Tackle sunburn is something we should always look for the day we face our skin badly in the sun.
I've just found a great list of folk remedies for when you really do accidentally sunburn to yourself. I do not know where it came from, but I thought I would pass it with some comments along with these sunburn treatments.
I have tried some of these sunburn remedies, but not all. Also, remember that if you have some kind of skin rash or irritation, many of them will also help.
The best sunburn remedies are always avoided
First of all I want to mention that if we are very careful in the sun then a list of treatment with sunburn never need (plus some webmd information). However, this happens sometimes and that's why the following list of sunburn treatments is great.
Aloe Vera treatment for sunburn
This is probably the most popular sunburn remedies. Take as many leaves as you need from an aloe plant. refrigerate; peel the top layer of the leaves. apply the side of the leaf with the flesh exposed directly to the sunburn.
Aloe is very effective in relieving pain and inflammation. Other medicines use aloe vera juice: for mild to moderate sunburn, keep the affected area wet with aloe vera juice.
Repeat often. This will reduce the pain and the amount of peeling.
Combine aloe juice with the amount of vitamin E. Relax in sunburn. Vitamin E is a good moisturizer and sunburn. Aloe ointment works well as it contains oil and will not evaporate.
For a severe sunburn, keep the area wet at all times with aloe vera juice. Since aloe vera is astringent, you may want to use aloe vera ointment or some kind of oil like olive oil or baby.
Shower as a treatment against sunburn
Take a hot shower to get the heat of your sunburn. Hot water will increase circulation in the area while moisturizing it, accelerating the healing process. Be sure to hydrate later as the water will dry your skin.
Soda for cooking soda treatment with sunburn
Dissolve some baking soda in the water and compress using a clean cloth. Another solution is to add 1/2 cup of baking soda to a lukewarm bath and enjoy.
Instead of drying the affected area with a towel, allow it to dry in the air.
Baking soda is cooled and will help the skin maintain moisture.
Apply apple cider vinegar to cotton or make a cooling compression for a large area to relieve pain. Keep the skin hydrated. This treatment will prevent blisters and peeling.
Aspirin or willow bark
Aspirin kills pain and reduces the inflammation and redness of a sunburn and is one of the best remedies against sunburn. It keeps short circuit of the whole sunburn process. It must be taken within 24 hours of becoming solar. Aspirin is preferable to ibuprofen or acetaminophen because it is less stressful for the liver and kidneys.
Add 20 drops of lavender and chamomile essential oils to a heap of cool water and enjoy for 10 minutes. Bergamo, Add bergamot to cool the bath water.
Put 20 drops of calendula into four ounces of water and apply the skin until the pain disappears. Calendula is also available in gels and ointments. Calendula will help to soften and heal burned skin. It is anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial and can be used long after burning to heal the skin.
I just received an email from someone who used local lavender oil to alleviate the problems she had with sunburn and claims to work daily
Rub the area that has been burned with fresh cucumber slices. It is very cool and will soothe the area.
And grated cucumber will make your skin taste too much!
Epsom salts are compressed sunburn treatment
Dissolve epsom salts in water and compress using a clean cloth.
Apply ice or cold water to the burnt area. This will stop the burning process and cool the skin.
Mix the lemon juice into two cups of cold water and sponge in the sunburn. Lemon will cool the burn, act as a disinfectant, and promote healing of the skin.
Make a compression of whole milk (or buttermilk) and apply it to the burnt area for 20 minutes. repeat every two to four hours. Wash the milk so that you do not smell sour! A similar treatment suggests using a cup of skim milk and four cups of water, adding a few ice cubes and applying as a compression as recommended above. The fat content of milk is soothing for burns.
Put a little oats in the warm water of the bath, enjoy for a few minutes, then dry yourself. Oat baths are really good for treating many skin problems as well as one of the most powerful sunburn remedies.
Apply peppermint oil to the skin that burns out of the sun. You can also make a mild infusion of mint and use it as a wash to cool the sunburn.
Local natives used a turf injection as a wash.
Fill a potato and apply it to the burnt area. The starch will cool down and soothe the burn.
Make an ointment or sauce with St. John's Essential Oil for burns that have not cracked the skin. It is anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antibacterial.
Attention: Saint John's scent makes the skin more photosensitive, so stay out of the sun if you use this medicine or if you take another form as an antidepressant. Attention is courteous offer of a reader called Wendi.
Tea sunburn treatment
Make some tea, cool and apply to burn. While any tea can be beneficial, mint tea, such as peppermint or mint, is particularly good. Teas have tannins that help the healing process.
Put 20 drops of urtica urens tincture into four ounces of water and your bath. This drug is good for itchy, blistering skin.
Make a decoction of the hazel and apply with a squeeze.
Apply simple yoghurt with live crops, let it stand for a few minutes, then rinse under cool water.
What not to use as treatments against sunburn
No matter what you do, some people swear by putting the butter on a burn, but this is actually a very bad idea, as it can lead to contamination if you have any kind of a cut.
Also, some people say that H preparation is good for soothing sunburn but one of my readers says that in fact this is very bad and can cause your skin to dry and peel off instead.
So if today you have a sunburn or if you are looking for some sunburn treatments the next weekend you know what to try and how to get rid of the ugly sunburn. Bookmark and return the next time you have sunburn and look for some help with some remedies against sunburn.