In summers, sunburn is the very common problem. Sunburn changes the color of our skin. Sunburn is caused by overexposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun. Sunburn can vary from mild to severe. The extent depends on skin type and amount of exposure to the sun. Sunburn is a serious risk factor for skin cancer and for sun damage. So in this article, I will tell you some DIY remedies for sunburn.
|Best DIY Remedies for Sunburn|
Best Sunburn Home Remedies
Here is the list of all the best and effective sunburn home remedies. All the given remedies are simple and you can do it yourself at home.
- Wash and scrub two potatoes thoroughly, and then either grate them over a bowl.
- Now put them in a blender and there is no need to remove the peels. Give them a whirl until they’ve become quite liquid. If they seem too dry, you can add a small amount of water.
- Pour out the mixture.
- Soak cotton balls thoroughly in it, and apply to sunburn.
- An easier perhaps more effective method would be to soak gauze and lay it over the burn. If you’re using a grater, grate the potatoes over a bowl and apply the pulp, trying to get as much juice as possible. You can also try simply slicing the potatoes, and laying the slices directly on your burn.
2. Baking Soda
- Fill your bathtub with cold water. Add one cup of baking soda in your bathtub and stir well. Soak in the water for about 15 minutes. After getting out of the bath, pat dry or allow your body to air dry. Do this once daily until you get positive results.
- Apply freshly brewed tea after it has cooled to the sunburnt skin using a clean cloth. The tannic acid in black tea reportedly helps draw heat from the sunburned skin and also aids in restoring the pH balance. Add mint to the tea for a more cooling effect.
4. Aloe Vera
- Extract the gel from a section of an aloe vera leaf.
- Put the gel in the refrigerator for half an hour.
- Apply a light coating of the chilled gel on the sunburned skin.
- Allow it to dry on its own so the skin can fully absorb the medicinal properties.
- Do this five or six times daily for several days.
Apply cool, not cold, milk with a clean cloth to your sunburned skin. The milk will create a protein film that helps ease sunburn discomfort.
6. Apple Cider Vinegar
- Fill a spray bottle with pure unfiltered apple cider vinegar.
- Now spritz it onto your burn, or soak cotton balls and apply. Let it dry.