Natural Remedies for Sunburn

Don’t you just loathe getting caught out by sunburn? Let’s face it, despite our best intentions, we all let down our guard to have a little fun in the sun and before we know it, our skin is red and angry and we’re scratching for some kind of relief. Here are a few tips to ease the pain using natural remedies.

How to treat sunburn with natural products | IOL

Sunburned skin longs for a chill to bring it some relief. Dip a washcloth in water and rest it on the burnt area (you can add some witch hazel to ease swelling). For extra relief, put the fan on and aim it at the exposed skin.

Cucumber – for cooling relief, place cucumber slices over burnt eyelids. You can also blend cucumber to create a cool paste and apply it to the sensitive area.

Yoghurt – smear plain yoghurt on the burnt areas and wash off in a cool shower.

Coconut Oil – coconut oil is known to soothe and heal sunburnt skin.

Aloe Vera is a well-known sunburn remedy. If you have any in your garden, break the meaty leaf and apply the gel directly onto your skin. Aloe Vera contains anti-inflammatory properties and nutrients that aid in skin growth and repair.