Beat the sun...burns!

14 August 2020

Aloe Vera
When it comes to sunburn, most people reach for aloe vera. It’s the most common natural remedy for burned skin and an easy to maintain house plant. In order to use it, just cut open the plant leaves and squeeze out the clear gel inside. Apply aloe vera gel directly to the sunburned area of skin, ideally after a cool bath or shower.

Vinegar
 Use white distilled vinegar or apple cider vinegar. There are several options to apply it to your skin: Filling a spray bottle with vinegar and water to spray on your skin. Dipping a washcloth in vinegar, wringing the cloth out, and patting it gently on the affected areas. Or by taking a cool bath with diluted vinegar. 

 

Yogurt
 A favorite and very effective remedy.  Apply cold yogurt on your burn for 10 minutes to help your sunburned skin heal. Pick up a cold plain yogurt, one which contains a lot of probiotics that will help restore your skin’s natural barrier and spread a thin layer over your sunburn. Greek organic yoghurt would be a good option because thanks to its lactic acid, Greek yogurt is considered an anti-inflammatory.

Tea
 Fill a jug with warm water and drop in three bags of black tea. The tannic acid and theobromine in black tea helps remove heat from sunburn. Other compounds in tea, called catechins, help prevent and repair skin damage. In a more severe case of sunburn, you could also make a tea bath and soak in the tub.

Potato peels
 A vintage remedy for sunburns mentioned in many old writings. They provide much needed moisture and additionally, they carry natural antibacterial properties that aid in healing.

Cucumber
 To help restore your skin and lower its temperature use your blender. Blend a chilled cucumber to a smooth consistency and then apply it to the burned areas. You could also put shredded or sliced cucumbers on sunburned eyelids and skin for some topical relief, too.

 

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