5 Natural Sunburn Treatments You Should Try
Summertime is full of trips to the beach, family picnics, barbecues, and more and more time in the sun and most of us have walked away with itchy red burns despite sunblock, sunscreen or whatever method we use to protect our skin. While we love the sun, too much of a good thing can be harmful and when we are left with burns, there are several natural methods that you can use to find relief. Some of them include;
Apple Cider Vinegar soothes burnt skin, thought it may leave you with a nasty sting afterwards. A 1:1 mix with water solution will not only ease the burn, it'll reduce the sting. Just dab this solution on the affected areas. You might not smell great, but you'll feel a whole lot better.
Fruits like Oranges and Watermelon with high Vitamin C content also promote healing, infact watermelons are like 92% water. Drink plenty of water and electrolyte-rich drinks like coconut water not just when you have sunburns but all the time.
Nutrients found in specific foods actually help prevent sunburn. We've already mentioned vitamin C but did you know there was magic in vitamin E too? You can find them in nuts and seeds. Beta-carotene rich foods like carrots, pumpkin, sweet potatoes contain nutrients that protect the skin from excess ultraviolet rays. Tomatoes and Bell peppers, are known for their Lycopene content, which also doubles as a natural sunblock, as well as flavonoids found in berries.
Enjoy the healing effects of Oatmeal when you blend dry oats in a blender or food processor. Add a cup of blended oatmeal to warm bath water, and watch how it relieves your itchy skin, and reduce inflammation as burns heal.
That tannic acid in black tea is not only the secret behind its dark color, but is great at reducing sunburns redness, and quickening the recovery process. Soak a bag until the water is super black, and then dab on the affected areas for relief.
When you try any of these methods, be sure to write to us. Let us know how it worked for you!