At Home Sunburn Relief Remedies: Did you spend a little to much time out in the sun yesterday and now have a nasty sunburn? Here are some great home remedies for easing the pain with items you probably already have.
After doing a good amount of research, we found that these are the most common natural remedies.
Vinegar: Vinegar is a great way to treat sunburn,it is most effective after a cool or tepid shower.
You will need:
-1 cup apple cider vinegar
-a spray bottle (optional)
Take a water only shower if possible. Fill a spray bottle with pure unfiltered apple cider vinegar, and spray it onto your burn, or soak cotton balls and apply. Let it dry.
Milk: A cool milk compress is one of the quickest, simplest and low-cost ways to treat sunburn. The cool temperature of the milk with help ease the heat, while the milk creates a layer of protein to help your skin heal.
You will need:
Pour a bowl of milk high enough so that you can thoroughly soak your soft cloth in it. When the cloth is saturated, let the excess liquid drain off. Drape across your burn, pressing gently so that it stays in place, and leave it on for as long as needed. If the milk in the bowl becomes room temperature chill it before re-dunking your compress.
Cucumber: Cucumbers can provide instant relief to sunburned skin. Not only is a cool cucumber soothing to the burn simply because its cool, but its antioxidant and analgesic properties promote healing and further relief from discomfort. You can either apply cucumber slices directly to the skin or make a cucumber paste and apply to the skin.
Baking Soda: Adding a few heaping tablespoons of baking soda to cool bath water makes a sunburn-soothing remedy. Just keep your soaking time down to 15 to 20 minutes.
Oatmeal: Oatmeal added to cool bathwater offers another wonderful relief for sunburned skin. Fill up the bathtub with cool water-scoop 1/2 to 1 cup oatmeal — an ideal skin soother — and mix it in
Potato: A potato makes a great pain reliever. Take two washed potatoes, cut them into small chunks, and place them in a blender or food processor. Blend or process until the potatoes are in liquid form. Add water if they look dry. Pat the burned areas with the pulverized potatoes. Wait until the potatoes dry, then take a cool shower.
Water: The sun not only burned your skin, but dehydrated it. Be sure to replenish liquids by drinking plenty of water while recovering from a sunburn.
Pain relievers: Nonprescription pain relievers such as aspirin and ibuprofen can relieve pain and cut the inflammation of a sunburn.
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