Home Remedies For Sunburn

3. Milk can ease discomfort. Apply cool milk to your skin. Milk forms a protective film on your skin which will help with the discomfort associated with sunburn. If you are allergic to milk, cool tea bags can also be used on your skin. Tea contains tannic acid which helps your skin return back to its normal pH balance. Tea bags also draw heat away from the skin which has been burned.

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4. Antioxidants help reduce inflammation. Antioxidants such as vitamin E or cucumbers can help with inflammation which usually occurs with sunburn. You can use vitamin E supplements or oil. If you use cucumbers, make sure you chill them first. Then, mash or place them in a blender to create a paste. Once you have created this paste, apply this to your sunburned areas. Cucumbers add an analgesic property in addition to the antioxidants. This means cucumbers help you with pain as well as the inflammation of the sunburned skin.

Prevention is Best

These are some easy home remedies to use the next time you experience sunburn. But remember, the best way to avoid sunburn is to practice preventative methods. Make sure you avoid direct sun exposure when possible, are in the sun during non-peak hours, use sunscreen and wear clothing that will protect your skin. This way you can avoid the displeasure of sunburn and most importantly protect your skin from sunburn and sun damage.

 

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