Natural remedies for sun burn you can use at home
Oh yes summertime, that wonderful time of the year when the sun is shining. When your sipping cocktails by the pool, eating ice cream at the seaside, playing ball games at the park, bbq in the garden or having a drink at your local in the beer garden is all fun an games until you get sun burnt – Ouch!
First off common sense says…” prevention is better than the cure”
Use a high factor sun cream ,wear a hat, light covered clothing…etc..don’t let yourself burn, its not nice, it hurts and it can be dangerous. Selfcare is a part of keeping yourself protected.
*seek medical advice if you are worried, if your burns are really bad or have any other symptoms of feeling unwell*
Not using sun cream protection can be risky, you risk getting skin cancer.
Over exposure to the sun ages the skin – just saying..
We need our daily boost of vitamin D from the sun/day light but in moderation. Go outdoors in the morning before it gets too hot especially in the summer or cover up if you have to go out in the afternoon sun, when its at its hottest.
I know we all like to get a good tan but is the risk worth it? There are safer options! Like natural fake tan maybe?
BUT sometimes we do get caught out and burn – Oops!
Here’s some remedies to help
- Plain yogurt or milk – apply the yogurt or milk to the sun burn and leave for 15 mins, repeat every 2-4 hours as needed.
- Aloe vera – cools and soothes the skin
- Chamomile tea – cool the tea , soak a clean cloth/flannel with the tea and apply to the skin.
- Cold compress – to reduce pain – wrap an ice pack or anything frozen in to a clean soft cloth/flannel then apply to the skin/sunburn.
- Witch hazel – wet a cloth/flannel with the witch hazel and apply to the sun burn for ab out 20 mins.
- Tea – black or green tea again wet a cloth/flannel with the tea and apply to the sun burn.
- Baking soda – soak in a bath of water, mix in the baking soda, it relives the inflammation and itch.
- Coconut oil – Only use when the skin/burns have cooled down and there’s no blistering. After a few days when the skin isn’t sore you can use coconut oil to put back in the moisture.
So be happy and enjoy your summer but please STAY SAFE.
Do you have any remedies that you find helpful? You can comment below if you’d like to share.
Love LittleWildflower x