Natural remedies to ease the problem of sunburn
If an individual has ever experienced sunburns, then he/she knows how hurtful it can be. The skin becomes hot and red and it may also cause dehydration, nausea, flaking, peeling and blistering in the skin. People with fair complexion, sensitive skin and with previous history of skin wounds are more prone to sunburns. To avoid this problem, people should use sunscreen lotions, hats, umbrella, sun glasses etc. when going out in the sunlight. However, if the conditions of sunburn emerge even after taking these precautions, one can use natural ingredients to eradicate them.
Few natural remedies to get rid of sunburns are:
Apple cider vinegar is a great cure to help with blazing sensation and can also help in preventing the skin from coming off. One should use soft cloth or cotton ball to apply the vinegar on the affected area.
If one likes to drink tea several times in day, move to green tea. Drinking green tea will aid in increasing fluids in the system; while chilled green tea can be applied on the skin directly. One can also use tea bags for topical applications.
The coldness of such tea really soothes burning sensation.
Cool bath or shower can assist in putting the moisture back on the skin. However, do not continue it for too long as it can have opposite effects also. Avoid scented soaps during shower and do not even use exfoliating pads on sun burnt areas.
When the sunburn occurs on the face, one can use special remedy for curing it. Make a paste out of olive oil, barley powder, egg white, milk and honey. Apply it on the affected region.
Cabbage or lettuce leaves are very useful for sunburn treatments. Take a few leaves and keep them in refrigerator for some time. When they get very cold, place them on the affected area. It will provide great relief in a short time.
Cucumber juice is also capable to lessen the redness and inflammation of the skin and to make it soft. Take 1 tbsp cucumber juice and add 1 tbsp milk to it. Use this mixture on the sun burnt areas, especially on the face.
Marinate 3 to 4 black tea bags in a tub full of warm water. Bathe in this water when it gets cool. As tannic acid is present in this tea, it will reduce the pain of sun burn. One can also use chamomile tea in place of black tea.
Other products that can be applied on the skin are aloe vera gel & creams, calendula oil, rose water, potato slices, mix of buttermilk and tomato juice, mustard oil, mix of turmeric powder and milk and many more. The basic idea behind these products is to provide a cooling sensation to the skin and avoid itching, irritation and red skin caused by sun burns. These products are cheap to employ in everyday life and have no side effects on the skin.
Moreover, one need not go to the beauty stores to buy these products, they are readily available in the kitchen itself.