Sunburns are caused by excessive exposure to the sun or an equivalent of the sun such as a tanning bed or another UV source. It is commonly caused in summers as the sun’s rays are strongest in summers. Some of the home remedies for sunburn are cool compresses and baths with essential oils and herbs, hydration, oatmeal pack, aloe vera gel, and various other home remedies that can make you feel better.
Although prevention is key, treating sunburn with certain home remedies can help you feel better faster.
Here are some remedies that help get rid of tan in the comfort of your home –
Yogurt face pack for sunburns
Yogurt contains healthy probiotics and enzymes that promote healthy skin. It has cooling and soothing properties as it is enriched with proteins. The probiotics in yogurt boost cell turnover and strengthen the protective barrier of the skin. Aloe Vera is the go-to remedy for sunburns. A study by WebMD showed that aloe vera gel helped reduce redness and inflammation caused by the harmful rays of the sun. Honey has antibacterial properties that help heal injuries, reduce inflammation and moisturize the skin.
- Aloe vera gel
- Add the ingredients to a bowl, mix them and refrigerate them for at least 2 hours.
- After about 2 hours, take the face mask out of the refrigerator and apply a thick layer over the affected area.
- Thereafter, leave it on for 20-25 minutes, but do not let it dry completely otherwise its removal could be painful.
- Wash it off with cold water.
Banana, milk, and matcha powder face pack
This remedy is said to give faster results. Bananas contain vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin B, and potassium that help fade dark spots and blemishes caused by sun exposure and has an abundance of antioxidants, reduces signs of aging, and soothes skin. Milk acts as a gentle exfoliant that removes dead skin cells, reduces inflammation, and soothes burns. Matcha green tea powder contains tannic acid and theobromine that help relieve pain and heal the skin.
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 tablespoon matcha green tea powder
- 1 tablespoon milk
- Mash a ripe banana with a fork to make a puree and ensure that there are no lumps
- Add 3 tablespoons of banana puree and add 1 tablespoon of milk and matcha powder each. Mix until the consistency is neither too thick nor too runny
- Refrigerate the mask before applying it to the affected areas. The coldness of the mask will help soothe and calm the skin.
- Leave this mask on for 20 minutes and rinse it off with cold water.
Potato face mask for sunburns
Potatoes are enriched with the goodness of vitamin B1, vitamin B3, vitamin B6, C, and minerals like potassium, iron, magnesium, and phosphorus. It is also an effective pain reliever that helps prevent blistering and peeling.
- Take potatoes (depending on the sunburns) and peel and blend it into a smooth paste.
- Strain this paste and take the juice out.
- Mix with honey and blend well. Apply this mixture to your face and keep it for 15-20 minutes or until it dries.
- Use every day for visible results
Cucumbers are enriched with natural botanical compounds that are high in antioxidants and analgesics that help relieve sunburns. Therefore, they help alleviate itching, pain, and inflammation. They are one of the best home remedies for sunburns because of their cooling effect.
- Refrigerate cucumbers. Peel it off and blend it into a smooth paste.
- Strain the puree with the help of a mesh strainer. Apply this juice to the affected areas.