Sunburn Relief Home Remedies
I may have gotten a little bit too much sun this weekend and forgotten my sunscreen. Being that I have red undertones in my hair, I burned right away after being outside for only a few minutes. Yikes. I looked like a lobster and got a nice headache to top it off.
I have a few methods I like to use when I get a sunburn and they tend to work pretty well for me. Generally I can get the burn to go away by the next morning! Here’s a few of my favorite sunburn relief home remedies, make sure you share yours in the comments!
Good Coconut Oil
Since coconut oil is an excellent moisturizer, it works well for sunburns. What I like about it is that it gives you instant relief from the stinging of the sunburn and helps moisturize your skin at the same time. Make sure to use a good Extra Virgin Coconut Oil for the added benefits to your skin. (I love Tropical Traditions brand!) Since vitamin E is good for sunburn as well, you might consider making some of this Homemade Lotion to have on hand!
My favorite method is Aloe Vera Spray. Right now I just buy this Real Aloe brand, but I’m guessing you should be able to make it if you harvest your own aloe. The reason I like this so much is because you can just spray it on – no rubbing on those sore burned spots! It also has the nice instant cooling effect of aloe. Of course you can also just buy regular aloe vera, too.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Now if you don’t mind smelling like a pickle, you can use the apple cider vinegar method. Mix 1 T. apple cider vinegar with 1 c. of cool water. Use washcloths (Make your own!), soak with the mixture, and lay over the sunburn. You can also make this into a sunburn spray or bathe in the mixture if your sunburn is severe. (Get more Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar here)
Make sure to check out more DIY ideas like this on our Make Your Own and DIY page!
I know there are many other sunburn relief home remedies out there…what are your favorites?