Soothing A Sunburn
The only thing I can say truly stinks about summer is the possibility of a sunburn. I need to slather on the sunscreen or else I end up in pain.
Luckily, if I do get burnt, I found a video from YouTuber Love Meg, and the tips in it help get rid of sunburns. Let’s go over them, shall we?
Oatmeal has super soothing properties that your skin will love. If you go to your local drugstore, you’ll usually be able to find oatmeal products especially made for your bathtub.
Like oatmeal, yogurt is super soothing. It also contains lactic acid, a natural exfoliant that will help the peeling happen a bit quicker. If you refrigerate it, it adds a nice additional bit of soothing properties.
Witch hazel contains a natural exfoliant, salicylic acid, which will help with peeling. It takes away the stinging and burning feeling of your sunburn.
In a lukewarm bath, use about a tablespoon of baking soda, an alkaline substance, to aid in removing the stinging feeling.
Black tea, white tea, and green tea are jam-packed with antioxidants and you’ll definitely feel amazing in a cool bath filled with tea bags. It soothes the skin and helps the burn go away!
Drink More Water
Hydrated skin is healthy skin, so while you’re healing, be sure to drink ads much water as you can. Healing happens from the inside out!
Cold Water Compresses
Cold water compresses are a more superficial way of treating sunburns, but it works wonders. Try combining the tea with the cold compresses for double duty healing!
Apple Cider Vinegar
You would think this would burn, but oddly, it helps take away some of the burn. Be sure to rinse your skin with cold water after application.
Coconut oil is a great moisturizer, especially if you use it after the apple cider vinegar tip!
Aloe is a short-term solution, but it does help with the moisture balance in your skin, and you’ll notice its effects as it heals.
If your sunburn is fresh, an ice bath will help soothe and temporarily remove the hot, stinging feeling. Don’t stay in for too long!
The most important tip of them all is to keep your skin protected every time you go out in the sun. Wear sunblock regardless if it’s sunny or snowy.
Wear your sunblock, and be sure to reapply it according to package directions. The most important thing is that you get as little sun damage on your skin as possible in the first place.
Check out Love Meg‘s video below for more tips and tricks for your sunburn.
Stay safe and protected, and happy summer!