5 Best Home Remedies For Sunburn Relief

3. Fresh Mint Leaves and Tea Bags

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  • Take about 300 ml of water and boil it in a pan.
  • Get 5 green tea bags and remove the strings and tags.
  • Take 3 cups of freshly cut mint leaves, chopped.
  • Add the 5 green tea bags to the boiling water.
  • Keep the pan covered with a lid for 5 minutes
  • Add the freshly cut mint leaves to water containing tea bags.
  • Keep the tea bags – mint leaves combo in pan for 5 minutes.
  • Strain the decoction and allow it to cool for a few minutes.
  • Use either surgical cotton balls or clean muslin cloth to soak in the decoction.
  • Apply the soaked cotton or cloth on the affected portions of the skin.
  • Repeat the process once or twice during the day.

 How Does This Work?

Green tea is loaded with antioxidants and has proved to be effective in treating sunburn. The tannic acid and theobromine present in green tea act as great pain relievers and are considered one of the best home remedies for sunburn relief. Apart from giving relief to the painful condition caused by sunburn, green tea helps heal the damaged skin when applied on the portions of the skin affected by sunburn.

Mint leaves act as a natural coolant and have a soothing effect on the skin. Mint leaf extracts have been used to cure sunburn injuries by many cultures across the world and are known for its antiseptic properties. Moreover, mint being a natural herb is free from side effects and does not act adversely on the skin.

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Use only surgical cotton or a clean piece of cloth that is free from dust or other impurities. Do not use the concoction before it cools down as it can only further aggravate the condition or make it worse. In case green tea is not available, black (regular) tea may be used as it also contains tannins that have curative properties.

2. Homemade Sunburn Cream

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  • Take one tablespoon of crushed Aloe Vera gel.
  • 2 to 4 teaspoons of baking soda or cornstarch.
  • 1 to 2 cups of chopped fresh mint leaves.
  • 1 teaspoon of peppermint oil.
  • Fresh, clean water (2 to 3 tablespoons).
  • 1 tablespoon of witch hazel.
  • Mix the Aloe Vera gel and witch hazel in a small bowl of water (200 ml).
  • Set this mixture aside for 2 hours to infuse.
  • After two hours, add 2 to 4 teaspoons of baking soda or cornstarch.
  • Add the chopped mint leaves and stir.
  • Check the consistency and add water or baking soda until desired consistency is achieved
  • Store in a cool, dark place for 24 hours for the cream to set.

How Does This Work?

Whip up your homemade sunburn cream with the above ingredients and see how it works wonders on skin that is damaged by sunburn. This do-it-yourself-cream can prove to be one of the best homemade remedies for sunburn relief.

Take the fresh water in a small bowl and mix one tablespoon of crushed Aloe Vera gel and 1 tablespoon of witch hazel. If you don’t know where to get witch hazel try shopping on Amazon online. Allow the mixture to infuse for a couple of hours, and then add the chopped mint leaves. Check the consistency and add a bit of water if it is too viscous, and if too watery add a little more baking soda or cornstarch until you get the required consistency.

This do-it-yourself homemade sunburn cream has all the ingredients required to soothe and relieve pain and redness caused by sunburn. Apart from having antiseptic and antimicrobial properties, witch hazel is an anti-aging agent and an astringent used extensively in aromatherapy and is suitable for all types of skins. This cream helps get rid of superficial impurities that may have accumulated on the skin that was damaged by sunburns.

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This do-it-yourself homemade sunburn cream is one of the most effective remedies for sunburn relief that has no known toxic or side effects. It is safe to use on any skin type and does not cause any allergies.