The sun is out and I am a happy girl. Well, that is most of the time. When I get sunburn, I am not so happy.
When the weather cools down, I become very much like a bear and begin to hibernate. As a matter of fact, I get so little sun, that I am often deficient in Vitamin D.
HOME REMEDIES FOR SUNBURN RELIEF
Here are my best sunburn relief ideas:
- Vinegar Sunburn relief is my #1. Apple Cider vinegar works wonders. This is the remedy I grew up with. Using a cotton ball lightly apply the apple cider vinegar to the burned area. You can also use white vinegar. I use Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider
- Soak in the bathtub filled with cooler water and 1 – 2 cups of baking soda. Don’t use soap, pat to dry.
- Soak in a bathtub filled with tepid water and 1 cup of oatmeal. Rinse and pat dry. Don’t use soap, it might dry your skin.
- So many of us have heard of Aloe Vera. It really does work. Find a quality Aloe Vera gel and lightly coat your skin. You can place the Aloe Vera in the refrigerator for a further cooling affect.
- When the heat is too much to handle, wrap some ice cubes in a wash cloth and lightly lay it on the burned area. Apply several times a day as needed.
- Coconut oil has Vitamin E in it which is healing. Apply a thin layer on your skin to keep it soft and keep your skin from drying out.
- Apply a thin layer of milk on your skin. Let it sit at room temperature for a little while before you apply it. The milk will create a layer of protein that will help protect your skin.
- Cucumbers can be applied to the skin. They have natural analgesic and antioxidant properties.
- Essential oils like lavender and chamomile are another one of my favorite home remedies for sunburn relief. Mix a few drops with some water and place in a spray bottle and spritz your skin when needed. Never apply essential oils directly to your skin. (I use Aura Cacia Essential Oils, the company has been around for years and I trust them) [via]