Home Remedies

Published on August 30th, 2013 | by Tom


How to Get Rid of Sunburn

Sunburn, resulting from overexposure to ultraviolet radiation, commonly from the sun, will lead to red or reddish skin that is hot to touch. And you may feel general fatigue or mild dizziness if you get sunburn. If you are unfortunately a sufferer of sunburn, several home remedies can help you relieve the pain and speed the recovery. Try these home remedies here to get rid of sunburn right now.

  1. Drink plenty of water or other fluids to keep hydrating.
  2. Apply cold compress. Wet a washcloth with cold water and apply it over the affected area for half an hour to get a relief. Moisturize your skin with moisturizer immediately after the compress to prevent drying.
  3. Take a cool bath to ease the pain and help stop the skin from irritating. Avoid using soap or other products like bath oil which will irritate your skin. Never dry with towel, just let yourself air dry. Remember to apply moisturizer after.
  4. Baking soda contains antiseptic properties which can be used to treat the sunburn. Moreover, it helps reduce itchiness and remove dead skin cells.
  5. Tomato juice works for sunburn as well. Apply it directly to the affected area and let it dry then rinse with cool water.
  6. Apple cider vinegar is an effective sunburn remedy for many people. Mix one part apple cider vinegar and one part water then spray the mixture over the affected area. You can also add it to a cool bath.
  7. Make a paste out of oatmeal, aloe vera gel, a drop of tea tree oil, crushed vitamin E tablets. Apply this complex and maybe ugly looking paste over your sunburn. The antibacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties of tea tree oil can protect against infection that can happen during peeling, and the vitamin E is effective for cell renewal which is crucial to your skin healing. After rinsing the paste, you can moisturize with coca butter to keep hydrating and reduce the risk of scaring
  8. Egg white is helpful. Directly apply egg white over the affected area and you may feel better.
  9. Rely on plain old potato to relieve the pain caused by sunburn. Pat the affected area with pulverized potatoes. Let it dry and then take a cool shower.
  10. Turn to aloe vera. Both aloe vera gels and lotions are proper. They can sooth the pain as well as speed the recovery.
  11. Take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen or naproxen to relieve the swelling and pain.
  12. Try Noxzema as soon as you get home if you suspect sunburn. Originally devised to relieve the sunburn, Noxzema will treat your damaged skin effectively.

Prevention tips:

  • Prevention may be more important than treatment. Sunburn may be life-threatening sometimes if it leads to complications or skin cancers.
  • Wear sunscreen whenever you go out
  • Cover yourself with sun-protective clothing like long-sleeved shirt and pant, hat and sunglasses
  • Avoid going out between 10AM and 4PM if possible for the sun’s rays are strongest during that time.


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