Overexposure to sun rays can damage the skin due to harmful effects of the Ultraviolet radiation. Most often the skin gets unevenly tanned and in more severe cases, sensitive skin can even get sunburnt. Sunburns can be quite painful to bear and also affect the appearance. There are many treatment options available for sunburnt skin but one of the best ways to cure it is by using home remedies. Simple and effective solutions using organic products are the best treatments for sunburnt skin. Read on to find out how you can treat your burns without damaging the skin further and feel instant relief from the pain after overexposure to sunrays.
Sandalwood is commonly used in Indian homes to treat conditions of the skin and also for beauty uses. It has skin lightening properties which are helpful to remove tans, but its overall cooling action also helps to treat badly burned skin. It cleanses the skin thoroughly, provides relief from pain and also helps improve quality of the skin and imparts a radiant complexion. You can add sandalwood powder or paste to rose water and apply it over the affected area. Alternatively, a simpler solution is to use a sandalwood infused lotion or moisturiser which can cool the skin and hydrate it simultaneously to ease the discomfort and dryness to the skin caused due to sun rays. Click here to know more about the benefits of sandalwood.
Peppermint contains menthol which is very cooling. When consumed internally it cools the body from within whereas applying externally on the skin also helps to soothe it. To use peppermint to treat sunburns, make an infusion by boiling peppermint leaves in water. When the leaves have thoroughly been steeped and have released their juices in the water take it off the heat. Drink some of this infusion to help cool your body down. Then cool the remaining solution down (you can also refrigerate it) and then pour it over the affected area. The cool water infused with the properties of peppermint helps treat sun burns and provides instantaneous relief. To find more information about peppermint, click here.
- Bath Salts
Bath salts and Epsom salts are excellent treatment options for sunburnt skin. They cleanse the skin while the minerals in the salt nourish it and treat the burns. The effect of the salts against the skin also helps to soothe the skin and reduce any blisters or inflammation that may develop due to exposure to the sun. Take a spoonful of bath salts in cool water and mix it well until dissolved. Now use a thin cloth like a handkerchief and dip it in the salt enriched water. Lay this cloth on the sunburnt area of the skin and let it soak. Repeat this a few times till you start feeling relief from the pain and burning sensation. Follow this for a few days till the skin begins to heal. Get more information about bath salts here.
- Lavender oil
Lavender oil can be used to treat severe cases of sunburns to heal the skin faster and ease the pain caused due to the inflammation. It is a wonderful skin soothing agent and treats sensitive skin. It also smells great and can relax the mind and body through its fragrant action. Ensure that you are using pure lavender essential oil to treat sunburns. It is best to use organically sourced products which will not contain any chemicals. Add 15 to 20 drops of lavender essential to cool bath water. Soak in this water for half an hour or pour it all over your body concentrating on the affected regions. To know more about how lavender oil can help you in everyday life, click here.
These easy and natural home remedies can help you reverse the damage done to your skin by the harsh rays of the sun. To pick up other products that help you take care of your precious skin, click here.