Summer is at its peak and we all love it, but staying for too long in the hot sun can be fatal for your skin. If you are not careful enough, you might end up with a serious skin issue, causing even skin cancer.
Most people don’t get this serious and they don’t bother to protect themselves from the sun, but sometimes even if you put sunscreen you are still at risk of getting all red and itchy. Your skin might age significantly if you are constantly exposed to UV rays.
No matter how much you protect your skin, you can get sunburned at any point of your life. I rarely get sunburned, as I am very careful not to expose my skin to the sun too much, but many of my friends do.
No matter when it happens, you have to act quickly and carefully. Fortunately, there are numerous natural ways to stop your itching pain in no time. You don’t have to worry about going to the pharmacy and looking for a relief for hours. These things are probably sitting in your cupboard, at least most of them.
Here are some of them:
This amazing plant works best when you have it fresh and not in the artificial form of lotion or gel. Having the plant is a real treasure.
It will immediately cool your skin and give you a fresh start of treating your red skin. If you are not fortunate to have this plant at your home, buy a good-quality gel containing no preservatives.
I didn’t think this works for real, but my friend tried it last summer and it turned out it is the cheapest and the most enjoyable treatment for sunburned skin, especially if you are an oatmeal lover. You all have it in your kitchen.
But you never thought it will help you cure your skin. You will need dry oatmeal, gauze or a tablecloth. Wrap the dry oatmeal in the gauze and run tap water through it. Now discard the oatmeal and soak compresses in the liquid you got. You need to reapply every 2 or 4 hours.
Lettuce is your easiest salad choice, but you can also use it to treat your red skin. Imagine you come back from the beach and all you have is this green salad and the pain is unbearable – so why not using it to relieve your pain?
You will need lettuce and cotton balls. Boil the lettuce leaves in water, drain it and keep the liquid. Put that in the refrigerator to cool for a couple of hours and then use it cold to treat your skin. Dip cotton balls into the liquid and press them on the skin. Another option is to wipe onto the area.
If you aren’t a salad lover, you must keep this ingredient somewhere in your kitchen. You may not use it for baking, but it will sure help you in the summer heat. You only need cool (but not cold) water to make a paste-like substance.
Use that to put it on your irritated skin. Soon you will feel no heat on the skin and then you can remove it. Another alternative is to prepare a tepid bath with sprinkled baking soda inside. When you are finished, don’t use a towel, but let the solution dry on your skin. It will soothe the pain and won’t harm you.
You probably haven’t even heard about this one, let alone tried it. Some don’t like it, but always keep it in their kitchen cupboards. And it is also an enjoyable treatment for your itchy sunburn.
This is so because you add white or apple cider vinegar (one cup) in your tub with cool or lukewarm water. It will keep the pain away in no time, causing no harm to your skin. Another alternative is to fill a spray bottle with vinegar and spritz onto the burn, or use cotton balls for this procedure.
A real solution for the skin irritated by the sun is cold milk. However, it is best to use a fat-free one. You will need a cup of fat-free milk, four cups of water, and a couple of ice cubes. Mix these ingredients and apply compresses for around 15 to 20 minutes.
You will love this cooling effect, but make sure you reapply every two to four hours for the best results.
This old one works best for taking out the heat from your irritated skin. You just need to apply it to the sunburned area. After a couple of minutes, rinse it off by showering with cool water, but don’t use a towel. Just pat your skin dry.
Freshly brewed tea is the best for itchy skin after sunburn. Make sure the tea has cooled enough to use it. For the best cooling effect, add mint if you prefer. The reason why tea helps is because of the tannic acid in the black tea. Tannic acid withdraws heat from the skin and restores pH balance.
These salad friends are a must during the summer. Despite having a good salad, you can keep a few to help you with sunburn.
They have analgesic and antioxidant qualities. You need them chill and mashed in a blender in order to create a paste. This paste needs to be applied to the irritated skin, including the face if you need to.
Some essential oils such as Lavender and helichrysum can help you recover from sunburn. The procedure is very simple: you just need to mix the oil in a bottle of water and spritz on your irritated skin. Good luck!
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