help ease sunburn pain, itching, and also the inflammation. Soak a few sheets of paper towels in white vinegar, and apply them to the areas. Leave them on until the towels are completely dry. Repeat as many times as you need.

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