9 Tips To Treat Sunburn

Tips To Treat Sunburn


Spending long hours on the beach can be real fun. But if you forget the sunscreen, your skin is bound to bear the brunt of over exposure to the sun. Working in the garden for long hours under broad sunlight can also cause serious sunburns. Trekkers and hikers need to take care of this too.Sunburns are very common after spending long hours under bright sunlight. Some may tolerate the UV rays of the sun, but many often experience moderate to severe effects of sunburn like redness of the skin, formation of blisters, pain, mild fever, chill and nausea.The UV rays of the sun can wreak havoc if you are out for a long time on a bright sunny day without any suitable protection. You should take due care of your sunburned skin as negligence can cause serious skin damage.

Tips To Treat Sunburn

Mild sunburns can be treated by self care at home. If the discomfort persist after self care, you should seek medical consultation.

Cold Water Treatment

Cold Water Treatment For Sunburn


Cold water treatment is best for any type of burn and is equally effective in treating sunburn. Immerse the affected areas in cold water for 15-20 minutes. You can also have a cold water shower for 15 minutes after staying out for long in the sun.Cold water soothes the skin and prevents peeling and dryness of the skin. You can also apply ice packs to reduce the effects of sunburn. Never rub your skin while wiping, but pat it dry with a soft towel.

Moisturize With Cocoa Butter

Cocoa Butter Moisturizer For Sunburn


Your sunburned skin requires enough hydration. Apply cocoa butter moisturizer in generous amounts on the affected areas including your face. Moisturizers reduce the pain and redness and prevent peeling of the skin. Cocoa butter moisturizer is the best for treating sunburns.

Apply Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera For Sunburn


Everybody is aware of the health benefits of this herb including its usefulness in various skin treatments. Crush few Aloe Vera leaves and apply the gel on the sunburned areas of the body including your face. The anti-inflammatory property of this naturally available soothing gel provides quick relief from the symptoms of sunburn.

Keep Your Body Hydrated

Drink Plenty Of Water

Dehydration will aggravate the affects of sunburn. Drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated. Water will regulate your body temperature and prevent peeling of your sunburned skin to a great extent.

Rose Water

Rose Water To Get Rid Of Sunburn


This treatment is very useful in treating a sunburned face, but you can apply it on other affected areas too. Take a big bowl full of ice cold water and add 10-15 drops of rose water in it. Wet a cotton ball in this water and dab it on your face.

Cucumber Juice

Cucumber Juice For Sunburn


Grate a cucumber and squeeze out the juice from it. Apply the juice with a cotton ball all over your face and leave it till it dries off. Then wash your face with water. The soothing effect of cucumber will reduce the effects of sunburn quickly. You can also apply the grated cucumber flesh.

Essential Oils

Essential Oils For Sunburn


Try essential oils of lavender, chamomile and sandalwood to treat the pain and redness of sunburned skin. Add 20 drops of any one of these oils in your bathing water and immerse yourself in it for about half an hour.

Treating The Blisters

Do Not Break Blisters


Do not break the blisters. The blisters will break of their own after some time. The fluid present in the blisters helps in healing of the sunburned skin. If the blisters break accidentally, cover them lightly with a sterilized bandage to prevent infections. Never touch the broken blisters without washing your hands.

Foods To Treat Sunburn

Drink Plenty Of Fluids To Reduce Sunburn


Take plenty of fluids to treat sunburn. Drink sufficient water and milk. Take foods rich in Vitamin C, zinc and beta carotene. These will help in a speedy recovery of your sunburned skin.