Lounging in the pool or spending time on the beach can be real fun in the summer months. When temperatures are soaring, the crystal clear water seems to beckon us, promising a world of fun and frolic. In all the enthusiasm, we might forget about the sunburn that overexposure to the sun can bring. We can always buy over-the-counter products to treat these signs of sun damage. But did you know there are certain natural remedies for sunburn that can make an appreciable difference to the condition of your skin?
To get back clear, blemish-free skin, you can try using Witch Hazel, produced from the leaves and bark of the Witch Hazel scrub. This is a natural astringent with anti-inflammatory and anti-itch properties. You can apply it to the affected areas of your skin a few times a day for quick relief.
In addition to being a filling breakfast, oatmeal also doubles up as effective treatment for sunburn. You can apply a paste of oatmeal directly to the sun damaged areas of your skin or add a cup of dry oatmeal to your bath and soak in it for around 10 minutes.
The other natural sunburn remedies include baking soda, potatoes, and teabags. You can make a mixture of baking soda and water, soak a few cotton balls in the mix, and apply those the areas affected by sunburn to get instant relief. You can also apply mashed potatoes to your sunburn, allow them to dry, and rinse off with cool water to stop the inflammation.
The tannic acid in tea bags is another great remedy for sunburn pain. For best results, you can soak the tea bags in cool water for a few minutes, and then apply the bags to the affected areas.