You know that the UV exposure can cause skin aging and trigger skin cancer, but you forgot to apply the sunscreen or maybe you skipped it because you didn’t though you will out for long. However, now your skin is red, your fingerprints on your skin leave white marks and you feel pain. You don’t have to run to the store to buy pricey formulated lotions, try to soothe your skin with Mother Nature’s little helpers.
Here is how to cure a sunburn:
Sunburn Remedies from Your Kitchen
Water re-hydrates, soothes and restores. Drink as much cold water to re-hydrate the body from the inside out, as well as for the skin.
Since our grandmothers time, yogurt is used to calm inflammation and sunburn. It is a natural refrigerant and neutralizer. Moisturizes, soothes, cools and restores the natural pH balance of the skin. Apply a thin layer to the area of the burned place, leave on for 10-15 minutes and rinse with cold water. Of course, repeat the procedure several times a day.
Simply, soothes skin irritation, heals and restores damaged skin cells. Apply a thin layer and after 15-20 minutes, rinse with cold water.
Strawberries are rich in vitamin C which is essential for collagen production, thus giving elasticity to the skin. Strawberries also contain ellagic acid which prevents inflammation and destruction of collagen in skin cells. They also contain tannin, which is great for calming inflammation. Simply mash the strawberries and lightly rub the inflamed and fair skin. Leave it for a few minutes and rinse with cold water.
Wash the potato, cut it into slices and arrange them onto the painful area. The potato is rich in starch which will help to draw the heat away from the skin and calm the pain because it is a proven natural analgesic.
Fresh Mint and Green Tea
Mint naturally cools and soothes while tannic acid and theobromine in green tea reduce the pain and help to regenerate damaged skin. Boil the tea, and when it cools down, take a cotton pad and gently pat the skin. You can also create a greater amount and make the lining.
Make a bath of oatmeal. Polysaccharides which are abundant in oats, have a high water holding capacity, it is hypoallergenic, softens and soothes skin irritation and even eczema, rashes, scrapes, insect bites, and even chickenpox. Take a towel and fill it with oatmeal, tie it and put it in a tub full of cold water, leave for 15 min and occasionally squeeze it. Bathe no more than 10 minutes, otherwise you will dry out the skin.