Nothing ruins beach vacay fun faster than a painful sunburn. While proper sun protection can help prevent burning, there are still various occasions when excess sunshine gets the better of us. Whether you forgot to layer a sunscreen for that afternoon shopping stroll or neglected to pack it on your last vacation. There are some home remedies for sunburn that can calm your painful-to-the-touch skin.
If you are looking to expedite the healing process, keep swiping for tried and tested sunburn remedies. These hacks will not only heal your sunburn fast but will also help you get rid of the sun tan that greets us post our sun-filled vacay.
We are not here to lecture you about the importance of wearing your SPF but it bears repeating. Wear a face sunscreen every day but if you end up getting sunburnt even after slathering on your SPF. Here’s how to remove sunburn from your face.
Aloe vera is super popular for good reason and is our go-to home remedy for a sunburn. Yogurt contains lactic acid and is packed with probiotics that can help promote skin cell turnover and reinforce your skin’s natural protective barrier. This 3-ingredient recipe will calm the skin to reduce the redness and pain you’re dealing with.
Aloe vera gel
Step 1: To a bowl, add a cup of greek yogurt. Next, add 1 tablespoon each of honey and aloe vera gel. Refrigerate it for at least 2 hours.
Step 2: Take it out and put a layer of chilled yogurt mask over the sunburnt area. Leave it on for 20 to 30 minutes but don’t let it dry completely. Else things can get painful while removing it. Wash it off with cold water.
This DIY can actually make your sunburn go away faster. Just keep applying it every 4 to 6 hours until the pain subsides. Matcha green tea powder has strong anti-inflammatory and rejuvenating properties while milk has fats, moisture and proteins that can soothe the skin, along with creating a protective film over the skin.
Step 1: To make this mask, mash a ripe banana with the help of a fork. Mash it well to make sure there are no lumps.
Step 2: Next add 3 tablespoons of banana puree along with 1 tablespoon of mil and 1 teaspoon of matcha powder. Blend the ingredients until the consistency seems fine.
Step 3: Refrigerate the mask before using it on the affected areas, the cold will help soothe the skin. Apply this mask and leave it on for 20 minutes before rinsing it off with cool water and dry with a clean, soft cloth
PSA: Always wear your shades when you go out in the sun. Here’s a home remedy for skin burn that can be used both for fresh sunburns as well as for skin that is peeling.
Aloe vera is the most groundbreaking sunburn remedy because of its anti-inflammatory qualities. Be sure to use a pure aloe vera gel that doesn’t include alcohol and dyes.
Aloe vera gel
Step 1: Take freshly squeezed aloe vera gel. Add into an ice cube tray, and then pop it into the freezer. After the ice cubes are formed, you can rub them around the eye area to soothe and cool your skin.
Potato is a great natural pain reliever, the powerful duo is damn effective to prevent skin blistering and peeling.
Step 1: Take a potato, peel it off and process it in a high-powered blender until you get a smooth paste. Transfer the puree to a mesh strainer and take out its juice.
Honey is one of the game-changing ingredients that help speed up healing, reduce infection, and minimize pain.
Step 1: Take some raw honey, apply it evenly to the affected area. Leave it on for around 10-15 minutes before washing it off with cold water.
Holidays are all fun and games until sunburn ruins it for you. We love our denim shorts in summers and It can sometimes lead to sunburnt skin especially when we are out on a stroll on a hot summer day. Here’s how to cure your sunburnt dark skin and bring it back to life.
As refreshing as it sounds, slathering on the mask will help cure the itch, soothe your skin and calm it down in a jiffy. Cucumber is by far one of the most soothing natural products you can find. Mint leaves are cooling and refreshing, while the enzymes in sour cream help the skin heal faster. Seriously, it's a powerful punch of cooling ingredients.
Fresh mint leaves
Step 1: To create this mask, take a cucumber, peel it off and cut it into slices. Then take a handful of fresh mint leaves.
Step 2: Put the two ingredients into a high-powered blender and blend until you get a smooth consistency – the smoother the mask is, the better your skin will absorb it.
Step 3: Next, transfer this puree to a bowl. Add 2-3 tablespoons of sour cream and mix well. Your sunburn burn remedy is now ready to use. Keep the mask in the fridge in between uses. When you want to use it, just spread a thin layer onto the sunburnt areas. Leave it on for 15 – 20 minutes and rinse off with slightly cold water.
The cucumber will have a cooling effect to help alleviate the burning sensation, so feel free to apply this all over your body.
Step 1: Take a cucumber, peel it off and process it in a blender until you get a smooth paste. Transfer the puree to a mesh strainer and take out its juice and apply it evenly on the affected areas.
Avocados are naturally packed with SPF protection and this homemade concoction is going to moisturize and soften your skin at the same time.
Step 1: In a bowl, add 2 tablespoons of avocado along with 1 tablespoon of honey. Mix the two ingredients and apply it evenly to the affected areas.
This is the most common type of sunburn, especially in a tropical country such as ours. Unless you are wearing a full sleeves t-shirt 24/7, suntans are inevitable. If you are exposed for a prolonged period, it leads to sunburn. So here’s how to get rid of sunburn for good.
We’re familiar with the infinite benefits of drinking tea, but it turns out that it’s an excellent ingredient for soothing a sunburnt skin. When combined with yogurt it gives a natural cooling sensation. It is a quick and easy sunburn remedy.
Black tea bags
Step 1: Refrigerate 4 used black tea bags.
Step 2: Then rip open these chilled bags and mix the content with 4-5 tablespoons of yogurt. You can create it in more quantity using the contents in the same proportion. Just be careful while applying the mask onto your skin. Please note that any rubbing could lead to exfoliating the skin, which is the last thing sunburned skin needs.
Green tea bags
Step 1: Simply steep green tea leaves and soak a clean washcloth in the steeped tea. Allow the compress to cool in the fridge before applying to sunburned skin for 15 minutes.
Tomatoes are packed with lycopene which helps cool and calms the skin, this skin burn remedy will soothe and calm your skin in no time.
Step 1: In a bowl mix together 1 tablespoon of tomato along with 1 teaspoon of sugar. Mix the ingredients and this mixture is sure to be your lifesaver this summer.
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These DIYs will ease your sunburn pain ASAP.