It would be good to have a warm sunbath, but if you are exposed for a long time in the sun rays then you would be affected by Sunburns. Here, you don’t need to panic, and the condition does not always require the attention of dermatologists.
We have listed out a few sunburn treatments to try it in your home below:
- A cold compress or Cold bath:
The treatment with something cold will be our first choice to cool down the burns. Cover the ice in a towel and place it in a plastic bag. Compressing the ice pack on the sunburns would comfort the skin by absorbing the heat content. If it doesn’t work, go for a cold bath to get immediate relief. You could also use some baking soda in the bath, which could balance the acid and alkaline levels in your skin to treat the burnt cells.
- Aloe vera:
Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory properties and enzymes which could aid in treating the sunburns. Apply the aloe vera on the affected skin; it could effectively soothe and repair the broken and burnt skin cells. Such pure aloe vera gel could also hydrate your skin as it contains 90% of water content.
- Chamomile tea:
The anti-inflammatory compounds present in this chamomile drink could induce the recovery of sunburns. Prepare a cup of chamomile tea and cool it down. Then apply the cold drink in the burnt area to relieve the burning symptoms and redness in your skin.
Similar to the other ingredients, honey could do also wonder on your skin. It not only cools down the burns but also moisturizes your skin. Once you applied honey on the affected area, the moisture content in the honey would get absorbed by the skin. It would reduce the swelling and redness. The damaged cells can be treated too due to the presence of various nutrients. The antimicrobial properties could also risk of infections.
It is still unknown to many people that oatmeal can show some impact in treating the sunburns, The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties world relieve the sunburns and also reduce the pain. Apply the thick paste made from oatmeal and milk in the burnt skin. It could hydrate your skin to reduce the stiffness around the affected area.
- Apple Cider Vinegar:
Despite its acidic nature, it has a significant role in the treatment of sunburns. Sunburnt skins are more prone to infections. But applying the diluted apple cider vinegar on the skin using a washcloth could stimulate the healing process due to malic acid. The ingredient also regulates the pH level of the skin and fights off the infection.
Cucumber is the fresh ingredient that could cool down the burnt area. Place the cucumber slice on the affected area to hydrate your skin and reduce pain as they contain antioxidants and analgesic properties.
If you keep yourself hydrated and healthy, you could prevent the sunburns and enjoy the sun but when the UV rays get stronger, you might face the burns which we hope could be treated by using one of the ways mentioned above at your home. However moderate or severe the symptoms are, get your treatment the earliest as possible.