Sunburn is a natural process though you can avoid it if you try. Continuous exposure to sun is harmful for skin though natural sunlight is also necessary for the health of the bone as natural sunlight is the best source of vitamin D. So, expose your body to direct sun only in the early morning and at the time of sunset when the presence of ultraviolet rays in the sun is comparatively less.
But never go to direct sun when it is right on your head, means at noon or in the afternoon. Never forget to apply sunscreen lotion on your skin before going to sun. You must take umbrella, hat and sunglasses before going to sun. Sun burn damages the natural health of the skin. It may turn your soft skin to rough and coarse skin within a few days. Regular sunburn makes your skin dark and dry. Moreover, it creates untimely wrinkle on your skin.
It may also gear up various skin problems – some problems are simple and some problems are critical like skin cancer. For this reason do not neglect sun burn. Treat it with great importance. You may get some readymade products that may remove sunburn very quickly. But they may not be good for the health of your skin in the long run. For this reason try some home remedies to treat your sun burn. This article will give you a few tips on the use of home products to treat sunburn.
Home Remedies For Sunburn
1. Lemon Juice
To remove sun burn you need something acidic. The best natural acid which is easily available perhaps is lemon juice. Squeeze one fresh lemon and take out the juice. But do not apply it raw. It will burn your skin and may make your skin rough and black. Mix 5-6 times water with this lemon juice.Mix well and preserve it in a glass bottle. Take a cotton ball. Soak it in the lemon juice and apply it on your face, neck, hand, etc. where you have got sunburn. Leave it for 10-15 minutes and then wash it with cool water. Make ice cubes with this lemon water and rub it on your burnt skin. You will get benefit. Everyday use of lemon water helps to remove sunburn.
2. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is excellent for any type of burn and of course for sunburn. Massage pure and thick coconut oil everyday on your skin before bath.Coconut oil hydrates your skin and cure dryness of skin due to sunburn. To enhance the power of coconut oil you may add few drops of lemon juice with this coconut oil. Use it every day to get the maximum result.
3. Cucumber Pulp And Juice
Cucumber is an excellent natural product that helps to remove sunburn. Grate one cucumber and extract the juice. Preserve the juice in refrigerator. Now grind the remaining cucumber to paste. Mix some fullers’ earth with this cucumber paste and apply that on your burnt skin as mask. Leave it for 15-20 minutes and then wash it with plain cold water.You will get benefit. Apply cucumber juice on your skin as astringent 2-3 times daily. You will get benefit. Everyday use of cucumber helps to remove sunburn. It makes your skin soft and supple as well as clean.
4. Milk And Saffron
Milk and saffron is excellent product that removes sunburn effectively and makes your skin fair. Take a cup of milk and soak 2-3 strands of saffron in it overnight in refrigerator.Next day, massage that milk on your skin. Leave it for 20-25 minutes so that your skin gets enough time to absorb the milk. Regular use of saffron milk helps to remove suntan and makes your skin fair.
5. Green Coconut Water
Green Coconut water is an excellent product that can remove any type of dark spots including sunburn. Preserve coconut water in your refrigerator. After coming back from sun, wash your face with plain water to remove initial sweat and dirt. After wiping the skin dry, apply coconut water on your skin and let it dry. Do not wipe. Let your skin absorb the coconut water. Use it twice or thrice daily to get the ultimate result. You will get a soft and smooth skin within few days.
6. Yogurt And Rice Powder
Yogurt and rice powder is an excellent combination to treat sun burn effectively. Take a cup of yogurt and add a tablespoon of rice powder in it. Mix well and apply the paste on your skin. Leave it for some times and then massage it on your skin in a roundabout way.Yogurt being acidic naturally helps to fade out the dark tan caused by sun burn. On the other hand rice powder is slightly coarse and massaging rice powder helps to remove the dead skin caused by sun burn from the outermost layer of the skin. Thus this product is very helpful for sun burn.
7. Ripe Papaya
Papaya also works well on burnt skin. Take a piece of ripe papaya and mash it. Apply it on your skin. Wait for 10-12 minutes and then wash with plain water. Everyday use of papaya helps to cure wrinkles caused by sun burn. Use it every day at least twice daily and get soft and smooth skin.
8. Potato Pulp And Juice
Grate one fresh potato and extract the milky white potato juice. After taking the juice grind the remaining potato to paste. Apply the thick layer of potato paste on your burn. It will sooth your skin. After keeping it for near about 10 minutes remove it from your skin. Now massage the cool potato juice on your skin in roundabout way and leave it for a long time. Better you massage it at night before going to bed and leave it overnight to get the best result. Everyday use of potato and potato juice help to remove sunburn very quickly.
Follow these tips along with a good diet to treat your sun burn effectively. Drink adequate water and eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. They are excellent source of minerals and vitamins which we need to take care the damaged skin caused by sun burn.