"There is a large number of home remedies to treat sunburns that the general public are unaware of. Many people end up paying for expensive treatment and medication when all they really need are a few key ingredients found at home to heal their sunburn and relieve the pain. Home Sunburn Remedies has done a wonderful job in bringing those remedies to light."
- Justin D Campbell, M.D.
home sunburn remediesDoes your skin feel like its on fire? Tossing and turning in your bed because the sunburn pain is so unbearable? Does taking a shower feel like being cooked in boiling water? I know the feeling; I've been there many times. At that point, all you want is relief. Treating sunburn the right way is very important to control the length and lingering effects of harmful UV rays. You need to act fast to alleviate the chance of having blisters form, horrible peeling occur, or even scarring, freckles and spots. What if you could have relief tonight, with a remedy that is already in your home? Don't let nasty sunburn ruin a day of your life. A home remedy for your painful sunburn could be sitting right in front of your face! With most sunburn, a natural home remedy will help subside the pain and get you on the right road to recovery.
If your sunburn has blistered and the blisters have opened up, do not use a topical treatment as your skin can become infected much easier this way. Any salve, oil, or butter could create an easy way for your skin to become infected.Top 5 Home Sunburn Remedies
Home Sunburn Remedies #1#1 Home Sunburn Remedy: Milk. The protein in the milk will help soothe your skin and help it heal from sunburn faster. Apply it to the skin with a damp washcloth or rag. With 1 cup of milk to 4 cups of cool water, wet the rag and apply straight to the skin for 15-20 minute intervals every 2-4 hours. This is much like a cold compress, so repeat often.
Home Sunburn Remedies #2#2 Home Sunburn Remedy: Vinegar or Apple cider Vinegar. If you apply the same concept as #1 to vinegar or apple cider vinegar to your sunburn it will help inflammation and relieve some of the pain that you are experiencing. This home remedy will help with blistering and peeling and will speed up the healing process.
Home Sunburn Remedies #3#3 Home Sunburn Remedy: Aloe Vera Juice. This might be the most well known topical treatment for sunburn. Aloe will help keep your skin moist and will help with inflammation. You will want to constantly keep your skin moist with aloe for the time period where your sunburn is causing you pain.
Home Sunburn Remedies #4#4 Home Sunburn Remedy: Aspirin or Acetaminophen: Aspirin will help with the inflammation and of course the pain of sunburn. It is best to take Aspirin within 24 hours of getting sunburned as it will have its greatest effect reducing pain and swelling if taken at this time.Home Sunburn Remedies #5#5 Home Sunburn Remedy: Lemon Water: Squeeze a few lemons into some cool water. Apply to your skin with a sponge or towel. The citrus will help disinfect the skin and cool it, promoting faster recovery from a mild sunburn.
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Other topical treatments include: Sliced Cucumbers, Sliced potatoes, Water-diluted lavender oil, Bruised onions applied directly, Water diluted Calendula oil, Bergamot oil in bathwater, as well as yogurt.
Vitamin cocktail: If you have a sunburn, your body will need some key vitamins to help remedy your situation. Take these vitamins for a few days after you have received your sunburn.
- Vitamin E - 400 to 600 IU
- Vitamin C - 1000 to 1200 mg
- Beta Carotene - 10 to 15 mg
- Omega-3 Oils or Flax-seed Oil - 2 tblsp
Stay Hydrated: Make sure you drink a lot of hydrating liquids to replenish what was lost from the sunburn and to keep your skin hydrated for faster recovery.
Eat Protein and Fruit: Make sure you eat as much high-quality, lean proteins as possible. It will decrease the sunburn recovery time significantly by replenishing and repairing your skin. Also include raw fruits to supply the vitamins and minerals needed to speed up the healing process for the sunburn.
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If you have a sunburn, that means that you have caused some damage to the top layer of your skin,
your epidermis. A sunburn literally cooks the protein inside of your skin. If you have done enough damage, your body will need some help to cure itself quickly. Depending on the severity of your sunburn, a recovery period of 3-12 days is normal. In this time skin may begin to flake off, blisters may form and pop, and pain and itching may be an inconvenience. A sever sunburn is usually followed by being dehydrated and a fever may occur. Sometimes severe sunburn will call for medical attention, but not often. If you are experiencing a bad fever, have purple spots, nausea, or chills after getting a sunburn, you should seek help from a doctor as you might have heat stroke and this could be a serious condition.