Sunburn Soothers

Sometimes, despite our best intentions and slathering ourselves with sunblock, we or someone we love gets a painful sunburn. Ouch! Not only can sunburn cause skin cancer, it can also prematurely age and damage our skin.

Here are the best natural remedies we know for healing painful, sunburned skin. Soothe your sunburn safely with these great ideas:

Easy Sunburn Salve
Just snip a leaf off an aloe vera plant (some of us keep them growing in the kitchen for just this purpose; it’s great for kitchen-accident burns, too) and spread the jellylike sap evenly over your burned areas. If you donít have an aloe vera plant, buy the pure gel and use that instead.

Cucumber Body Pizza: A simple refreshing way to cool and heal sunburned or itchy skin.

Sunburn Healing Bath
In a handkerchief tied with string or a muslin teabag, place the following:

1/4 cup rolled oats
1/8 cup whole milk powder
1 teaspoon tea leaves, green or black
3 drops lavender essential oil
2 drops peppermint essential oil

Run a tepid to cool bath and soak along with this bath bag. Use it as a compress to spread healing, cooling relief all over.

Tea Compress
Store used teabags in the fridge and apply as a cold compress to burned skin.

By the Care2 Staff.


William C
William C1 months ago


W. C
W. C1 months ago

Thank you.

Danuta Watola
Danuta W5 years ago

Thanks for all the info.

Angela N.
Angela N5 years ago


Gabby H.
Dot L6 years ago

The only quick relief is a product called INSURANCE from California Tan containing Calendula, aloe vera and other it at a tanning salon. Takes the red out and turns it to brown...and takes the sting from a sunburn away...absolutely immediate relief and done! No reapplying. needed. Believe me, I am an expert at this

Francisco W.
Francisco W6 years ago


John S.
Past Member 6 years ago

Thanks, hope I don't need it, but good to know.

K s Goh
KS Goh6 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Robert O.
Robert O6 years ago

Thank you Annie.

Beng Kiat Low
low beng kiat7 years ago