We all know that sunburn is not good for the skin at all and this is apart from how painful they are . But do not despair, there are simple and effective home remedies that you can try to get some relief and bring your skin back to normal after the discomfort of getting it burned.
Home Remedies For Sunburn
Try taking a bath: One of the first things you can do to relieve a sunburn is take a bath with a little baking soda added to the water. You need to add some heaping tablespoon full of baking soda to water that is cool. Sit there and soak yourself in this water for about quarter of an hour. Soaking longer may increase the chances of getting your skin to become drier. When you step out of the bath, do take care not to use the towel to dry yourself. Instead let the air dry you out. Do not wipe the baking soda away.
Use some soothing Aloe Vera: Aloe vera is a plant that contains a gooey substance within which will be great for skin that is sun burnt. It will reduce the sting and the Aloe vera also has the property of causing the blood vessels to start constricting which helps. You can get this easily, just cut the leaves and apply gel on to the burn directly. Do this about 6 times a day for several days.
Try the application of a cool compress: A simple application of a clean and soft washcloth which has been soaked in cool water placed on the area that has been burned by the sun can bring a lot of relief. Ensure that you do not use icy water or ice cubes to the sunburned area. You can try this after adding oatmeal or baking soda to the cloth.
Consume plenty of water: This is another thing that you should do as the exposure to the sun is not only on the surface but it will dry you out internally. It will quicken the recovery process. You need to keep on drinking water till you notice that the urine you are passing is quite on the clear side
Cool the body with a good soak: Sitting around wallowing in a tub of cold water without using any soap or scrubbing with sponge is an excellent way to cool down the sunburn. Or you could try and take a cold shower. The caution here is not rub yourself down after the bath or the shower.
Put some moisturizer on: Once you have had that bath, you need to slather on moisturizer to the skin as it is likely to have been dried out due to the exposure to the sun. The process of applying compresses etc will soothe the ache but will also dry out the skin so you need to apply cool moisturizer (keep it in the fridge for a while) on the skin