Natural Remedies to Soothe Sunburn
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10 Natural Remedies to Soothe a Sunburn
Sunburns can happen even if you *try* to follow all the rules:
Minimizing your sun exposure between the times of 10am and 3pm; Applying sunscreen of 15 SPF or higher (and reapplying); and
Wearing protective clothing and sunglasses.
Perhaps you missed a spot with the sunscreen or just forgot all the rules for the afternoon and now YOUR SKIN IS ON FIRE!!
Try these soothing remedies:
1. To help cool down your skin; try using a compress saturated with cold water or soak in a cool bath.
2. Add a cup of white vinegar to your cool bath.
3. Take a baking soda bath.
Then air dry so the baking soda can dry on your skin.
4. Apply fresh Aloe Vera.
Break open a leaf and squeeze the gel out or slice open and rub on skin. Be sure to remove any sharp edges.
5. Make a paste with corn starch and water and apply to sunburn.
6. Apply veggie slices. Raw cucumber or potato will bring relief.
7. Cover your sunburn with plain yogurt. Then take a cool shower.
8. Boil lettuce leaves in water. Strain, then let the liquid cool several hours in the refrigerator. Dip cotton balls into the liquid and gently press or stroke onto irritated skin.
9. Supplement with Vitamins C, E and Selenium.
10. Drink water and lots of it!
Have fun in the sun but remember skin cancer is the most prevalent of all cancers. (So protect yourself!) The damage starts young as most people experience 80% of their lifetime sun exposure by the age of 18!
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