10 Home Remedies for Sunburn TreatmentPosted on: July 7, 2014Categories: LiveWell 24/7
- Place a cool compress on sunburned skin.
- Take a cool shower or bath.
- Use lotions that contain aloe Vera to soothe and moisturize skin. Some aloe products contain lidocaine, an anesthetic that can help relieve sunburn pain.
- Topical over-the-counter 1% hydrocortisone cream may help relieve sunburn pain, itch, and swelling.
- Take over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or naproxen (Aleve) to help relieve pain and inflammation.
- Apply cool, not cold, milk with a clean cloth to your skin. The milk will create a protein film that helps ease sunburn discomfort.
- Vitamin E, an antioxidant, can help decrease inflammation caused by sunburn. Use Vitamin E oil on the skin, or take a regular dose of the supplement.
- Apply freshly brewed tea after it has cooled to skin using a clean cloth. The tannic acid in black tea reportedly helps draw heat from sunburned skin, and also aids in restoring the pH balance.
- Cucumbers have natural antioxidant and analgesic properties. Chill cucumbers, then mash in a blender to create a paste, and apply to affected areas including the face.
- The best remedy is PREVENTION. Always use sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and avoid direct sun exposure.