Natural Ways To Treat Sunburn At Home

By: Rima Chowdhary

Other than the hot climate, what concerns me the most is dehydrating issue and treating sunburns! So, this article is for those of you who are looking for home remedies to treat sunburn.

In spite of regularly applying ounces full of sunscreen on face and body daily, I am left with sunburned skin.
Sunburn and summer season go hand in hand, and you simply cannot escape this problem during the hot days.

Well, if you can't escape the problem of sunburn, you can at least try to treat it by using some simple and easy home remedies, ain't it?

So, have a look at these natural ingredients to treat sunburn and help your skin heal the natural way.


1. Potato Paste

Potato paste can do wonders on sunburned skin, and it claims to treat tanned skin within two days of continuous application. Take two potatoes and wash them thoroughly. Now, cut them into few pieces, so that you can grind them easily.

If you are not using a blender, you can also grate these potatoes without removing the cover.

Now collect the potato paste in a bowl and dip a cotton ball in it. Once the cotton ball has soaked the potato juice, use this on your sunburned skin.

Trust me, using potato paste is one of the easiest ways to treat sunburned skin. Potatoes work wonders and are extremely useful in treating the sunburned area.


2. Baking Soda

As we have already said, baking soda has countless benefits over skin and one among those is treating sunburned skin.

Baking soda contains a unique property of soothing the skin and treating the burned area. Take some baking soda in a bowl and add some water to it.

I cannot say the quantity because it depends upon the area you want to apply, but make sure that you make thick white paste and the consistency is not too runny.

Then, dip a cotton ball in the paste and apply it on your sunburned area. Wash it off after some time.


3. Green Tea Bags

Green tea bags are of great use even if you have brewed your tea once! For me, I save all these green tea bags after brewing the tea because they are of great use and provide exceptional benefits over the skin.

Store some green tea bags in the refrigerator and keep them over the sunburned skin when cold.

Or else another way to treat sunburned area is to empty some green tea bags and brew it for some time. Allow the water to cool down and apply it on your sun-tanned skin.


4. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera gel needs to be on the list due to its cooling and smoothening properties. Other than treating sunburn, aloe vera blesses you with glowing and flawless skin always.

Scoop out some fresh aloe gel from an aloe vera plant and apply it directly on your skin. Repeat using this remedy twice a day.

You should try to apply some pure aloe vera gel rather than buying it from the market.


5. Apple Cider Vinegar

Vinegar has been a part of skin beauty care regime for more than 100 years, and it is useful even in treating sunburned skin.

Vinegar has been useful in treating tanned skin, and hence it can be used without giving a second thought.

Take some apple cider vinegar in a container and apply it directly on the brown area. Try to use pure and unfiltered apple cider vinegar.


6. Corn Starch

Corn starch and baking soda contain same qualities, and hence it can also be used to treat sunburned skin. You need to make a thick paste of cornstarch and water and apply it directly on to your tanned skin with the help of a cotton ball.

Corn starch contributes to strengthening your skin's melanin production and it also aids in treating sunburn.


7. Plain Yoghurt

Due to powerful antibiotics found in plain yogurt, it helps to treat your skin and leave you with healthy and glowing skin. Take some fresh yogurt and apply it directly on your sunburned skin. Now, allow the yogurt to sit for 10 minutes. Wash it off with water after sometime.


8. Witch Hazel

Witch hazel is the cream that is believed to be a stapled ingredient while treating sunburned skin.

Using Witch hazel over tanned skin has proved to be highly beneficial and hence, it is safe to be used on the skin for medicinal purpose.

Apply some witch hazel on your skin with the help of a cotton ball and leave it on for some time. Later, wash it off to help heal the sunburned area.

Story first published: Thursday, October 6, 2016, 16:15 [IST]
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