Heal A SunBurn Instantly

Heal A SunBurn Instantly

Sunlight is essential for our body as its exposure gives us essential vitamin D. But excessive exposure to the sun can cause painful sunburns. And during summers getting sunburns is a daily truth, the exposure to the ultraviolet radiation from the sun can cause damage to the skin.

Even if you are out in the sun for only 15 minutes during a hot summer day, you may not realize what the sun has done to your skin only after a few hours you can see the symptoms. Exposure to ultraviolet radiation hits the skin cells and damages the DNA of the cells, in a process to repair the damaged cells the skin gets red and you get the burning sensation.

The skin produces more melanin in the skin to block further radiations as a result that we get a suntan. In the market, there are a lot of sunscreens available to choose from but no matter how much you protect yourself the burns can still happen. So we are providing you the tips on how to get relief from a sunburn instantly.

  • Take a washcloth and wet it with cold water and splash little apple cider vinegar on the cloth and dab the cloth to your sunburn affected area. You will feel instant relief from the burn, and after a few minutes, your skin will dry.

  • Now rub the affected area with coconut oil, and by the next day, you will see a significant change in your skin. Coconut oil promotes healing and helps the skin in case of burns, it exfoliates and lubricates so it would be best if you can continue the use of coconut oil in that area.

  • Milk can also be used in cases of mild sunburns, just wash the area with plain water and let it dry. Apply the milk directly to the affected area and let it dry, wash the milk after a few hours, and repeat the process.

  • Tea leaves also help in soothing the skin and they take the burning sensation away. Tea contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents that help your skin to repair from DNA damage done by the sun.

  • Aloe vera is touted as the “burn plant“, you can apply Aloe vera in any form into the affected area to get relief from itching and stinging from sunburn.

Suggested Read: Homemade Remedies For Skin Tanning

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Simmi Kamboj

Simmi Kamboj is the Founder and Administrator of Ritiriwaz, your one-stop guide to Indian Culture and Tradition. She had a passion for writing about India's lifestyle, culture, tradition, travel, and is trying to cover all Indian Cultural aspects of Daily Life.