Too Much Sun? Try These 5 Sunburn Home Remedies

As a fan of everything summer, it’s not uncommon that I’ll overindulge. As we all know, the most difficult rebound is to come back from a day in the sun. Everything available always seems to be pre-sun (sunscreen) or post-burn (aloe) and only available over the counter. Being a thrifty gal, this summer I decided to look in to sunburn home remedies, and I am thrilled to share what you can do to salve the burn!

5 Sunburn Home Remedies to Try Right Now

1. Greens: Stop by your local nursery and pick up an aloe plant. At home, pick a leaf and squeeze the fresh aloe on to any and every burned area (I actually rub it everywhere after a day in the sun). Drink water. Staying hydrated is another great way to alleviate the rejuvination process.

2. Bath: Forgo an icy shower and opt for a cool bath. Fill the tub, and add a few tablespoons of baking soda. Hang out for 15 minutes, and spend 5 air-drying. You can also swap baking soda for oatmeal (1 cup).

3. Salve: Blend clean and uncooked potatoes with enough water to make a texture that will stick when caked on your brunt parts. Once the texture has dried, wash off with cool water.

4. Sponge: Soak a sponge or hand-towel in cool milk. Pat on to sunburn, then rinse in cool water. Or, swap milk for a pat down with half vinegar, half water.

5. Bags: Soak tea bags (I find mint or cammomile to be particularly soothing) in cool water. Drape on sunburn.

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Sallie lives somewhere between the sun and the ocean in Santa Monica, CA. She fills her days with creativity, hard work, and deep thought. Sallie can be found eating, running, writing, and sharing about it all on her blog and newspaper column.
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