Prevention is the best way for sunburn protection– the saying “better to prevent it than to cure it” goes perfectly with this problem. Sun burns occur when you are too exposed to the sun without being protected or have insufficient protection. It often happens, while you are at the beach, to forget to apply protective layer of cream after getting out of the water or simply you think the sun is not strong enough to harm you, so do not use protective cream.
First symptoms of sunburn are redness on the skin, feeling of warmth and stinging sensation and unpleasant pain even when gently touched. Once you notice these symptoms, start protecting your skin using proper care for redness on the skin.
Natural home remedies can help a lot to ease sun burn.
-- Milk coatings
Mix half a cup of milk, 2 glasses of water and several ice cubes in a bowl. Soak gauze in the resulting mixture and apply it onto the affected area. Ice cubes will cool the affected area, milk will soften the skin and the coating itself will soothe pains and itching. If you have blisters on your skin, do not apply milk.
-- Sour cream
Sour cream is well known folk remedy against sun burn. Apply cold sour cream onto the affected area and you will feel relief within seconds.
-- Yogurt and lavender oil
Put several drops of lavender oil in 2 cups of yogurt and mix. Using cotton wool, apply the mixture on the burned skin. The yogurt will cool your skin, and lavender will reduce redness and irritation.
-- Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar acts as an antiseptic and will cool the skin, which will make you feel relief.
-- Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera gel is one of the best natural remedies against burns. It hydrates, cools and soothes the skin. Apply Aloe Vera gel on the red and burnt skin. Also, if you have aloe plant at home, pick one leaf and apply its liquid onto the affected area. You will instantly feel relief.
-- Cold coatings and cold shower
Soak some towels in cold water and apply them onto the burnt skin. You can also soothe your pain by taking cold shower.
-- Green tea or chamomile
Make a chamomile or green tea and let it cool. Soak some towels in the tea and apply them onto the affected area. You can also apply the used chamomile or green tea bags directly onto your skin.
You can also you the following products in order to soothe your pain:
It possesses antibacterial properties and also helps in the process of healing skin wounds.
-- Shaving cream
It maybe sounds strange, but shaving creams contains ingredients which cool the skin. This is why shaving cream can ease your pain and make you feel better.
-- Baking soda
Make a mixture of baking soda and water. Apply the mixture on the skin. This mixture has antiseptic properties and will cool the skin.
In case you have blisters, increased body temperature and/or headache, visit your doctor immediately!