After a long weekend in the sun, you may be in need of a natural sunburn relief! Despite sunscreen, wearing hats and avoiding the hottest part of the day, it’s inevitable that I overdo it once or twice each summer. I’m good about putting it on – it’s the reapplying I always forget! The dry, hot and painful feeling that comes with a sunburn is so unpleasant. These home remedies can help soothe irritated skin and help prevent peeling (ugh). And don’t forget to drink plenty of water and moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!
5 Natural Sunburn Soothers
Add 1-2 cups of any of the following (or a combination) to a lukewarm bath – avoid hot water as it will dry skin even more. Keep your soak to about 15 minutes and slather yourself in an alcohol and perfume-free lotion when you get out.
- Witch hazel
- Cucumber juice
- Dairy (milk, yogurt or buttermilk)
- Baking soda
- Apple cider vinegar: Dilute 1/4 cup ACV in 2 cups of water then add to bath.
- Tea (chamomile, mint or green tea): Bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Remove from heat and add 1 tea bag per cup of water (you can use 2 of one kind or combine them). Steep for 15-20 minutes. Remove tea bags, let tea cool slightly and pour into bath.
For other summer bummers, check out these 4 healing baths for summer!