6 Tips To Treat Sunburns With Simple Home Remedies

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6 Tips To Treat Sunburns With Simple Home Remedies

Sunburns are caused by overexposure to the harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun that are very harsh during summers. They can do a permanent damage to your skin and may also lead to skin cancer if they are not immediately treated in a proper way.

Below are 6 tips that will help you to treat your sunburns with simple home remedies.

1. Use Ice Or Cold Compress

Using ice pack or cold compress (cloth dipped in cold water) will provide you an instant relief from that burning sensation which sunburns tend to give to your skin. They might make your skin feel a bit dry afterwards, so make sure to use a moisturizer once you are done.

2. Put Some Plain Yogurt On The Affected Area

Yogurt contains enzymes that heal and rejuvenate the outer layer of the skin. Take half a cup of plain yogurt and put it in a refrigerator for a while before you apply it on your skin.

Once it is nice and chilled, apply its thick layer to the affected area. Let it sit on your skin for a while and then wash it off with cold or normal water.

3. Potato Juice Always Helps!

Blend a few slices of potatoes with 2-3 tablespoons of water to make its juice. Now take some cotton pads (which are usually used to remove makeup), dip them in the juice and put them over the sunburns.

If you don’t want to get into all this hassle, then you can simply rub a potato slice on the sunburn and you will get the same results. Do it multiple times a day to soothe the sunburns and fade their spots. The same can be done with cucumber slices as well!

4. How About You DIY A Sunburn Cream At Home?

You can find various creams in the market that claim to treat sunburns. But, if you don’t want to spend your money on them, you can make their DIYed version too.

You will need :

2 tablespoons of a fresh Aloe Vera Gel
2 tablespoons of Rose Water
1 tablespoon of Witch Hazel
Some fresh mint leaves

Stir all the ingredients together and let the mixture sit aside for a while so that the ingredients can get infused. Remember to use only fresh aloe vera gel because the ones available in the market may contain chemicals and preservatives like lemon. Store the mixture in an airtight container and use it as needed.

5. Take A Bath

The continuous blast of water from the shower can make your sunburns’ situation even worse. So skip the shower and take a cool bath in a bathtub. Avoid using any soap or body wash while your sunburn is still healing. 

6. Make Skin Soothing Ice Cubes

Freeze rose water and aloe vera gel in an ice tray to make skin soothing ice cubes which you can use on the areas affected by the sun. Do not put the ice cubes directly on the skin. Just wrap them in any thin fabric before you use them.

Dipti Tiwari

Dipti Tiwari

Founder & Editor at Gorgeously Flawed
She is a young blogger from India. Currently, she is pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Arts. She started blogging to share the love for makeup and beauty, soon it became her most favourite hobby.
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  1. Helpful tips and home remedies to get rid from sunburns! great work.