Even the most sunburn-conscious people, i.e. those who diligently wear sunscreen, also suffer sunburns at times despite using the best sunscreen and body and bath products. Lucky for them, utilising materials that are already in their reach, either in their kitchen or their bathrooms, numerous cures can be made which can be made at home. Are you looking for the best recommendations? Given below are some of those which are at the top of the list.
1. Vera, Aloe
This is probably the best choice among all the common ways there is to cure sunburn. Aloe vera gel is capable of more than just giving a relief of coolness. Aloe vera gel comes with anti-inflammatory traits, which helps cure the burn quickly. Therefore next time you go to the beach, make sure you carry a bottle of aloe vera gel in your handbag. Another option that is most recommended is, use the gel from a fresh plant and apply when required.
2. Acid, Hyaluronic
Using a facial serum imbibed with hyaluronic acid to assist the healing process and accelerate it is the best option if you suffer a sunburn on your face. This acid can assist in moisturisation without leading to progressive irritation and revitalises the dehydrated part of the skin as it is a hydrating component manufactured organically by the body.
3. White Vinegar
In order to assist the relieving process, the prevalent pain, the burning sensation—and also eliminate the possibility of consequential infections—white vinegar can act as the ultimate cure for all these, as per top dermatologists. Since the said vinegar contains acetic acid, it assists in curing pain and burning sensation and behaves as an antiseptic, the docs explain.
4. Baking Soda
Your skin’s pH level(natural) is a crucial point you will have to mind if you are treating the burn at home. The burnt skin’s pH level has to be equalised. For this, dermatologists suggest preparing a compress(cold) made of water and baking soda and applying it to the burnt skin.
Baking soda cold compress will work just fine, but doctors also recommend green tea cold compress as an option as they contain anti-inflammatory polyphenols. If you want to prepare it, just dip green tea leaves and in the dipped tea, soak a clean washcloth. After this compress is cooled down in the fridge, apply it on the burnt skin for 20 minutes.
6. Greek Yogurt
Greek yoghurt, amazingly enough, is composed of lactic acid, which has anti-burn advantages and can be used to moisturise and treat burnt skin. Greek Yogurt is dense and contains a greater amalgamation of probiotics as a result of excessive straining since it is strained more than customary yoghurt. Research conducted in recent years has discovered that regular use of probiotics reduces skin sensitivity and the red colour, according to dermatologists. If you want to cure a sunburn at home using yoghurt, apply natural and simple Greek yoghurt as a facial and on your body, like a mask and wash after 10-15 minutes.
- Bonus- Sunburn cures with cooling agents
Doctors recommend opting for professional body and bath products infused with comforting, nurturing, and rejuvenating agents like aloe vera, cucumber extract, and hyaluronic acid if you are not fond of in-house cures and are seeking pro treatment that helps comfort and nurtures the burnt skin.