Be beauty

Ways to get sunburned skin

You need about 3 min. to read this article.

Although the sun is essential for our bodies to function properly, exposure to its rays for too long can lead to sunburn. And while home remedies do not cure damaged skin, they can certainly help ease the pain. Check out what natural products will bring you relief.

Cold shower

The first way to relieve burning skin, which may be the first thing that comes to mind for some, is a cold shower. Pouring cool water over yourself will help lower the temperature of your inflamed skin. However, the water should be lukewarm – too icy could cause thermal shock. Gently pour water over the burned areas. Gradually reduce the temperature gently. For a shower to bring you real relief, it should last about 10-15 minutes.


Although burned skin should not be lubricated with any heavy or greasy substances, there is one exception: honey. It has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, thus accelerating the healing of burned areas. For honey to bring immediate pain relief, make a poultice of it and apply it to the burned area.

Curdled milk and kefir

This method for sunburn was still used by our great-grandmothers. It is worth knowing that during sunbathing, the normal acidic pH of our skin is violated, so it loses its protective barrier against microorganisms and loses proper hydration. Dairy products such as kefir, curdled milk and buttermilk help restore the skin’s normal acidic pH, as they contain huge amounts of live bacteria cultures. Cow’s milk protein also contains vitamins A, D and E, which regenerate damaged epidermis. Simply applying gauze soaked in kefir or curdled milk to reddened skin is enough to bring immediate relief.


Potatoes also have properties that can bring relief to irritated skin. This is all thanks to substances that exhibit atropine-like effects. A not insignificant role is also played by the starch contained in these vegetables, which protects the skin from irritation. To take advantage of all the valuable properties of the potato, just apply raw slices or ground puree to the skin. Potato flour mixed with water will also work well.

Aloe vera

Aloe vera juice, when used to treat sunburn, has a similar effect to dairy products. Also, it helps restore the acid reaction of the skin, making it more resistant to irritation. Aloe vera contains enzymes that regenerate the epidermis and have an anti-inflammatory effect. It also speeds up the healing process. To bring relief to burned skin, simply apply gauze soaked in cool aloe vera juice for 15 minutes.

Peppermint oil

Thanks to its menthol content, peppermint oil cools and numbs sunburned skin. It also speeds up the healing process. Mix together two drops of oil and half a glass of water. Soak gauze in such a solution and apply it to the burned area.

main photo: Farías

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

You may also like

Przeczytaj więcej

Be beauty

How to use Healthy and Non Toxic products?

You may have heard that there are many healthy and non-toxic products out there, but you’re still not sure how to use them and what to buy. Luckily, we’ve rounded up the top non-toxic products and remedies that won’t hurt your budget or health with additives, dyes, or GMOs! Whether you want moisturizing lotion, anti-inflammatory pain relief creams, or something to strengthen your bones and nails, you’ll find everything you need. In this guide, you will find the various uses of non-toxic remedies and their benefits.
Read More
Be online

How to create content for an online store?

Many WooCommerce store owners view the content on their online store as an afterthought, if they think about it at all. They figure that all they need to do is build the store, populate it with products, and visitors will come, like magic. But why would visitors visit your online store? What would compel them … Continue reading How to create content for an online store?
Read More