4 Natural Home Remedies To Ease the Pain of Sunburn

We’ve all been there!  We somehow end spending too much time under the blistering sun, and before we know it, we have a miserable sunburn to deal with! Of course, we always regret not using sunscreen to protect our skin from the harmful UV rays, but of course, that is of little help in soothing the extreme discomfort of a sunburn.

This article lists four herbal home treatments to assist in easing the ache of sunburn:

1) Milk

The fat and lactic acids in milk are recognized to have soothing traits for sunburned pores and skin. Soak a soft material or cotton gauze in cold whole milk, and dab cautiously onto the blistered skin. Perform this step for round 20 minutes. After 20 minutes gently rinse the milk off with cool water.

2) Aloe Vera

It’s not surprise that Aloe Vera is one of the active ingredients in most creams and lotions you find at the health store.  Apply a generous amount of Aloe Vera lotion to the affected areas and rub the cream gently to avoid irritating the skin.  Make sure you purchase a product that has a high concentration of Aloe Vera Gel.

3) Tea

One of the active ingredients in tea is called “tannin” which has been shown to reduce the burning sensation associated with sunburns.  Start by  brewing a huge pot of tea. After brewing, set the tea aside and let it cool down completely.  Soak a soft cloth or cotton ball with the cold tea, and proceed to carefully treat the affected skin.  Another way of treating the skin with the cold tea, is to fill a spray bottle with the tea, and spray directly onto the skin.  As a bonus, you can use the cold teabags used in the preparation to cool down the areas around the eyes.

4) Water

This should come as a no surprise to anyone. Excessive sweating is normal when suntanning or spending a day under the unforgiving sun.  The excessive heat and sweating will end up depleting the skin’s water content.  As a way to reduce the inflammation associated with the sunburn, drink a lot of water. Hydration will go a long way in allowing your skin to rejuvenate and heal itself.

The best advice you can receive is to avoid excessive time in the sun, especially without any sun screen or being appropriately shaded from the sun.  However, things do happen, and we sometimes find ourselves dealing with a sunburn.  These 4 home remedies will help alleviate some of the discomfort associated with a sunburn.