Hi Guys!! I am suffering from having way too much fun at the beach yesterday !! I used a sunscreen but I still got burned! I am ready to try something new! This is a large collection of home remedies, treatments and quick recipes I’ve compiled to help with sunburn relief. You will find almost everything you need in your kitchen or bathroom cabinet! I am usually using yoghurt and it works better than an after sun cream 🙂 but it smells bad… so I will try using honey this time…
Sunburn Relief Home Remedies
Can use white household vinegar or apple cider vinegar
Spray vinegar all over burn or soak small towels in vinegar and apply to skin
Bathe in a cool bath with 2 – 3 cups of vinegar
The tannic acid from tea is soothing for sunburns
Steep a large pot of very strong tea using 4 – 6 tea bags. Refrigerate the tea until it’s cold then soak small towels in the tea and apply to burn area. Can also spray the cold tea on burn. The tea could stain the towels, you may not want to use your best.
Save used tea bags and apply to burn area (make sure to have bags at room temperature first).
Bathe in a cool bath with several tea bags in the water.
4. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera Gel, either purchased or taken fresh from an aloe leaf.
Lotions that include Aloe Vera.
Fill a bath with cool water and add 2 cups oatmeal. Soak in bath for about 30 minutes.
Mix oatmeal with raw egg whites and apply to sunburn.
6. Baking Soda
Fill bath with cool water and add 1 – 2 cups baking soda, dissolve. Soak in tub for 30 minutes.
Fill a spray bottle with cool water and dissolve 1/4 cup baking soda. Spritz on burned skin.
7. Essential Oils
Caution when applying on children. Keep out of eyes and mouth
Fill a spray bottle with cool water and add a few drops of choice, or add 10 to 12 drops essential oils to a bath full of cool water and soak. Lavender Oil or Chamomile Oil. Vitamin E Oil
Make a paste of cornstarch and water, apply to skin and allow to dry.
Fill a spray bottle with cool water and add some cornstarch, mix to dissolve. Spray on burn.
Fill a bath with cool water and add 1 cup cornstarch, dissolve. Soak in tub for 30 minutes.
Soak in tub or shower with cool water. Pat dry. Lightly dust burn area with cornstarch.
1/2 cup cornstarch + 1/2 cup baking soda added to bath of cool water, dissolve. Soak for 30 minutes.
Slices added directly to burn or mash first then apply to burn.
Grate cucumbers and mix with milk. Apply directly to sunburn.
Grate potatoes and apply directly to burn–include as much of the potato juice as possible.
11. Egg Whites
Apply raw egg whites to skin.
Mix 2 egg whites, 1 TBS honey, 1 TBS witch hazel and apply to burn.
Smooth honey over the burn or slather honey on a strip of gauze and apply to skin.
Mix honey with lime or lemon juice (80/20) and apply to burn.
Mix honey 50/50 with milk, stir well, then apply to skin.
1/4 cup tomato juice or tomato paste mixed with 1 1/2 cups buttermilk. Apply to burn area.
Slice or mash tomatoes and apply to burn.
Mash tomatoes and mix with an equal amount of buttermilk. Apply to burned skin.
Add 2 cups tomato juice to bath of cool water, soak.
Smear mustard on burned skin.
15. Pickle juice
Soak cloth in pickle juice and apply to burned skin. Or spray pickle juice directly on burn.
Puree strawberries and apply directly to skin.
17. Water & Ice
Spritz chilled water on burn.
Soak in a cool bath or take a cool shower.
Wrap ice packs, ice cubes or bags of frozen vegetables in a towel and then apply to burn area to sooth.
Drink lots of water to keep hydrated and help the healing process.
Mix 1/4 cup lemon or lime juice in a spray bottle filled with cool water. Shake and spritz body as needed.
Do you have another suggestion?
Have a lovely Day!!!