Sunburn is lesions that occur on the skin caused by ultraviolet rays from the Sun and their characteristics are similar to those caused by heat burns. Here are some fascinate home remedies for sunburn.
These burns also fall into three types: firstgrade (red or pink spot), second degree (ampollas) and third degree (death of tissues underlying the skin with deep wounds usually on the lips and other areas of high sensitivity).
It is important to monitor sunburn, as they can be complicated by infections that can facilitate scarring and even melanomas.
The first action to be performed, after suffering a sunburn, is to cool the area with cold water. You can even dip a cloth into the liquid and put it on the burn. Apply several times a day for 10 to 15 minutes each time.
Once cooled, the following home remedies can be applied in order to relieve pain and allow its prompt healing.
Popular home remedies for sunburn
Remedy for sunburn #1: Wet a gauze in cold milk and apply to the area burned by the sun for half an hour. Repeat every two to four hours.
Remedy for sunburn #2 Apply yogurt to all affected areas. Rinse in a cold shower and then gently dry the tap-based skin.
Remedy for sunburn #3: Mix 25 grams of dried chamomile flowers with a quarter of a liter of virgin olive oil. Heat to the bathroom Maria, simmering, for an hour and a half. Turn off the heat, strain and let it cool down. Then, apply a layer of oil to the affected area three times a day.
Remedy for sunburn #4: Wash the burned area with a very cold sage infusion.
Remedy for sunburn #5: Apply white vinegar to the skin every hour up to a total of five times a day which helps relieve pain. You can also mix a cup of this vinegar in a bathtub filled with cold or fresh water.
Remedy for sunburn #6: Wash a carrot, cut, crush and apply directly to the affected area. Cover with gauze and leave to act for three hours.
Remedy for sunburn #7: Add half a cup of oatmeal to a bathtub filled with fresh or cold water. Soak for 15 to 20 minutes.
Remedy for sunburn #8: Fill the bath with fresh water and add two tablespoons of sodium bicarbonate. Remove and wash the affected area with this water. Repeat three times a day. Instead of drying with a towel, let the solution dry itself on the skin. This remedy relieves discomfort, rehydrates the burned area and facilitates its recovery.
Remedy for sunburn #9: Beat an egg white and mix with two tablespoons of virgin olive oil. Apply this preparation to the burn every two hours.
Remedy for sunburn #10: Take the leaf (or penca) of an aloe vera or aloe vera plant, extract its gel or juice and apply directly to the lesion 2 to 3 times a day. This remedy soothes, heals and accelerates the regeneration of the skin.
Remedy for sunburn #11: Remove the pulp from half a melon, without nuggets, crush with a fork and apply, through a gauze, to the red skin. .
Remedy for sunburn #12: Mix 2 teaspoons of tomato juice and a pinch of baking soda and apply to the burned area. Leave for several hours on.
Remedy for sunburn #13: Mix enough water to corn starch until it forms a compact paste and apply on the sunburn.
Remedy for sunburn #14: Wash a cucumber (if you don’t have cucumber, you can use a medium potato or apple instead, cut into thin slices and refrigerate for a while. Then apply directly to the affected area.
Remedy for sunburn #15: Boil several lettuce (or cabbage) leaves in water, strain and leave to cool for several hours in the refrigerator. Immerse a gauze in the liquid and gently pass through the injured skin.
Remedy for sunburn #16: Apply tea bags soaked in cold water to decrease inflammation of burnt eyelids.
Sunburn Remedy #17: Wet a cloth with hazelard water and apply often for temporary relief.
Remedy for sunburn #18 Cut a tomato (preferably cold) in half and apply to areas with sunburn.
Remedy for sunburn #19 Mix 1 teaspoon saffron and another sandalaldish with a little cold water until you get a paste. Apply to the affected area and leave on for 20 minutes.
Remedy for sunburn #20 smash a couple of large strawberries and mix with whey until a paste will be placed on the affected area
Remedy for sunburn #21 Mix 1 teaspoon of achiote powder and another of coconut oil until a paste is formed. Apply to the affected area and leave on.
Remedy for sunburn #22 Pour 8 drops of lavender oil, 2 drops of everlong oil, 2 drops of chamomile oil and 1 drop of peppermint oil in a tub or tub filled with cold water. If desired, you can add ice cubes to preserve the coolness of the water. Immerse yourself in this bath for 20 minutes. Repeat this remedy every few hours until the pain subsides.
Remedy for sunburn #23 Mix 60 milliliters of almond oil (base oil), 5 drops of chamomile oil, 15 drops of lavender oil, 2 drops of patchouli oil and 8 drops of ever-living oil in a clean container. Apply often on affected areas.
Remedy for sunburn #24 Mix 1 small chopped onion, 1 tablespoon achiote powder and gel from a leaf or aloe vera or aloe-aloa penca and leave at rest for 2 hours. Apply, as a poultice, to the affected area
Remedy for sunburn #25 Put a black tea paquetito in a cup of boiling water. Leave to cool a little in the refrigerator and place in a bottle with atomizer. Spray, at a cool temperature, on the skin affected by the sunburn.
