Five All-Natural Treatments for Sunburn

Sunburn is an unfortunate side effect of summer.

In case you couldn’t tell by the pizza oven-like temperatures across America, it’s summer. I’ll be the first to say that this summer was a weird one. After spending last summer locked up in our homes, we were all ready to get outdoors, hit the beach, and stock up on some Vitamin D.

Unfortunately, too much sun can also have the added side effect of sunburn.

Hopefully you and your children were able to get through the summer unscathed, as I’m sure I don’t need to tell you that getting a sunburn is terrible for you. If you did fall prey to the harsh rays of the sun though, there are natural remedies you can try, to help soothe the burn.

Here are five all-natural ways to mitigate the effects of a sunburn.

Argan Oil- Argan oil is rich in antioxidants and fatty acids, and has anti-inflammatory properties that help during the healing process.

Aloe- Aloe is the most well-known natural remedy for sunburn as an anti-inflammatory, and it helps moisturize the skin while it heals.

Vitamin E Moisturizer- Part of healing from a sunburn is moisturizing the skin, so a moisturizer rich in Vitamin E is essential.

READ MORE: How to Update Your Skincare Regimen this Summer

Honey- Honey has been used since the ancient Egyptian days as a topical treatment for sunburns, as it helps heal, reduce pain, and minimize infection.

Cold Tea Compress- Teas like chamomile, black tea, and green tea have anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial properties that make an excellent cold compress for a healing sunburn.

The best way to deal with a sunburn is to never get one in the first place. If you can’t avoid it though, the least you can do is sooth your pain with all-natural remedies.

Published by karenmsutton

HSS Orthopaedic surgeon in sports medicine | Mother of 4 amazing children | Team physician for USA Women's Lacrosse | ACL injury expert

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