- Cucumber juice
- Use plain yogurt
- Soothe with aloe vera gel
- Slather on some honey
- Smear potato paste
- DIY cool milk compress
- Rub ice cubes
- Wash off with coconut water
‘As cool as a cucumber’ actually holds true especially when it comes to the vegetable’s skin care benefits. Use the juice of the cucumber to soothe your skin by applying it on your face, especially to areas that might be more prone to sun damage. This is a great remedy for those with sensitive skin since it is known to be a solution for inflammation and redness.
Use plain yogurt
Yogurt is rich in probiotics and enzymes that help restore the skin’s natural barrier. The best way to use it is to apply it on your face for 15 minutes and then rinse it off with lukewarm water. When applied topically, yogurt tames inflammation and helps to soothe skin.
Soothe with aloe vera gel
Aloe vera gel is everyone’s go-to sunburn treatment for the summers due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Be it acne or sunburn, it aids several skin problems. To reap the benefits of aloe vera for your blisters or inflammation, you have to apply the aloe vera gel on the problematic areas for an hour or two and wash it off. The result will be soft, problem-free skin.
Slather on some honey
Honey is known to have anti-bacterial properties in addition to being intensely moisturising. When you apply it topically, it speeds up the skin’s healing process, reducing infection while minimizing any discomfort caused by sunburn or sun damage. All you have to do is slather on some raw honey to the inflamed area allowing it to dry naturally. Wash it off with water and pat dry. You can repeat this 2-3 times a day for quick results.
Smear potato paste
Potatoes have been known to work well on skin irritations. The starch content and pain relieving properties that potatoes contain provide relief from discoloration, stinging sensation, inflammation, itching caused by the sun. Just blend the potato in a smooth paste and apply it to the affected area. Secure it with a gauze and let it dry. If you want a quick sunburn relief remedy, you can apply a potato slice to the sunburnt area. Wash it off and you can repeat the process once a day.
DIY cool milk compress
A cool milk compress is the quickest and most economical way to heal a sun burn. Milk helps in creating a protein film on the wound, which aids in healing any kind of irritability. All you need is milk and a cloth. Dip the cloth in cold milk and let it rest on the irritated skin area. Keep repeating this process several times until you feel that it has helped soothe your skin.
Rub ice cubes
Ice cubes are the best remedy to achieve immediate relief from skin peeling, itchiness and redness. Place the ice cubes in a cloth before you apply it to the affected area. The coldness boosts circulation and eventually helps your skin cool down. But remember to never rub ice directly onto the skin because that can actually do more harm than good.
Wash off with coconut water
Coconut water is rich in minerals and helps in fading scars and spots on the skin caused by the sun. You can use it by just splashing on some coconut water on the inflamed or affected area. Coconut water acts as a good skin care remedy in summer and hence, in addition to drinking it, you can also use it topically on your skin.
Written by Delia Almeida on May 15, 2017