This post will talk about how to treat a sunburn, quickly and naturally. Sunburn is not exactly a prominent health problem, but it is certainly not a trivial matter when you have a client’s meeting the next day or even a big date with someone new. Then, it will definitely become a big problem. You need sunburn relief! Holidays often results to you having sunburn, especially if it’s a beach holiday or to hot and humid places. Sometimes, it is a result to over exposure to the sun when you are indeed living in hot and humid places. It can happen while you are playing outdoor sports and such.
Always remember to put on sunscreen lotion all over your body and your face to reduce the reaction of sunburn. Sometimes, if the sunblock that you are using is of low SPF, you should switch to the ones with higher SPF to avoid severe sunburn once and for all, and especially if you have sensitive skin. On a normal day basis, it is sufficient with SPF 20 to SPF 25. Therefore, if you know you’ll be out for a picnic or playing at the beach, use sunscreen with higher SPF than that.
How to treat a sunburn in natural ways?
So, what exactly you should do? You probably want something that’s quick, take less budget and maybe even something that’s more natural.
You don’t have much to worry actually. If it is mild or normal sunburn, there’s definitely a natural and quick solution to it. Initially, you got to have ice handy. Have a few cubes of ice and wrap it in a face towel. Then use it to cool down your skin by placing and pressing to parts of your face.
The above step actually functions well to reduce the sticking pain of sunburn and let your skin cool down a bit before you start the main treatment. Use plain and fresh yogurt as a mask. Before that, let the yogurt cool in the freezer before applying it to your skin. The protein and fat ingredients of yogurt can help to trim down the pressure of sunburn on your skin.
There are several other recipes that you can mix and match with yogurt to get more of natural sunburn remedies:
- Yogurt + Cucumber: Blend some cucumber paste with yogurt and use it as a mask. You can focus it more to areas of the eyes as well to freshen up your eyes. This recipe can tightened your skin and help reduce sunburn on your skin.
- Yogurt + Honey + Egg Yolk: Mix all three ingredients together. Use one teaspoon of honey and a tablespoon of yogurt. Use the mix and apply it all over your face. Avoid the eyes, however. When it dry up a little, rinse your face with lukewarm water.
There you go, a few sunburn treatment tips that you can use to ease up those sunburn pain and it’s post effect. You probably want the tan but not the pain. Well, until the next post, hope this can help you even a little. And don’t forget the sunscreens – everyday!