Does it seem like every time it happens you have to learn how to treat sunburn all over again?
If you grab the store-bought organic skincare products to treat sunburn, it’s no wonder you’re confused. You may forget which product you used the last time you needed it—because we sure hope getting sunburned is not a regular occurrence.
Of course, like the saying goes, the best offense is an even better defense—and that’s surely the truth when it comes to sunburn. Just don’t let it happen in the first place, right? Especially when there are so many effective SPF products out there. But we’ve all been there—stranded under that unrelenting fiery ball just long enough to know what’s happening to our skin. It ain’t pretty.
But we’ve all been there—stranded under that unrelenting fiery ball just long enough to know what’s happening to our skin. It ain’t pretty. So instead of crying and running for the drugstore chemical sunburn relief products, if you knew there were a few items in your house pretty much all the time that could help take that burn away, we’re betting you wouldn’t feel so lost the next time it happens.
How to Treat Sunburn Naturally
- Aloe probably sounds right to you for treating a burn, and it most definitely is an excellent choice. The cooling gel inside the aloe plant’s leaves can take away the sting and speed your skin’s healing time.
- Vinegar: If dousing yourself with vinegar seems counterintuitive because of its acidic bite, you’ll be happy to know that it quickly alkalizes, which may make your skin feel calmer. Note: you may feel an initial sting with vinegar depending on how badly you’re burned, but it should subside quickly.
- Witch Hazel: A great skin astringent, witch hazel also helps to lessen the burning sensation and speed your skin’s recovery time. Use a soaked cotton ball to gently dab the affected areas.
- Oatmeal: One of the powerhouses in the kitchen is also a powerhouse in the bathroom! Oatmeal is incredibly soothing to irritated skin. Credit can go to the polysaccharides in oats that both coat and spur skin healing.
- Cucumber: Smash up a cuke or lay thin slices over burned skin to help cool and hydrate. Works really well on the delicate skin on the face, neck and shoulders.