If you go camping by a lake or just go hiking for the weekend, sunburns are often something you can not avoid.
For this reason it is good to have some natural remedies on hand to help you deal with this unpleasant and painful health condition.
1. Apply some lavender essential oil on a sterile gauze and cover the problematic area. Repeat this procedure in every hour. This is a natural antiseptic, which will soon heal any unpleasant sunburn.
2. Add 3 teaspoons of dried St. John’s Wort (cantarion) and 2dl/6.5 olive oil in a jar and leave it for a week. Apply this homemade remedy on your skin using a gauze to treat sunburns.
This is an amazingly efficient remedy, but you need to prepare it a little earlier before you use it, so if you are planning to go on a vacation next week, you better start preparing this powerful remedy.
3. Prepare a dough using wheat flour and water and apply it directly on the sunburn. This procedure is good for mild sunburns.
4. Mix a cup of low-fat milk and 4 cups of water in a bowl. Add some ice cubes. Use a gauze to apply this remedy directly on the sunburn. Leave the compress for 15 minutes, make a break for an hour and repeat the procedure.
Do not damage the sunburn blisters
If you have some itchy feeling and skin redness (probably a sunburn), do not expose that area to sunlight again
Always use a sunscreen with a high SPF
People with lighter skin tone should use a sunscreen with an especially high SPF, because their body produces less melanin, which means less protection against sunburns
Be careful about exposing moles to direct sunlight
Do not make sudden changes in temperature (getting right out of your airconditioned car if the temperatures outside are high)