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Do-It-Yourself Natural Remedies for Sunburn

Sunburns are common, but they can be a serious problem if they’re not treated properly. If you’re looking for some do-it-yourself remedies for sunburn, here is a list of natural home remedies that will help:

Drink lots of water

Water is essential for flushing out toxins and waste products, which helps prevent skin damage from UV exposure. The human body needs about two liters (about half a gallon) of water per day to function properly, but some people need more than this amount due to their activity level or the weather conditions outside. When you are working out in the sun all day, it is important that you drink enough fluids.

Drinking plenty of water also helps keep skin looking hydrated and smooth—which means less time spent applying lotions or creams every morning when trying not only to find something suitable but also making sure it doesn’t irritate sensitive areas like elbows or knees!

Make a cold compress

If you have a sunburn, apply a cold compress to the affected area for 10 minutes at a time. To do this, place one or two bags of ice in a towel, then wrap the towel around your hand and apply it to your skin (or as close as possible). You can also use frozen peas or other vegetables instead of ice. Be careful not to put direct ice on your skin.

Sunburn Drink

This is the only remedy that does not require any preparation. All you need to do is drink it before and after sun exposure. Sunburn drink is formulated with organic ingredients, vitamins, and minerals. This makes it safe for consumption for minors and pregnant women as well.

Save the aloe Vera for after-sun exposure

Aloe Vera is a great way to treat sunburn. It can be applied on your face, arms, legs, and back as well as children’s skin. However, you should not use it on open wounds or burns that are very painful—and if you have an allergy to aloe Vera (which may happen if you’ve been using topical analgesics for a long time), don’t use it at all!

To apply aloe Vera first, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water; dry them thoroughly before applying the gel from a tube or squeeze bottle onto your skin.

Apply vinegar to your sunburn

Vinegar is an excellent choice for sunburn relief, as it’s a powerful anti-inflammatory that can help to calm the pain and speed up the healing process. Like acetic acid, vinegar also has the ability to remove dead skin cells from your burn, which will help prevent peeling.

If you have a severe sunburn that needs medical attention, be sure not to use vinegar internally until after you’ve seen a doctor or nurse practitioner because it can irritate sensitive areas in your mouth and throat if swallowed wrong.

Stick to chamomile tea

Chamomile tea is one of the most soothing remedies for sunburn. It contains antioxidants that help reduce inflammation, which is why it can be used as a compress or even drunk directly from the cup. You can also add chamomile to your bathwater if you’re feeling extra sore after going out in the sun for too long.

Chamomile is also an effective pain reliever and anti-histamine, which will help calm any itching caused by your burn (if you have sensitive skin). This might sound like overkill—but remember: The more time you spend treating yourself with natural remedies instead of relying on prescription drugs or ointments from the drugstore, the better off you’ll be!

Add lavender to your bathwater

Lavender oil is a natural pain reliever and relaxant. It’s also an antiseptic, which means it can help fight off infections. The lavender essential oil has been shown to be effective at reducing inflammation in wounds, as well as soothing sore muscles and joints (which may help with sunburn).

  • Add some lavender essential oil to your bath water. This will help soothe any soreness you might experience after sun exposure by targeting the bacteria that cause redness, itching, and pain—and leave you feeling refreshed!


Sunburns are a common problem, but they can also be prevented with some simple, natural remedies. Take care of your skin by following each of the remedies religiously.