Home remedies for treating sunburn

Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is commonly used to treat sunburn. As well as providing soothing relief, it may also assist in the healing process. Apply to the affected areas as needed. You can actually squeeze out your own gel from an aloe vera plant ! But otherwise, get bottled aloe vera gel from a health food store or aloe vera cream from a pharmacy.

Water
Increase your fluid intake to ensure you adequately re hydrate your body for optimum recovery and health.

Charme Misting device
There is nothing more healing and soothing for immediate and long term relief for sunburn. This fresh acidic water spray helps the skin to immediately heal and repair the damage of sunburn. It’s to your advantage to have one of these units ready to go.

Black Tea Compress
Make a pot of boiling water and steep many tea bags to a very strong tea in a large pot. Add ice until the tea is just slightly warm. Put a bath towel into the pot and keep turning the towel until it has soaked up all of the tea (one that you won’t care if it changes color!) Have the sunburned person lie on the floor or bed on top of an old towel to catch drips. Place the wet towel over the sunburned area of the body. Leave the towel on for a half hour for a moderate burn and an hour for a strong burn. The tannic acid in the tea draws the burn out of the skin and heals it. After just one application, most sunburns are no longer painful and are much less red. However, this treatment will act on the pain but may not prevent peeling. Plain Yogurt. You just pat it on and leave it on for a little while and it helps sooth the skin.

Lavendar Oil
Add about 10 drops lavender essential oil to a 4 oz spray bottle filled with filtered water. Spray liberally when needed. This takes the bite out of sunburn wonderfully.

Vitamin E Cream
One of the antioxidants, vitamin E creams, ointments and oils, can help heal sunburn damage and shorten its effects.

Baking Soda Bath
Have a cool bath to which 1/2 a cup of baking soda has been added.



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