Protect Yourself: Home Sunburn Remedies

The 4th of July is just around the corner, which means the kick off to sunburn season. Between lying on the beach and standing by the BBQ, a burn could be the difference between 10 and 30 minutes in the sun! Your skin is damaged no matter the severity of the burn and it’s smart to let it relax a little with these clever, home care remedies.

Cool it down with running cold water or a soaked cloth or keep it moist with a dose of witch hazel.

Most people know about aloe vera, and its always nice to have a plant around you can clip a stem from, but what about lavender or vitamin E oil? Lavender oil can help relieve and prevent peeling and E oil is an incredible moisturizer.

Check your kitchen for the following items: oatmeal, apple cider vinegar, milk, yogurt, honey and tea. All have soothing qualities that when applied to burnt skin can really help out. With the vinegar or tea, you can add them to your cooling bath and let it really soak in all over.

Of course, sunscreen and a hat or umbrella will do a world of wonders in prevention.

Related: 7 Ways to Soothe a Sunburn

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Sonia Minwer-Barakat Requ

thanks for sharing

Angie V.
Angie V.2 years ago

Thanks.... we are soon going to be needing that... lol

Val M.
Val M.2 years ago


Fred Hoekstra
Fred Hoekstra2 years ago

Thank you Aidan, for Sharing this!

Ram R.
Ram Reddy3 years ago

Thank you

Dale Overall

Tend to wait til cooler before heading out in the sun but for sun worshipers a good sunscreen is key, although your skin does require some 20 minutes of direct sun for Vitamin D...after that, cover up or sunscreen up if you do love the heat.

My walks take place just before sunset that way my skin doesn't get the brunt of it even though I tan well. There are many who love the sun and it is easy to stay out in it if sunscreen is used being sure to reapply it every two hours or after swimming. Enjoy sun and summer!

Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola3 years ago

Thanks for all the info.

Tammy K.
Tammy K.3 years ago


Rosie Jolliffe
Rosie Lopez3 years ago

thank u!

Cheryl B.
Cheryl B.3 years ago