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5 Home Remedies For Sunburns

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5 Home Remedies For Sunburns!

5 Home Remedies For Sunburns

5 Home Remedies For Sunburns

This spring break my family went on amazing cruise together. It was fun to finally get out of the snow and into the sun. The only problem was the sun was so intense and even though I tried my daughter still got a sunburn. Sunburns are painful and take time to heal. The best thing to do is use lots of sunscreen to prevent them but if you happen to find yourself or a loved one has a sunburn here are 5 Home Remedies that will help relieve the pain, itchiness and all around discomfort that comes from sunburns and help heal them quicker!

Oatmeal Bath– If you have burned a larger portion of your body a oatmeal bath may be perfect for you. Place 2 cups of rolled oats in a large (clean) sock. Tie off the end. Put the oatmeal filled sock in a luke warm bath with you and soak. Squeeze the oats a few times to help release them into the water.

Cucumbers– The saying “Cool as a cucumber” rings true. There are antioxidants that help with inflammation. Slice a cold cucumber and apply the pieces directly to your skin. They will help sooth irritated skin.

Milk– Milk, it does your body good! Soak a washcloth in cold milk. Place the washcloth on sunburned skin. The milk helps reduce the irritation and it also leaves a layer of proteins that will speed up the healing. Apply every few hours as needed.

Aloe Vera– This is one of the most common remedies. You can purchase aloe at the store, but getting it straight from the plant is better. It won't have any other ingredients, just straight aloe.

Cool Shower– This remedy is the easiest on the list. Take a semi-warm shower will help cool the heat and soothe sunburned skin. Make sure to keep the water not too hot and not too cold. Also stay clear of soaps and lotions with perfumes in the them. These will irritate your skin and slow down healing.

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