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Natural Home Remedies For Sunburns

It's that time of the year when sunburns are more prevalent. Of course we all know that staying out of the sunlight is the best way to avoid a sunburn; however, we have put together a list of natural home remedies to help if you may find yourself in need of relief.

1. Make a cold compress to give a cooling relief to your skin. Wrap a bag of ice with a cool, damp towel, make sure you avoid putting ice directly on your skin as that can create a cold burn on top of your sunburn...ouch!

2. Aloe Vera, best if cut fresh from the plant, can give relief and also helps aid in the healing of the sunburn.

3. Taking a cool bath can bring relief. Some say adding a cup or two of baking soda helps add some extra soothing power. Baking soda can also be drying to your skin, so be sure to limit your soaking-time to 15 minutes.

4. Black Tea has anti-inflammatory properties which can reduce inflammation and provide relief to sunburnt skin.

5. Apple Cider Vinegar contains malic acid which can stimulate circulation and aids in speeding up the healing process. It can also help to reduce peeling and blisters. This common household product is naturally antimicrobial, antiseptic, and anti-fungal, making it a wonderful addition that can help prevent infection in damaged skin tissue.

6. Sunburns can cause havoc on your body. It can dehydrate you which can lead to more unpleasant side effects like fatigue, headaches, nausea, etc. It is important to increase your water intake during this time. STAY HYDRATED!

7. Essential oils can also help with sunburn relief:

Lavender is anti-fungal, disinfecting and can be soothing to your skin.

Sandalwood can reduce inflammation, and remove infection-causing germs all while soothing your skin.

Eucalyptus can provide a numbing effect and is known for anti-bacterial properties. Its mentholated properties can also provide a soothing effect.

8. Witch Hazel is another great source of relief. It comes from a natural witch hazel plant and contains oils and tannin to soothe the skin, reduce inflammation, and draws skin together for improved healing.

9. Yogurt is another source of cooling relief. It can help cool the areas most effected by the sunburn. It may not have much for healing properties, but the cooling relief can be very welcomed.

The information shared here is just a highlight from a great article that can be found here:

There is a wealth of knowledge on prevention and what to do if you have severe sunburns as well. I highly recommend clicking the link to read all about it.

Stay safe, stay heathy!

~Bear Roots MT Team

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