How to Treat a Sunburn

If you’re like many of us, you’re probably planning for a summer full of sun and outdoor activities, whether it’s lounging by the pool or playing outdoor sports. While it’s nice to shake off winter’s chill and soak up some sun, you also face potential sunburn, which can happen even if you apply sunscreen before going out. This is especially true if you don’t reapply it regularly while outdoors. Fortunately, sunscreen is relatively easy to treat on your own, and can even be treated with natural remedies. Read on to learn more about how to treat sunburn.

You can start by applying a compress, which helps calm inflamed skin. You can dampen the compress with one of any of a number of substances that will help bring quick relief. These include cold water and witch hazel. Several foods, when applied topically, can also ease burned, inflamed skin. These include oatmeal, cornstarch, fat-free milk, yogurt and tea bags. While you’re healing, avoid soap or sitting in a soapy bath, both of which can irritate your skin and make things worse. If you do use soap, use something mild and take a cool bath instead of a hot one. Also, pat your skin dry instead of rubbing it.

One potent method of treating sunburn is actually a very simple remedy, namely aloe vera, which studies have shown to help aid the healing of sunburns and mild burns, as well as having protective antibacterial properties. Aloe vera is so effective, in fact, that hospitals have started using it to treat burn victims. One word of caution: Aloe vera isn’t suitable for severe burns, so if you think your sunburn is significant, seek prompt medical attention. Also, test out a small patch of skin first to see if your skin is sensitive to aloe vera. If not, it should be safe to apply it to the rest of the sunburned area.

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