Home Remedies for Sun Burn | Treatment | Symptoms | Itch Relief

By | May 24, 2010

Home Remedies for Sun Burn

There are few things more aesthetically envious than getting the perfect tan. It’s no wonder then, that millions of people all over the world spend a number of hours on hot summer days, trying to get their skin to look a crispy brown. More often than not, however, this perfect plan can go awry. Sunburns are essentially the damaging of the skin as a result of its excessive exposure to the harmful ultra violet rays of the sun. This does not require the person to have been simply sprawling out on the beach, but could also take place simply by staying out in the sun for too long. At the very least, sunburn will be rather painful and uncomfortable. The consequence of the sunburn is the very apparent inflammation of the skin, which can develop as fast as within 30 minutes of exposure. One should also be aware of the fact that the antibacterial agents used in soaps and creams contribute significantly to increasing the likelihood that you will suffer from sunburn. Some of the prominent sunburn symptoms that you are likely to see when suffering from this condition include tender skin, a premature aging and wrinkling of the skin, the development of blisters and excessive skin peeling in addition to vomiting and nausea.

There are a number of easy to prepare home remedies for sun burn that will prove very effective in dealing with this condition. You can try, for instance, mixing equal proportions of olive oil and vinegar and apply it over the affected area. Wash the mixture off after about half an hour to experience an almost instant relief from the pain and discomfort. Another remedy for sun burn treatment would be to boil some cabbage leaves, mash them and apply the paste over the tanned or sun burnt areas of skin. Wash off the paste after a period of 15 minutes.  One of the most effective sun burn treatment options would be to mix three tablespoons of milk in with 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder and apply it over the affected parts of the skin. Once it has dried, wet the paste a little and, with your finger, rub it in circular motions before you rinse it off with cool water.  You could also try preparing a paste from sandalwood powder and water and apply it over the affected area to experience an instant relief from the itching and pain. Add a cup of white cider vinegar to your bath water every day and enjoy a long bath to help repair the damaged skin.