Every year we wait for summer to catch the perfect tan and to take a bath in the ocean or sea. But these pleasures, sometimes, end with some unpleasurable pains such as sunburn. And the best way to prevent sunburn is to apply sunscreen while you lie on the sand, but if you didn’t do that, you can call to some handy and effective natural remedies.
Coconut oil: a little coconut oil applied to sunburned skin will relieve pain, will moisturize skin and it will heal wounds caused by sunburnt.
Milk: a piece of gauze soaked in milk, preferably goat milk, and then applied to the place affected by the sun, will calm the pains caused by sunburn.
Baking soda: Add a few tablespoons of baking soda in the bathing water and stay there no more than 15-20 minutes otherwise you risk getting a dry skin.
Potato: peel and wash well 2 potatoes, cut them in small pieces and put them in the blender until they become a paste. Place the paste on a piece of gauze and put directly on the affected sunburnt area. Change the gauze every 1 hour. Another option is to prepare a potato juice by placing in the juicer 2 raw potatoes and apply the juice on the painful areas. Let it dry then take a lukewarm shower.
Aloe vera pulp has anti-inflammatory and healing properties. You can take the leaf from a 3 year old aloe vera plant, crush it well and mix it with water. Apply the mixture with a sterile piece of gauze on the affected areas by repeating the operation 2-3 times a day.
Certainly these are just a few of the natural remedies you can use to treat yourself in case of sunburn. If you know more, you can share them with us.