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How to Treat Sunburn Using Home Remedies

Sunburn is inevitable, especially when you’re living in a tropical country. Although using sun protection products will help protect you from the sun, sometimes these are not enough to protect your skin from sunburn. Good thing, there are ways on how to treat sunburn using ordinary stuff that you will find at home. And here are 10 sunburn home remedies that are simple, effective and provide fast sunburn relief.

1. Aloe Vera gel is a popular choice to soothe sunburn. Spread the aloe Vera leaves, apply to skin and leave it for an hour or so. Aloe vera is also used for other ailments so it is wise to plant one in your garden, but if you don’t have one, you can always buy a tube in the skincare section at Vista Malls.

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2. Use potato paste to relieve sunburn. You can grate the potatoes or blend it and apply to sunburn. You can also cut it thinly and lay on the sunburn area. Soak cotton balls or gauze in the potato paste or directly apply and leave on skin for a few minutes. Aside from sunburn, potato paste has been in use to treat and soothe bites and scratches too.

Vista Malls How to Treat Sunburn Using Home Remedies

3. Using chilled milk to soothe sunburn. Use a chilled fresh milk, soak a clean washcloth or gauze and leave on sunburn for a few hours. The cool milk will soothe the sunburn and create a layer of protein that will hasten healing.

4. Use mint leaves and green tea. The theobromine and tannic acid in green tea hasten the healing of damaged skin and it also relieve pain. This sunburn concoction is applied topically and it’s easy to prepare. From 30 minutes to 1 hour, boil 3 to 5 green tea bags, and 1 to 3 cups of fresh mint leaves. Soak a clean washcloth and apply to sunburn, or pour in the affected skin.

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5. A cup of cornstarch or baking soda mixed with cold water to form a paste. Apply it on the affected skin to soothe the burn and lessen the pain. It is also effective in lessening the red appearance of your sunburn. If you don’t have any cornstarch or baking soda, head out to Rustan’s Supermarket located at The Village Center Antipolo.

6. Spritz or dab apple cider vinegar on sunburn and let it dry. It will work best after taking a cold shower.

Home Remedies for Sunburn Vista Malls

7. Use rolled oats or oatmeal during bath time. Oatmeals have polysaccharides that heal sunburn and keep your skin hydrated. So fill a clean sock with rolled oats and tightly seal its end to prevent the oatmeal from leaking. Run a bath using cold water, soak the sock filled with oatmeal and squeeze to release its sunburn healing juices. Soak in the water with the oatmeal juice for less than an hour and pat dry your skin after.

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