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Sunburn is a problem anyone who spends a little time outside will face at some point in their lives. They can be painful and above all, appear as a real standout blemish on the body. Excessive exposure to the sun also brings an increased chance in developing skin cancer, which is an extremely serious illness.
But most cases of sunburn are mild to moderate and can be dealt with in the comfort of the home. Left ignored, they can turn into something worse, but they can be quickly remedied with the remedies listed in this article.
So, without further delay, here are some excellent home remedies for sun burns:
Not to be drunk, though feel free to do so, so long as you have enough left to apply to the entirety of the affected area. Chilled milk is a fabulously effective way of countering the discomfort of a sunburn. You’ll be surprised at how effective at healing cold milk is, and how quickly it brings relief to the skin.
The treatment really needs no explanation, but it begins by chilling a jar of milk. Apply this cool liquid to your sunburnt area and there you have it. Instant relief! For a slightly neater methods, use a cotton ball or a gauze dipped in the milk on your skin.
Yes, you read that right, tea does help with sunburns. The tannic acid in tea can help heal skin and also mitigates pain. To further enhance the potency of this treatment, consider adding mint to you tea solution.
Boil some tea leaves in water. You can also use tea bags in water. Add some mint to the boiled water or pour the boiling tea onto mint leaves and into a container. Let this sit for about an hour. Apply this solution to your skin and leave it like it for a little while. Dry it after a while. Repeat when necessary.
Potatoes are an unexpected but excellent solution for a sunburn. They work on all sorts of skin problems, including irritations, scratches and rashes.
You can either grate a few potatoes or blend them into a paste. Add some water if necessary. Take the resultant paste and apply it over the affected area. You can also soak gauze or cotton in this mixture and apply it to the affected area.
Apple cider vinegar is a popular treatment for many skin problems and it works quite well in the case of sunburns.
Pour some apple cider vinegar onto a cotton ball or cloth and apply it directly to the affected area. Cover the entire area. Do this a few times a day and you’ll find a noticeable decrease in the discomfort caused by the sunburn. Try this after a cool shower for extra relief.
This ones is very well known. Aloe vera gel is a popular solution to skin problems and its effectiveness as a cooling agent is no secret either.
If you’ve got a few aloe vera leaves, extract the gel from them. If you haven’t any, obtain some aloe vera gel from a local store. Apply this gel to the affected area and let it rest for some time. You’ll find some instant relief in this application. It’s always handy to have a little aloe vera gel around the house because of the many uses it has.
As you can see, all of these recipes are quick and easy solutions to sunburns. Most of them are ingredients that you simply need to walk to the kitchen for. When you try them out, you’ll notice that they offer quick relief to the pain. And remember, fluids are always important and so is staying away from dry and hot places. If you’ve got a case, begin by drinking lots of water and staying away from the sun - obviously - followed by one of the aforementioned recipes.
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