Of course, it is lovely to spend summer days outdoors and get a tan, but when sunbathing results in sunburn, it's hard to find relief, thee 5 home remedies that will help you treat your skin.
We've said it a hundred times, it is important to apply SPF all year round, and to reapply it after a few hours, still, if you spend a considerable amount of time outdoors, you might get a sunburn. If it is severe, it is important to seek professional help, if you suffer from minor sunburn, you can treat it at home.
Treat sunburn with these 5 home remedies
1. Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is great to reduce inflammation – apply a mixture of apple cider vinegar and water onto a clean cloth and gently pat your skin. You can also spray the mixture for instant relief.
2. Frozen aloe vera gel
Aloe vera is well known for its benefits. It soothes itchiness, reduces inflammation, and helps skin recover from injuries. It is a good idea to use an ice cube tray to freeze aloe vera gel and apply it to your skin after you've exposed it to the sun.
Honey is well-known for its antibacterial properties, it can help head damaged skin and hydrate the area. Simply spread raw honey on the sunburn area, cover it, and rinse with water.
4. Black tea
Black tea is packed with tannic acid, a compound that can restore and maintain the skin pH balance. Brew some tea bags, and let them cool in the refrigerator. Apply cold tea bags on the irritated area to calm the irritation.
5. Have a cold bath
Ok, I know it is not very pleasant to have a cold bath, especially if you have burnt your skin, but it will help reduce inflammation and I promise you'll feel much better afterward.