Home Remedy For Sunburn
5 Things You Can Do For Pain Relief

Home Remedy For Sunburn - if you have ever had a sunburn you know how painful it can be. Not only is it painful, but it can also become rather unsightly. A sunburn is actually caused when the sun's ultraviolet rays kill the cells on the area of the skin that was exposed to the sun.

The redness that usually accompanies your sunburn occurs because your immune system is attempting to repair the damage by enlisting the help of the white blood cells. This process usually leaves your skin warm to the touch, and the pain occurs because a chemical released by the damaged cells tell the receptors in your brain that you should be in pain.

Just thought I ‘d give you some of the technical stuff before we get into the home remedies for sunburn.

Effective Home Remedies For Sunburn

  • Aloe is one of the most soothing plants on earth. It not only has antiseptic qualities, but it also has antibiotic properties. By increasing the oxygen levels on your skin, it helps to strengthen the skin and the cells encouraging the skin to create more collagen.

    The more collagen skin has, the younger and healthier it looks. Not only does it make skin look younger, it makes the skin feel younger as well. As we age, the skin loses elasticity, and sun damage can speed up that process. Whether you use a gel, cream or fresh aloe vera plant, you will have a home remedy for sunburn that will leave your skin feeling cool and refreshed.

    If you have ever burnt your tongue while eating spicy food, your may have found drinking milk can help to ease the pain you feel in your mouth. The milk protein is what causes the affected area to feel less irritated.
  • Well, the burning sensation from spicy food is very similar to a sunburn, and for this reason, skim milk is a great home remedy for sunburn. Add ice cubes to a mixture of skim milk and water for a soothing cocktail for your sunburned skin. You can also make cold compresses by dipping clean towels into the mixture and allowing them to sit on your skin for about 15 minutes.

    When you are hot and thirsty, what is the first thing you usually reach for? If you said an ice cold beverage, you are absolutely correct. Well, when your skin cells have been damaged by the sun, ice can help to ease the irritation and cool off the sunburned area. Soaking in a cool bath with ice cubes in the water works, but sometimes this can be too painful.

Ice, Oatmeal and Tea To The Rescue As a Home Remedy For Sunburn

Ice Cubes
  • A great alternative for an easy home remedy for sunburn is to apply ice packs. Aside from its cooling properties, ice can react to a sunburn much like it does to a swollen ankle. It relieves some of the swelling and helps it to heal more quickly.

    It can be a good idea to use ice as a secondary treatment to another home remedy for sunburn treatment. You can apply your creams and gels, and then treat your skin with ice for 15-20 minutes, and then apply more topical treatments and repeat.
  • If an ice bath seems a little extreme for you, try an oatmeal bath as a home remedy for sunburn instead. When you picture an oatmeal bath, you might be picturing yourself in a bathtub full of strawberries and cream oatmeal, but you don't actually fill your entire tub with oatmeal.

    Pour dry oatmeal into a gauze cloth or sock, and tie it off so that no oatmeal will be able to escape from the cloth.

    Draw a bath using cool water, and place the oatmeal gauze or sock into the tub. By soaking in the tub for at least half an hour, you will be allowing the soothing properties of the oatmeal to fully treat your skin.
  • White tea is not only refreshing to drink but it also it can also refresh your skin and repair sun damage as well. By treating the skin with refrigerated white tea, you will be giving your skin a welcome, soothing treatment.

Remember,if you know you have been out in the sun to long and are prone to burning, you can help pre-treat yourself by taking a pain relieving medicine such as Advil or Ibuprofen.

Because of the anti-inflammatory qualities of these types of medicines, they can actually help to prevent and lessen the swelling that can accompany sunburns. When you are searching for home remedies to treat sunburns, it is a good idea to keep a close eye on your burn.

Sometimes what seems like a simple sunburn can turn into a more serious and potentially dangerous problem, and in these cases, it is important to see your doctor immediately. 

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