Sunburns can be very painful, but the good news is that they can be treated right away. Below are treatments that are scientifically proven to soothe sunburns. You can also find some home remedies for your sunburns in the steps below.
I. Scientifically Proven Treatments
1.) If you can’t avoid staying outside of your home even if you already have a sun burn, then you should wear a garment that would cover it from the harmful rays of the sun.
2.) If you are staying inside your home, then it would be best for you to wear loose pajamas, or shorts and t shirts to prevent your sun burn from hurting that much more as you move around your house.
3.) While you wait for your sun burn to completely heal, it is important for your body to have the right amount of water on a daily basis. Thus, drink at least 8 glasses of water everyday.
4.) Put aloe vera on your sunburn. You can use the actual plant if you grow one in your yard. You can also purchase lotions and gels which have components of the plant instead.
5.) Take a shower or a cool bath. However, make sure that your water is not that cold for you to be able to soak in it for a maximum of 20 minutes.
6.) If you don’t want to take a bath because of the pain brought about by your sunburn, then you can just put cold compresses to your skin. These materials will help you stay hygienic despite your situation.
7.) Consume reliable pain relievers. You can take aspirin (not recommended for kids) or ibuprofen for this matter. Pain relievers can help alleviate your situation and lessen your skin inflammation
8.) You also have the option to apply cortisone cream on your sunburn. This item is available in supermarkets and local drug stores.
9.) If you have an extreme case of sunburn, then you can expect the formation of blisters on your skin. No matter what happens, you should never pop these blisters. You can only pop them hygienically if they are already large in size.
10.) If your sun burn has already lost a bit of its redness, then apply moisturizer (unscented) to it.
11.) If you have fever, swollen lymph nodes in your groin, armpit or neck aside from your sun burn, then you have skin infection as well. You could seek the help of your doctor with regards to your treatment or you can simply apply antibiotic cream to your skin.
12.) If you have extremely painful blisters, eyes, skin rashes, chill, fever and nausea after you got your sunburn, then you need to visit your physician right away.
II. Home Remedies That You Can Use
1.) If you want to treat recently acquired sunburns, then you can put tomato juice of your skin. This method is painless and it even reduces the redness of your burn.
2.) Look for a minimum of 3 apricots. Remover their outer skin and mash them. Put the finished product on your sun burn and leave it that way for 15 minutes. Wash your skin with clean water afterwards.
3.) To reduce the swelling of your burn, put a half a cup of oatmeal or baking soda to your bath.
4.) Put vinegar into a pail of water. Place a towel into the solution and put the towel on top of your sun burn. However, don’t do this step if you have wounds on your sun burn.
5.) If you can’t find any aloe vera product, then you can use witch hazel lotion instead. This item can also lessen the redness of your sun burn.
6.) Look for a cloth. Damp it with water and skim milk. After that, place the cloth on the affected area of your skin. This can make your burns easier to bear.
7.) Purchase Noxzema facial cleanser from a supermarket. This product can certainly make your sun burns less painful.
8.) If you have an extreme case of sunburn with blisters, then you can apply calendula ointment to your skin. This product is one of the most effective remedies that you can use for your sun burn. It is available in stores selling natural therapeutic items.
9.) Remove the white from an egg and beat it in a bowl. Put the mixture on your sunburn and dress in your sleeping clothes. The egg white can lessen the pain of your sunburn for you to be able to sleep comfortably.
10.) Create a warm tea in a pitcher of water. Soak a cloth in that mixture. Dab the cloth on your sunburn. Leave your skin that way as you go to sleep for the tea to work on your burns overnight. You can wash your skin the next morning.