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Top Sunburn Remedies

Posted on 02 September 2020

The Top Sunburn Remedies

You did it again – you swore you’d keep reapplying sunscreen to not get burned, but the sun and fun got the best of you. Now you’re left with a painful sunburn and stick out like a sore thumb. Luckily, with the help of a few common household items, you can alleviate your pain and soothe your skin.

Natural Aloe Vera Gel 

If you have an aloe plant, break a leaf off and squeeze the natural gel straight from it and put it in the fridge for a few minutes (if you prefer it cold). Then, apply it to your sunburnt areas for some relief and a nice cooling effect.. If you don’t own an aloe plant, purchase straight aloe vera gel with no additives or preservatives. Aloe will also help moisturize the skin to prevent peeling caused by the burn. 

Green Tea 

Make a cup of green tea, let it sit for 5-7 minutes, then soak a clean washcloth in it and place it in the refrigerator for a few minutes. Apply the washcloth as a compress to your sunburn allowing the anti-inflammatory properties soothe your skin.

Coconut Oil 

Natural coconut oil helps soothe sunburnt skin. Start with a cool (not cold) washcloth to slow the burning feeling. Once cooled, apply a layer of coconut oil and let it seep into your skin, providing the comfort your skin craves.

Witch Hazel

Witch hazel contains anti-inflammatory properties, which is great when dealing with sunburns. Wet a washcloth with cool (not cold) water and douse it with witch hazel. Lay the cloth on your skin and let it sit for a few minutes. Move the cloth as needed to calm your skin on various parts of your body.

Hydration 

Hydrating your body is crucial when you have a sunburn! It’s important to increase your water intake and consume foods that are rich in water such as cucumbers, watermelon, strawberries, and cantaloupe. Consider it a wonderful summer treat as you help your skin from the inside out :).

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