Home Remedies For Sunburn

Jul 21, 10 Home Remedies For Sunburn

As a child I remember frolicking on the beachhome remedies for sunburn blissfully unaware of the amount of rays I was soaking in. And then it was all I could think about at the end of the day when I was burnt to a crisp. Mi abuelita would rub aloe straight from the plant to soothe my aching skin. Ay, even the memory is painful! Aloe Vera is the most common of home remedies for sunburn, but it is by no means the only one.

For example, cold milk compresses work wonders. The protein contained in the fat helps relieve pain and promote healing. Dip some gauze or a washcloth in some cool milk and apply for 20 minutes every couple of hours. Remember to wash off afterwards; you don’t want to smell like leche agria! You can also make compresses with apple cider vinegar (Surprise, surprise.  ACV is good for almost everything) or Epsom salts. You can also rub cucumber slices on burned skin or soak in a bath with baking soda. Lemon water (the juice of two or three lemons mixed with 2 cups of cool water) applied with a sponge or towel helps the skin disinfect and heal faster. Taking aspirin within 24 hours of getting sunburned will help reduce pain and inflammation. There are tons of things you can do to deal with looking and feeling like cooked shrimp, but the best thing you can do is PREVENT. Apply sunscreen religiously, señoritas, and nip this whole ordeal in the bud.”

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