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8 Home Remedies to Cure Sunburn

When the weather’s nice, everyone wants to be out in the sun. But if you are not prepared, you could end up with a nasty sunburn. It is a painful and irritating condition that could take weeks or even months to heal, depending on its severity. Fortunately, there are some tried and tested home remedies that can soothe your stinging skin. Here are eight home remedies you can try.

1. Compress with cold water
Soak a washcloth in cold water and apply it directly to the burnt areas. Make sure you don’t apply ice packs or ice directly to the sunburnt part as it can worsen the situation. Apply washcloth on the affected area multiple times a day, for at least 20-30 minutes. The cold water reduces the swelling and whisks away heat from your skin.

Home Remedies for Sunburn

2. Yogurt
Apply a semi-thick cloth to all sun-burnt areas. Wait about 20-30 minutes to dry. Once it has dried, head to the shower and rinse off with lukewarm water.

Remedies for Sunburn

3. Teabags
Fill a pitcher with warm water and soak three tea bags until the water is almost pitch black. Soak a small towel and apply it to the areas with sunburn. The components of the tea (like tannic acid) with the water help soothe the skin and speed recovery. Teabags are sold per box at any of the malls in Manila, Philippines.

How To Cure Sunburn

4. Honey
Smooth honey over affected areas or slather honey on a strip of gauze first before applying it to your sunburn. You can also mix honey with lime or lemon juice.

Curing Sunburn

5. Lettuce
Get some lettuce leaves and wash them properly. Then boil the lettuce in water for about 15 minutes. Strain and allow the water to cool down. Once the water has cooled down, soak a clean washcloth or cotton ball in it and apply it to your sunburn. Gently wipe the skin and repeat multiple times to get relief from pain.

Sunburn Cure

6. Cucumbers
Make a paste out of cucumber pieces using a blender. Apply this paste to your sunburnt
skin. Leave for about 20 minutes before washing off.

Cure for Sunburn

7. Egg whites
Take two egg whites and mix it with one tablespoon of honey before applying it to your sunburn.

Ways to Remedy Sunburn

8. Tomatoes
Mash tomatoes and mix an equal amount of buttermilk. Apply and allow to dry. You can buy the tomatoes and buttermilk at Rustan’s Fresh at Evia Lifestyle Center.

How to Get Rid of Sunburn

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