4 Sunburn Remedies That Actually Work


Sunburn is one of the least enjoyable parts of going outside in the summertime and the worst part about it? There are a few remedies that actually work! This article explores four tried-and-true home remedies that you can use to get relief from your sunburn’s unsightly redness and swelling. You can either try them yourself or share this advice with someone you know who’s suffering from sunburn so they can get some relief too!

1) Aloe Vera


Aloe Vera is one of the most effective sunburn remedies on the market. It cools, soothes, and moisturizes skin, which makes it a perfect choice for relief from sunburn. Aloe vera gel is also a natural anti-inflammatory that can help with any pain or discomfort you might feel from your sunburn. Just place a leaf of aloe vera gel on your skin and let it sit for at least 15 minutes to allow its soothing properties to work their magic.
You can also make your own lotion by mixing 1/4 cup of aloe vera gel with 2 tablespoons of water in a bowl and stirring well until it has turned into an ointment-like consistency.

2) Green Tea

Green tea is a great skincare product to have on hand. It’s made from tea leaves, which contain anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that can soothe and heal sunburns. Plus, green tea contains powerful antioxidants that help protect the skin against future damage from the sun. To use green tea for sunburn relief:

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  1. Brew some green tea with hot water, then let it cool until it’s lukewarm
  2. Pour the cooled green tea over a clean cloth or sponge, then gently apply it to your skin
  3. Repeat this process 2-3 times per day until your sunburn heals.

3) Cucumber

Lush bath bombs are my favorite thing ever, especially the cucumber one. I could relax in that all day and come out feeling like a whole new person. Cucumber has always been one of my favorite skincare ingredients because it helps to soothe sunburns, but you can also apply it topically to your skin. Just slice up some cucumbers and rub them on your skin for about ten minutes, then rinse off. It’s super easy, plus it smells good. Be sure to have a t-shirt or towel nearby so the water doesn’t get on anything else!

4) Yogurt

Yogurt is an excellent skincare ingredient because it contains probiotics, which are good for your gut. It also contains lactic acid, which has been proven to be effective in treating sunburns. In one study, a group of participants who applied yogurt with lactic acid on their skin experienced the same relief as those who used the traditional aloe vera treatment. Plus, yogurt is gentle enough to use on sensitive skin and can be easily found at most grocery stores. All you have to do is slather some on and wait until the sunburn starts to subside.

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