Most of us have experienced sunburns at least once in life and we will all agree to it: It’s damn irritating! With the sun shining bright (and brutal) in the sky, being a victim again is not at all hard, especially for the ones who love to stay outdoors.
So what should you do to fight sunburns? Stop going out in the sun? That is not a solution. That’s jail. So, instead, look for remedies that will help you recover quickly from painful sunburns.
Most of the remedies that I have discussed below can be carried out with easily available household items. So, without further ado, let’s quickly find 3 fail proof remedies to relieve you from sunburns.
- Cool icy water
Sunburns are nothing but inflammation of the skin and the best way to treat inflammation is to let it cool down. So if you have the availability, you can take a dive in the nearby lake or river. Although avoid dipping in chlorinated water – the chlorine is not good for your skin, and for sunburns, it makes things worse. But for most of us, a dip in cool water bodies is not possible.
So you can instead opt for cold baths and cold showers. Also, remember that a popular practice to treat sunburns is to apply ice directly to the affected area. However, I don’t recommend it personally. It may feel good at the moment but it actually makes things worse for your sensitive skin.
- Adding baking soda and oats to your bath regime
Soaking yourself into a bath that has a few tablespoons of baking soda and oatmeal in it for almost 15-20 minutes can help minimize sun damage – it may sound weird but trust me it works.
This soothes irritation and helps the skin to retain its natural moisture. Further, when you are experiencing sunburns it is never a good idea to use a scrub, or be harsh with your skin with any other products.
- Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe vera has been a go-to remedy for so many ailments, from kidney infections and stomach upsets to sunburns and many other skin diseases. There are a lot of households that have potted aloe vera plants, and apply the fresh gel on their faces and other body parts.
If sunburns are of your concern then you can also follow the same method. Applying the gel directly to the skin fresh from the plan will provide soothing immediate relief. Having a plant is the best option but if you do not have one, 100% Pure Aloe Vera gels are easily available at pharmacies.
- Seeking Professional Help
When things have gone beyond your control, it is always better to seek professional help instead of brushing it off by saying “it’s just a sunburn”. Because they can always get worse.
There are many laser and skin clinics out there that can help you with immediate relief and also advise some prevention techniques. If you are based in Melbourne, you must definitely visit https://medicalaesthetic.com.au/
- Chamomile tea
Chamomile tea will not only boost your energy but when applied, will also help your skin get some relief from sunburns.
But don’t you apply it hot! Make and brew the tea the normal way and after that, let it cool. Don’t apply it directly but rather take a cloth and dip it in it and then apply to the affected area. People who are allergic to pollen should avoid this form of treatment and stick to the previous points.
Over to you…
Although, sunburns are not considered dangerous. But if you leave them untreated, it not only makes you irritable but will also increase the risk of other diseases.
Besides, using these homemade remedies is so easy. However, like I said, if you feel things have gone out of your control, it is always wise to seek professional help.