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Sunburn Treatment: 10 Home Remedies for Sunburn Relief

Sunburn Treatment: 10 Home Remedies For Sunburn Relief:  Don’t we look forward to a warm summer after the chilly winter to enjoy pool parties, barbeque, cool summer dresses and so on? Yes! We all enjoy the funny activities on sea beach as summer is the best time to get the golden tan for some people, while most are of feared the scorching sunrays and skin damage due to sunburn. However, if we want to enjoy the summer activities without the tan, we have to follow few steps that are fruitful enough to get a cool complexion even in summer at the time. Stay with us we are coming with the coolest ideas for Sunburn treatment and 10 home remedies for sunburn relief.

Sunburn Causes:

Sunburn is most common incident as our skin remains uncovered when we go out in the scorching sun. It is not possible to use sunscreen every time, and most of us even do not habituate to it. So being unconcerned about the damage that UV rays cause to our skin is one the common reason we get tanned in Summer in just 10 minutes. Yes! Only 10 minutes exposure to scorching sun rays is enough to change the skin condition. As the skin turned res as the UV rays affect the living tissue of the skin and as a result DNA of the skin starts to damage.

Generally, Sunburn Depends on the Following Factors:

• Individual’s skin type.
• How intense was the sun ray?
• Is there any minimum protection such as sunscreen, umbrella or long sleeved covered dress?
• How long the skin soaked in the sun rays.

Sunburn Symptoms:

• At first, the skin turns red.
• In severe sunburn causes the affected skin started swelling and developing small blisters.
• After few days the skin started itching and peeling of the outer surface of the skin.
• In some cases, nausea may occur.

Sunburn Treatment: 10 Home Remedies For Sunburn Relief: 

1: Cold Milk:

Milk is skin friendly and gives it the required hydration to become smooth and soft. It works very well to treat a sunburned skin.

How to use:

• First, wash the affected parts with normal water and pat it dry.
• Take one up of cold milk in a bowl.
• You can add mint oil to get extra benefits.
• Wet a cotton ball with the milk and gently apply on the affected skin.
• Wait for a few minutes so that the milk got dry and formed a layer on the skin. It locked the moisture of the skin to bring back the softness.
• Keep it for 1 hour to get the proper relief.

2. Banana Paste:

Banana is readily available at home, and it can give you instant relief from the burning. It contains moisturizer with vitamins and minerals. All the ingredients work to repair the skin and bring back the normal glow.

How to Use:

• Take half of a banana and smash it with a spoon.
• Add two or three drops of lemon juice and one tea spoon of milk into it.
• Mix up all the components to form a smooth paste.
• Apply it with the help of a spatula and wait for 30 minutes.
• Repeat this thrice a week if you got second-degree sunburn.
• Banana paste calms down the irritations with a soothing effect on the damaged skin surface while lemon juice and milk work to lighten the skin tone.

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3. Alovera Gel and Honey:

Both are natural products that work to heal sunburned skin. Aloe vera is best known for its power to cure pain and burn since the ancient age when there were no cosmetic products. This succulent plant contains colourless jelly-like juice with lots of potent antioxidants to hydrate the skin. Honey also has antiseptic properties that help to cure wounds faster than anything.

How to Use:

• Take a grown-up leaf of aloe vera and peel off the outer skin.
• Collect the jelly-like substance in a bowl and mix it well with one tea spoon of honey with a spoon.
• Apply the mixture on the skin. Let it stay for one hour.
• Wash it with lukewarm water.

4. Cornstarch and Coconut Oil:

This well-known kitchen stuff is useful to get rid of any kind of rashes and skin irritations. Coconut oil hosts a high level of saturated fat that works as a moisturizer on the skin. It hydrates the dry, sunburned skin and locks the moisture.

How to use:

• Take two tablespoonfuls of cornstarch. Add plain water into it to make a smooth paste of thick consistency.
• Add three to four drops of coconut oil with it and stir it well.
• Apply to the affected area with a spatula evenly. Allow it to dry for 30 minutes.
• Then wash it off.

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5. Tea and Mint Pack:

Green tea is the storehouse of antioxidants which is beneficial for health and skin. It resists the inflammation that occurs due to sunburn and improves the skin condition. Unlike Green tea mint or Pudina has a refreshing and cooling effect on the burn as it contains Menthol in a reasonable quantity. With its antibacterial properties Mint helps to heal the burn affected area.

