Lazing around on the beach in your favourite swimsuit, while sipping on your favourite drink sounds like a dream to almost all of us. The thought of a beach vacay makes us happy, and we start planning our next vacay. Beaches are not only exquisite and serene, but they are also an ideal spot, where one can just let go off things, relax and have a great time. But what comes with beaches are those sunburns and tans that are worrisome post vacations.
Not only beach vacay, but also exposure to the sun for a long time can cause sunburn. And sunburn can at times cause a lot of irritation and itchiness. If you suffer from sunburn quite often, then these home remedies will help you treat sunburn naturally. It will help your skin to heal while soothing pain and inflammation.
Add baking soda to your water:
Baking soda soothes skin inflammation, reduces itching and helps with sunburn. Put some baking soda into the cool bath water and soak for 20 minutes. You can also draw a soothing bath by adding 2-4 cups of ground oats, 1 cup of baking soda and 1 cup of evaporated milk. These ingredients fight inflammation and aid in healing.
Use white vinegar:
White vinegar contains acetic acid, which helps with pain, itching and inflammation of sunburn. Take some paper towels and soak it in vinegar and then apply those paper towels to painful areas, leave them on until they dry.
Use lavender oil:
If you want to treat sunburn naturally, then mix 1 teaspoon of lavender essential oil in some water in a misting bottle. Shake and mist sunburned skin lightly as often as needed. It will not only help with the inflammation but will also heal the burnt areas quickly.
Use unflavoured yogurt:
Unflavoured yogurt contains enzymes and probiotics, which help heal sunburn naturally. Apply yogurt directly to burned areas and let sit for five minutes. When the pain subsides, gently wash off with cool water.
Water is your answer to all the problems. At times, sunburn is also caused due to dehydration. Drinking plenty of water will replenish skin and help heal treat sunburn.
Use aloe vera gel:
Aloe vera acts as a superhero for your sunburn. It contains glycoproteins that speed healing by stopping the pain and moisturises skin, stimulate growth and repair, and enhance wound healing. Minerals in the gel also soothe itching.