Spent too much time out in the open? Whether you were aiming for that perfect tan or just trying to have a good time outdoors, too much sun exposure can lead to red sunburned skin.
Although sunburn does heal after some time, its initial phase will have to include pain and hot spots. Luckily, you can whip up sunburn relief from your very own kitchen and enjoy a pain free tan.
Soak up with baking soda. Simply add 4 tablespoons of baking soda or more to cool bath water. Soak in it for 20 minutes and air dry. Do not use a towel to dry your skin and do not remove the baking soda from your skin. Baking soda is a good sunburn soothing agent.
If you don’t have baking soda, try adding oatmeal instead. Just mix in 1/2 cup to 1 cup of oatmeal or oatmeal powder into your cool bath water and go for a 20 minute soak. Like baking soda, do not towel dry and make sure not to remove oatmeal from your skin.
Use aloe vera on your skin! Indeed, this classic remedy still works miracles. Simply slit open some aloe vera leaves and apply the gel onto your skin. Aloe vera helps soothe the pain brought about by sunburn and can help subside the reddish color of a sunburn.
Try applying cool milk to your sunburn. You can use a cloth or gauze. Milk helps ease the discomfort of sunburn by creating a protein film on your skin.
Take in plenty of fluids. Spending too many hours outdoors not only dehydrates and burns your skin but also dehydrates your whole body. Replenish lost fluids by taking in more water. This can also help sunburn heal faster.
No matter what, when you expose your skin under the sun, always take some nessasary protection from exposing directly to the sun such as wearing hat, long sleeves shirt etc. This can reduce the chances where your skin gets burn.
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