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Protect Yourself: Home Sunburn Remedies

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

Read more: 4th of July, Crafts & Design, Healthy Aging, Home, Natural Remedies, Skin Care

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Aidan Koch

Aidan Koch is an illustrator, artist, and writer. Her formative years were spent in the heart of the Puget Sound in Olympia, WA. Though Portland, OR has been her home base for some time, she always has an adventure around the corner.


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11:42AM PDT on Aug 20, 2013

thanks for sharing

12:47AM PST on Mar 8, 2013

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

2:35AM PST on Feb 23, 2013


2:55PM PST on Jan 7, 2013

Thank you Aidan, for Sharing this!

11:52PM PST on Nov 22, 2012

Thank you

8:24AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

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!

1:12AM PDT on Jun 27, 2012

Thanks for all the info.

4:50PM PDT on Jun 26, 2012


2:21PM PDT on Jun 26, 2012

thank u!

12:06PM PDT on Jun 26, 2012


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