Sunburn Relief & Sunburn Remedies which are natural, simple, safe and effective.
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Are you seeking sunburn relief? Have you suffered sunburn ( Click here to see some symptoms of sunburn ) and are wondering how to treat sunburn or how to heal sunburn?
Natural topical sunburn remedies can help relieve the pain and discomfort as well as promote healing. While I have not personally used all of these sunburn tips, the following simple suggestions may be effective sunburn treatment for you.
Of course, I do not recommend any creams or lotions which would or might have artificial and harmful chemicals in them, and only go for natural and safe substances to treat sunburn or to sooth sunburn.
Use cold water to cool the sunburned skin. This should provide some immediate sunburn pain relief.
Also, drink sufficient fluids to re-hydrate your body.
In the meantime, avoid further exposure to the sun. In addition, do not wear clothes which might irritate or worsen the wounds. Doing so might negate the efforts of even the best sunburn treatments you may be using.
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A note about Sunburn Relief
In natural health and healing, we believe in holistic health and healing, as we realize that different parts of the human body are highly interlinked, often beyond Man's understanding. We also believe that the body has the ability to heal itself of any disease, even supposedly incurable diseases.
In order to do so, the body needs the support of some basic dietary and lifestyle good health habits, such as a full body detox and a proper understanding and application of nutrition. No matter how remote or unrelated a health condition may seem, these fundamental health steps will greatly magnify the effects and benefits of any of our health-promoting efforts, including the use of specific natural health remedies.
As oral supplementation, some recommend taking Vitamin E, Vitamin C or flaxseed oil to aid to heal sunburn.
In my view, it is generally a good idea to consume high amounts of antioxidants, especially in the form of raw fruits and vegetables as well as fresh juices, to help to relieve sunburn
Aloe vera gel is excellent for helping to heal skin wounds and can be applied directly onto affected areas. Fresh aloe vera gel is best, though if that is not available, store-bought bottled ones are also fine.
In my mind, this is an excellent yet simple treatment for sunburn and is the first sunburn remedy I would use, even to treat a severe sunburn.
Cabbage leaves can be mashed and applied onto the affect areas to relieve pain and to speed up healing.
For treating a sunburn which is relatively mild, add ten drops of chamomile oil and ten drops of lavender oil to a cool bath and soak yourself in it for half an hour or more. This will moisten your skin and lessen the skin discomfort.
Blend in powdered or finely chopped comfrey leaves or roots (can be dried or fresh) to equal parts of honey and wheat germ oil, until the mixture becomes paste-like. Apply half an inch worth of the paste onto the sunburned areas, and cover them with gauze and then bandage lightly. As the paste gets absorbed by the wounds, add more of it; do not wash off the paste which was originally applied.
This paste has been touted to be very effective and can be used to provide mild sunburn relief as well as severe sunburn relief.
Some say this is the best sunburn treatment among the natural home remedies for sunburn, although it does take more effort than most of the other sunburn home remedies.
Some people apply cold-pressed organic flaxseed oil directly on the sunburned areas. As flaxseed oil has very high levels of essential fatty acids, it can help to reduce inflammation and promote healing.
After applying cold water to the affected areas, 1 or 2 drops of lavender oil can then be used on them.
This is perhaps the simplest sunburn home remedy, though it is probably not effective enough as a moderate or severe sunburn treatment.
A cold compress of marigold infusion can be applied to the affected areas.
A few drops of chamomile oil, lavender oil, or both, can be mixed with half an ounce of almond oil. The mixture can then be applied to the sunburned areas twice a day. This formula can also work for more severe cases of sunburn.
Another simple way to provide sunburn relief is to use olive oil to saturate the skin areas which had been sunburned.
The tea of plantain can be used to wash the affected areas, as well as for internal consumption. The fresh leaves are cooling and can also be applied directly onto small sunburned areas.
Another home remedy for sunburn is to add water to powdered slippery elm to make a paste-like substance, and then to apply the paste on the sunburned areas. Slippery elm acts as healing agent, and also draws out toxins from the wounds.
Water and vinegar can be mixed, and the mixture be applied to sooth the affected areas.
Using some sort of natural Vitamin E cream on the affected areas would also accelerate healing and prevent scarring. Do look out for the ingredients in such creams, though, to ensure there are no harmful chemicals.
Wheat grass chlorophyll, which has healing and antiseptic properties, can be applied directly onto the sunburned areas of the skin. It should also be consumed internally.
The abovementioned home remedies are suggestions which can be used to provide sunburn relief.
Of course, prevention is better than cure. So, rather than again having to seek a sunburn cure, why not check out and apply some
suggestions on preventing sunburn instead?
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