How to Use:

• You can take green tea bags (four or five) or loose green tea leaves that we use for making tea at home. Boil it into two cups of water to get the liquor.
• Take fresh mint leaves and grind it with a hand mortar or mixer to make a smooth paste.
• Add the tea liquor into with the mint leaf paste.
• Apply it on the area where the skin becomes reddish.
• You can also use black tea liquor if green tea is not available.
• Wait for half an hour so that the area gets dry to get its benefit. Wash it off with lukewarm water.

6. Papaya and yoghurt paste:

Ripe papaya is such a vegetable that is equally beneficial for health and beauty. It has skin brightening properties that help to get rid of pigmentation caused due to Sunburn. The enzyme papain and alpha-hydroxyl acid works as an exfoliator and clear the dead skin. Yoghurt, as we all know, contains all the benefits of lactic acids to rejuvenate skin texture and moisture.

How to Use:

• Cut one or two pieces from a fully grown ripe papaya. Peel it off.
• Smash it with a grinder.
• Take two teaspoonfuls of sour yoghurt and the mix the two components well.
• Apply it to the area. At first, slight irritation may occur.
• Allow the paste to dry for 45 minutes and then wash with normal water.
• Repeat it for thrice a week to get the normal glow back.

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7. Take Protection:

Prevention is always better than cure and so before you go out in summer, be aware of your dress. Do not wear sleeveless outside especially during midday time. Don’t forget to use a sunscreen with a well SPF content to give your skin minimum protection. If you are going to a beach, use sunshades and hats. Drink enough water to keep your body hydrated.

8. Tomato Paste with Multani mitti:

Tomato, as we know, serves different health benefits. It has lycopene, which is a kind of carotenoid that has antioxidant properties. When our skin gets burn in the sun ray, the outer layer of skin epidermis gets damaged due to the activities of free radicals. Only a strong antioxidant can inhibit the free radicals to spread out. Multani Mitti or Fuller’s Earth is well known cosmetic clay that use as a face mask to absorb all impurities from the skin surface.

How to Use:

• Squeeze one tomato and take the juice in a bowl.
• Add two teaspoonful of Multani mitti into it and mix it well so that it becomes a thick paste.
• Cover the reddish skin evenly and allow it to dry for one hour.
• Wash it with normal water. Repeat it twice in a week.

9. Orange Peel:

Orange peel has natural oil and vitamin c. Apart from that, it contains citric acid. All the ingredients work to lighten the skin tone and help to get rid of the blemishes. It works as a natural bleacher.

How to Use:

• Orange peel powder is available in the market, but if you can use the fresh orange peel, it will give the best result.
• Take the required quantity and grind it to get a smooth paste.
• Also, you can add few drops of lavender oil, if available.
• Cover the sunburned area with the paste and keep it for one hour. Wash it off with normal water.

10. Cucumber Paste with Lemon Juice and Sugar:

Cucumber is a natural toner. When it mixed with lemon and sugar, it acts well on the affected skin to stop the free radicals and save the skin from further damage. Sugar acts as a scrubber.

How to Use:

• Cut half of a cucumber and grind it to take the juice out of it.
• Add two or three drops of lemon juice and one teaspoonful of sugar into it.
• Mix it well and apply on the burned area with a cotton ball. Let it dry for 30 minutes and wash it off.

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Coolest way to Avoid Sunburn:

1): Try to go out during the peak hours when sun rays are intense.
2): Use necessary outfits such as a hat, sunglass with UV ray protection etc. to avoid the direct ray.
3): drink fruit juice or water to keep your skin hydrated.
4): apply sunscreen lotion before you are going to a beach or sunlight at least 20 minutes before.
5): Wear covered cotton outfit.
6): Immediately use cold water or ice water to use as a compressor if you get sunburn. This will slow down the irritation.

So friends, hope the coolest remedy for Sunburn Treatment will work for you if you get sunburn. But as prevention is the best way to avoid such situation, so follow the necessary steps that will help you to stay glowing and shining even in summer time.

Dr Maria

MD. Board Certified physician. Fellowship In Family Medicine UK. 8 years of medical experience in Lifestyle-related health disorders. Graduated from AIIMS – All India Institute Of Medical Science, INDIA

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