Sunburns can be a pain. In todays post, I share tips to help you soothe a painful sunburn.
Apply aloe vera to the painful area. Aloe vera derives from the aloe plant. Applying aloe vera to the skin can lessen the sting from a sunburn, and calm the skin. The cooling effect of aloe vera should help the sting associated with a sunburn.
Soaking the skin in cold water for immediate relief. Cold water draws the heat from your skin. Swelling is also reduced.
Lather skin with a milk-based lotion. Moisturizing lotions containing milk ingredients have a soothing, anti-inflammatory effect on the skin. The skin also remains hydrated.
Stay hydrated. A sunburn dehydrates the body. Our natural healing mechanisms bring moisture into the burned area. Increasing water intake helps the body replenish lost moisture. Headache and fatigue may go with a sunburn – staying hydrated helps avoid this.
Skip scrubbing. Using a loofah or products containing micro-beads (e.g. body scrubs) increases irritation by stripping away moisture. Lathering with soap provides moisture without increasing irritation.
What are your go-to remedies to ease a sunburn? I’d love to hear about them in the comments below!