Soothing Sunburn Solutions



We all know the virtues of wear sunscreen whenever we venture outside. Inevitably we might miss a spot or forget to reapply regularly enough and sunburn will occur. Finding relief from the pain is a priority and there are quite a few goodies that are probably in your kitchen right now that can ease the initial pain.

Up to 10 minutes per day unprotected in the sun is a great way to boost our Vitamin D supplies, but any more than that is dangerous.

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TOMATO – Slices of tomato placed on the burnt areas can help to take away sting.

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR – Pour a cup into a lukewarm bath and soak for at least 20 minutes.

COLD MILK – Soak a face washer or towel in cold milk and place over burn area.

ALOE VERA GEL – Simply break open a Aloe Vera spike and squeeze out the gel and apply.

COOL SHOWER – Stand under a running shower for 20 minutes.

OATMEAL BATH – Pour two cups of oatmeal into a luke warm bath, allow too steep for 5 minutes and then soak in it for 20 minutes.

CUCUMBER – Remove the peel from a cucumber. Using the peeler turn the cucumber length wise and peel of long strips. Place on sunburn for 15 minutes.

BLACK TEA – Make a pot of strong black tea. Place some ice cubes in the jug to cool it down. Use a sponge to gently wash the burnt area with the tea.

If you have a commercial after sun product, keeping it in the fridge makes it even more soothing should you need to use it.

Stay safe and check the use-by dates on your sunscreen. It is always a great idea to simply buy new product at the start of each swimming season.

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