Treatments for Sunburns
people get severe sunburns multiple times each year, without seeming
to go out into the sun much at all. Others lose track of time while
they're having fun outside. Whatever the reason for the burn, severe
sunburns can be quite painful, and they can be damaging to the skin
as well. The good news is there are many natural ways to relieve the
pain of a sunburn, along with preventing blistering and help heal
the sunburn faster too.
black tea is an excellent remedy for sunburns, or mild burns. Simply
soak some tea bags in cool water long enough to release the tannin.
You'll know when it's released because you'll see the dark tea color
of the water. Lay these cool, wet tea bags onto the burned area for
ten to fifteen minutes at a time, or dip a clean cloth into the tea
itself, and pat this onto the burned region. The tea will take the
sting, heat, and pain away, plus it may turn the burned skin to a
white distilled vinegar or apple cider vinegar is another excellent
remedy for sunburns. Both will take the pain from the burn, and apple
cider vinegar can often prevent or heal blisters. You can either create
a cool compress of vinegar to apply to the sunburned areas of the
skin, or put some vinegar into your bath water and soak in it.
Vitamin E in gelcap or liquid form is another excellent sunburn remedy.
Apply the pure liquid to the sunburned skin, and it will remove the
pain and itching, soften the skin, and often prevent peeling. Taking
extra Vitamin E by mouth also helps.
Vera juice or gel. Use pure aloe vera gel, juice, or a live plant
leaf. Smear the aloe vera onto the affected area to ease the pain and
itching, prevent peeling, and speed up healing.
water or baking soda also help take away the sting and pain of a sunburn,
and can help prevent blistering too. Sea salt is best if you have
it on hand, but plain table salt can be used too. Baking soda is already
salty, so there's no need to add salt to it. These remedies can also
make the skin drier, though, so following up with aloe vera or Vitamin
E oil is usually best.
oatmeal will soften and soothe the skin, reduce the pain, and help
start the healing. Make the oatmeal slightly watery, then apply it
to your skin. You can either cook the oatmeal then cool it, or use
it raw mixed with cool water. Don't massage the burned area
if you're using raw oatmeal because it's an exfoliant and may cause
the skin to start peeling away before it's ready. Mixing aloe vera
juice and/or tea into the oatmeal helps further.
using oils or lotions on sunburned skin because these will hold the
heat in and cause more blistering. Also avoid products with fragrances
and chemicals because they can cause additional pain, stinging, and
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