Yes prevention is the most effective cure for sunburn — but when it inevitably happens, use any number of these safe and effective homemade remedies to soothe and heal the burn:
Aloe Vera. When it comes to sunburns, most people reach for the Aloe Vera. It’s the most common natural remedy for burned skin and not to mention…a super easy to maintain house plant.
Lavender essential oil. This is my favorite remedy for burns. Lavender essential oils not only relieves sunburn, but they may also prevent peeling. Find high quality-grade lavender essential oils by clicking here…
Yogurt. Spread yogurt on your burned skin to help cool and heal. Your best bet is to use full-fat, plain, unsweetened yogurt. Let the yogurt stay on the skin until it warms then rinse off.
Vinegar. Load apple cider vinegar into a spray bottle, store in the fridge, then spray it on your burn. Is there anything vinegar can’t do 🙂
Tea. Make a pot of strong tea and then use a piece of cloth soaked in the tea by applying it to the sunburn area. You could also make a tea bath and soak in the tub. It’s actually the tannins in tea that help to soothe the burn and heal the skin.
Potato peels. An age old remedy for sunburns mentioned in tons of old writings is potato peels. They provide much needed moisture and they also have anti-bacterial properties that help in healing…who knew?
Cucumber. Try applying thin slices of cold cucumbers directly, or you could puree a peeled cucumber and rub it on to the affected skin.
Burn Relief Spray. Combine 2 ounces aloe vera gel, 2 ounces cold water, ½ teaspoon vitamin E oil, 15 drops of each tea tree oil and lavender essential oils. Load into a small spray bottle and shake well prior to application. This spray can be applied to the entire burned area as often as needed. Store in the refrigerator for approximately 5-7 days.
What is your tried and true remedy for sunburn relief?