Summer! It is the nicest thing we miss every year. Despite getting the warm weather, you can catch tans too. However, summer leaves uncomfortable feeling on your skin which is the major sunburn after bathing under the sun too much. Of course, it is painful and you will be scared of skin peeling days after that. It is annoying, right?
To fix this problem, you can buy over-the-counter cream to reduce the discomfort. But the problem appears when you have sensitive skin and you are so confused which one to apply. So, I want to share some recipe that I have been used many times. These recipes really do the trick. This can relieve the pain on my skin and calm down the itchiness. Also, I find these recipes to help me avoid peeling. So, I think you can give a try to these natural remedies. It is safe for everyone and also inexpensive.
Aloe Vera Gel Treatment
Aloe vera gel is the perfect ingredient to soothe your skin after sunbathing. It is widely popular too and used in many cosmetics due to its refreshing properties. So, if you don’t have these plants, it is time to get one now. Besides, the aloe vera has the antibacterial agent so it is good too for treating some wound. If you get bitten or stung by insects, apply aloe vera on the affected area.
You can prepare your gel from a thick aloe vera plant. You only need to squeeze out the gel from the leaves and apply it on the skin. Indeed it will take a little effort if you experience the sunburn from head to toe. For future usage, you can also store it in the gel bottle and store it in the fridge. The sensation even much better when you apply it. It is fresher.
Earl Grey Tea Treatment
Well, if you love drinking the Earl Grey Tea, then you are lucky enough to get the skin burn treatment soon. While drinking a cup of tea will give you relaxation, you can use this tea for skin burn treatment. Instead of peeling, this tea will turn the irritation to a tan. To make this treatment, you will need:
- A bowl
- Boiling water
- 6 tea bags
After you boil the water, you just need to make tea as you usually do. After that, pour the tea and bags in the bowl and let it cool in room temperature.
Get a towel and soak it in the tea and then apply it to the affected area. You need to let it sit for half an hour. For best result, apply the tea on the skin burn in a couple of hours. This tea is effective to stop the pain and get rid of the redness.
I recommend you to try the earl grey tea because it works really well on the skin. But you can try the tea bags if you want.
Potato Paste Remedy
Another home remedy you can find in the kitchen is potatoes. This contains enzymes that work very well in treating certain ailments. If you feel heartburn, you can eat raw potatoes and you will feel better soon. Besides, this vegetable is also good at curing the sunburn. It can eliminate the discomfort and reduce the inflammation on your skin.
To cure the sunburn, slice the potato and apply it on the affected area. But if you want something more comfortable, you can try the potato paste. All you need are as follow:
- 2 potatoes (medium size)
- Food processor
- Cotton balls
First, peel the potatoes then wash it. Next, you will need to add it to the food processor. Actually, if you like, you can add the peel as well because it has a lot of nutrients which is good for the skin. It reduces pain and swelling. Next, add a little water.
To apply it on the skin, you can soak the cotton balls and apply directly on the affected area.
The vinegar is a very traditional remedy that has been used for centuries. It still works perfect and many beauty experts admit it. For the sunburn, the vinegar will relieve the pain instantly and make the tan last longer.
Most people love pure vinegar which is very easy to get at the store near you. To apply this natural treatment, make sure you shower so it works instantly. Don’t forget to pat dry so it will not cause more pain. Before doing this, you can prepare:
- 1 cup apple cider vinegar
- A spray bottle
- Cotton balls (if you like)
Applying the vinegar is easy. You just need to soak the cotton balls or use spray and apply it on the skin burn area. Note that you are not allowed to wash your skin and let it dry naturally.
Skin Burn Cream
You can also make your own skin burn cream to reduce the pain and nasty burns. The natural ingredients I found here are rich in nutrients. So, it is safe for the skin and also it hydrates the skin too.
To make the cream, you will need:
- 1 tbs witch hazel
- 2 tbs water
- 1 tsp aloe vera gel (take the fresh one)
- 3 tsp cornstarch
- 1 tsp peppermint oil (fresh mints are allowed)
Mix the witch hazel, water, and aloe vera in a bowl and let it sit for hours. After that, add the cornstarch and peppermint oil (the crushed mint leaves). If the liquid is too runny, you can add more cornstarch. Store it in the jar and put it in the fridge. This will last for weeks.
Before using it, you need to store it in a dark place for 24 hours so it can blend well. After it is ready, apply it on the sunburn.