Sunburn does not take more than 5 to 10 minutes to happen on a hot and sunny day. Due to our carelessness, we usually end up damaging our skin and it takes more than 5 to 10 days to heal. In some cases, it could be more than 10 days before there is complete restoration. Throughout this time, we often experience pain and discomfort very frequently and without a doubt, the healing period is quite painful.
If the sunburn you experience is severe, then your best bet is to consult the doctor as soon as you possibly can. But if the sunburn is not very severe then it is better to take care of it at home without spending money on creams and medicines. Let’s have a look at 5 simple home therapies to get rid of sunburn discomfort and marks.
Firstly, there is nothing better to have a cool bath in such a situation. Avoid having a bath that is too cool or near enough cold as this won’t be very soothing for the skin. You will find that cool water will drain out the heat from your skin and you can also add the following things in your bath to make it even more soothing:
- Add a few drops of jasmine or lavender oil in the cool water as it will be very soothing and help remove the marks in less time.
- Add some baking soda or oatmeal – You can put anyone of these things in warm water and wash yourself with a soft cloth. In the case of face sunburn, you should use an extra soft piece of cloth or you simply just splash some water on your face directly.
- Why not try pouring a few drops of white vinegar into the water. This will definitely help to soothe the effected areas.
Secondly, you can try using alcohol on your sun burnt skin as this helps to get rid of discomfort and marks quite quickly.
Thirdly, we can say that vinegar has all the magical powers to get relief from any discomfort that is encountered. Just soak a cloth in distilled vinegar and use it on the affected area. This sure is very effective and it is also very harmless.
Fourthly, egg whites are a very useful tool that will draw heat from the affected area. So, just separate the egg whites from the yolks and try using them on the burnt area. You will then start to feel comfortable within a few hours.
Last but not the least; make use of any potatoes you have lying around the house. Try to make a potato paste and rub it on the burnt skin. Then let the mixture dry on the skin and after a while just simply wash it off. This sure is the best and simplest way to get rid of pain and scars from sunburn.
Warning: Before carrying out any kind of home remedy on the affected area, examine just how severe the sunburn is. If it is quite severe, seek medical help. Try to be careful when you are out in sun especially before going for any medical treatment.