The more time you spend outside, the higher the risk is for sunburn. Summer and spring seasons are challenging for people with sensitive skin. If you get sunburn easily, summer season can be irritating and bothersome.
And let’s be honest for a second. We all forget to apply sunscreen. Applying sunscreen is the best prevention against sunburn. But even the best of us forget to do it. Now, if you forgot to apply some preventive cream, let’s see how you can easily treat sunburn. All of the recipes on the list are natural, and you can do make them with ingredients from your kitchen.
Potato is rich in healthy nutrients, and all of them are in the pulp. Start by grating the potato. Once you have grated the potato, squeeze it to remove juices. Set the juices aside, and grind your potato to form a paste. Apply the paste on your skin, and let it stay there for few minutes. Now wash it off and massage the juice into your skin. Repeat the treatment two times per day, or until there are no more signs of sunburn.
Cornstarch or baking soda
You can use either one of these ingredients. Just go for whatever you have at your arm’s reach. Mix any of the ingredients with water until you get a smooth paste. Apply the solution over your affected area and let it stay there until you feel no more pain. After that, wash off with water.
In the past few years, green tea has become a staple in the Western world. Almost every house has a pack of green tea. There is a simple reason for that, as green tea is rich in nutrients and helps you lose weight. But you can do much more. Brew your tea as usual, and then add some fresh mint leaves. Let the water soak the tea and leaves for one hour. After that, apply the solution on your burned area using cotton pads.
Mint and lavender oil
Some people will tell you that essential oil is the last thing you need to apply on your sunburn area. But they cannot be more wrong. Yes, some essential oils like vitamin E can be harsh for your skin. But lavender and mint are actually good for treating sunburn. Both of them will relieve pain and get rid of symptoms caused by sunburn. Mix peppermint and lavender oil in a spray bottle, add water to dilute the solution and then apply to the burned area. Gently massage the solution into your skin so that the oils penetrate deep into your skin. Try to apply oils as soon as possible.
Apple cider vinegar is one of the staple products for home remedies. You can use ACV for so many things, and today, I will tell you how to treat sunburns. Fill a spray bottle with vinegar and water in 1:1 ratio. Spray the solution on the area, or apply using cotton swabs.
Witch hazel is one of those underrated ingredients. People forget that witch hazel is a component of many health care products. Use a soft cloth, and apply on your skin. You’ll notice the results in a matter of minutes.