Remedy for sunburn #26 Apply a cold layer of mustard (sold in sandwich cream in supermarkets) to the affected area as soon as the sunburn occurs.
Remedy for sunburn #27 Let macerate in the sun 30 g of fresh arnica flowers in 1 liter of extra virgin olive oil for 10 days. Then strain and apply to the affected area with gentle massages.
Remedy for sunburn #28 Boil in 1 liter of water for 10 minutes, 30 g of gordolobo flowers. Strain carefully and apply cold, as a slatte, over the affected area.
Remedy for sunburn #29 Place in a blender 1 banana, the chopped pulp of a mango and an avocado. Liquefy for a few moments. Place in the refrigerator to cool Apply cold, as a poultice, over the afflicted area.
Remedy for sunburn #30 Apply 1/2 teaspoon of virgin coconut oil and rub burned skin in a smooth, circular way. make this remedy 3 times a day for 3 days. This oil is rich in vitamin E which helps deflate and regenerate the skin.
Remedy for sunburn #31 Wash and peel 2 small potatoes and place in the blender along with a little water and 1 teaspoon of honey. Blend for a few moments to form a paste. Apply cold over the affected area and allow it to dry. Then remove with cold water.
Remedy for sunburn #32 Place a handful of fresh rose petals in a bottle and then pour over 1/2 liter of boiling apple cider vinegar. Cover the bottle and leave it in the sun for 12 hours. Filter. Soak a cotton swab in this mixture and wash the affected area.
Remedy for sunburn #33 Place magnesia milk on sunburn to relieve stinging.
Remedy for sunburn #34 Remove the contents of a vitamin E capsule and mix with 3 tablespoons of aloe gel or aloe vera until you get a paste. Leave in the refrigerator for 10 minutes or when it is noticeable to be cold. Gently apply to the affected area until it is completely covered. Leave on for 40 minutes, then rinse with cold water. Perform this remedy several times a day until you notice that the skin is cured.
Sunburn remedy #35 Mix 5 tablespoons organic bee honey and 1/2 glass of coconut milk until well integrated. Wash the affected area with cold water, then apply with gentle massages. Leave on for 40 minutes and finally wash with cold water. Repeat this remedy daily until the skin has been left healthy. It is important to note that this combination of ingredients externally relieves the burning and heat sensation that the skin has with sunburn.
Be careful with soap, as it can dry and irritate burned skin. If soap is used, it should be very soft and should be rinsed thoroughly. Do not soak in soapy water.
Drink plenty of fluids to help counteract the drying effect of a burn.
Eating balancedly mainly foods containing vitamin A (increases melanin production) so that the skin can regenerate.
Raise your legs. If your legs are burnt and your feet swollen, it’s a good time to place your legs so that they are higher than your heart level.
Do not scrape the skin. When bathing, the towel should not cool the skin to dry, as it would irritate it, but rather give smacks.
Check for photosensitivity. Antibiotics, tranquilizers, oral contraceptives, diuretics, diabetes products, fungicide drugs and even some foods like lemon juice can cause a person to increase their sensitivity to the sun by causing dermatitis similar to a burn. Therefore, it is necessary to ask the doctor about the possible side or side effects of the drugs being taken.
Sleep well at night. It is often not easy to sleep over the sunburnt area. To do this, powdertal should be sprinkled on the sheets to minimize scraping and friction.
Take care of the blisters. If blisters appear, they should not be opened as they may cause an infection. If they are opened by accident, the skin covering it should not be removed, as this is a protection.
Protect yourself from ice and snow. Sun rays reflected in ice and snow can also cause sunburn in areas that are not well covered. Therefore, it is recommended to use protective cream if you want to take a hike on a snowy mountain.
Avoid exposure to unprotected sun rays mainly between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. (when the sun shines brighter and never more than half an hour.
Apply filters with appropriate protective factors to our skin (usually 10 degrees higher) at least 30 minutes before going outside, even if the sky is cloudy, as harmful rays can penetrate the cloud cover. Reapply the filter to the extent necessary after swimming or sweating profusely. It is necessary to protect the most delicate areas of the skin such as lips, nose, hands, cheekbones, ears and nape with hats, tight-framed fabrics and long sleeves.
Prevent children under 6 months from being exposed to direct sunlight for long periods of time. These should be kept fresh and in the shade. Do not apply sunscreen to children of that age.
Avoid burning twice Remember that when burning, the skin takes three to six months to completely regenerate and is therefore very sensitive and can burn faster than before.
Consultar con un médico si se siente los siguientes síntomas:
- Formación de ampollas muy extendidas
- Debilidad general
- Manchas de decoloración púrpura o comezón intensa
- Quemadura que arde nuevamente o se extiende (puede que exista una infección)