3 Jul 2021
Sunburn is a condition in which skin, when exposed excessively to the sun, gets burnt. Sunburn is caused by the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Too much exposure to UV light can damage your skin, making it red and painful.
Fortunately for all of us, there are plenty of natural ways to relief the burning, itching, and peeling that happens because of the sun.
Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe Vera gel is a good remedy for sunburn. It cures the burning sensation and redness caused by the sun heat. It causes constriction of blood vessels. You can buy the Aloe Vera plant from a local nursery. To extract the aloe vera juice from the plant, cut the aloe vera leaf. The gel will come out of the leaf. Apply the gel on the affected skin directly. Do this remedy five times daily until the sunburn is cured.
Baking soda doesn’t just remove stains but also banishes the sting from your sunburn. All you need to do is mix about four tablespoons of baking soda with a little amount of water, soak some cotton balls with the mixture, then apply it to your skin. Simple as that and you’ll find yourself sting-free once again.
Cucumbers have natural antioxidant and analgesic properties. Chill cucumbers, then blend in a blender to create a paste and apply to affected areas including the face.
Use either plain water from the faucet or add a few ice cubes. Dip a cloth into the liquid and lay it over the burn. Repeat every few minutes as the cloth warms. Apply several times a day for a total of 10 to 15 minutes each.
Carrot Seed Oil
The oil prepared from carrot seeds helps to keep away the precancerous spots and is greatly advantageous to skin that has been damaged by the sun. The carrot oil is laden with beta carotene, a precursor of vitamin A. This is an antioxidant that helps ward off against skin cancer that has been caused by sun exposure.
As the sun fried your skin, it also dehydrated it. Be sure to replenish liquids by drinking plenty of water while recovering from a sunburn. Being well hydrated will help to heal the burning skin better. You’ll know you’re hydrated when your urine runs almost pale yellow to deep amber in color.
Mix two egg whites in one tablespoon full of honey and one tablespoon full of witch hazel. Mix it well. Apply directly to the affected area to get a cooling, relieving sensation.
There are some amazing green tea benefits have recorded and treating sunburn is one of them. Green tea is known to keep the weight under control, taper down lupus symptoms, and many more magical acts. The green tea bags can be soaked in chilled water and then applied on the areas that have been burnt.
The sticky stuff’s been used as a topical burn salve since Egyptian days. Study suggests it may work better than some antibiotic creams at speeding up healing, reducing infection, and minimizing pain.
Wrap an ice pack or a bag of frozen veggies in a soft towel and apply to the burn. Never place ice directly on skin as it can cause frostbite and more damage.
Johnswort Essential oil
Have bath with cold water mixed with lavender oil. You can add some tea to the bath water. You can use green tea for this. Apply chamomile or elderflower infusion on the skin. You can also apply the calendula and chickweed infusion. Mix Vinegar and water in equal amount. Fill the solution in a spray bottle. Spray the liquid on the affected skin.
Kukui Nut oil
Kukui nut oil is very popular in Hawaiian Islands. You can use vitamin E topically by rubbing it on the skin. For this, you have to mix the vitamin E capsule with the oil, and apply on the skin. You can also use tocopherol acetate supplement on the skin.