5 Home Remedies For Fast Relief From Sunburn

After the end of the chilly winter, summer lures with its warmth and sunshine. A large number of vacationers head out to the beach to bask in the sun. However, a number of them end up burning their skin. While limited sun exposure is good for the health, staying too long it the sun damages the skin. It burns the skin and your skin turns red. Fortunately, there are a number of home remedies that provide fast relief from the pain and irritation caused by sunburn.

Here Are The 5 Home Remedies For Fast Relief From Sunburn:

1. Apple Cider Vinegar

A cool apple cider vinegar bath helps in soothing the sunburned skin. Pour a cup of apple cider vinegar in a bathtub filled with cool water. Soak in the water for 5 to 10 minutes. It helps in reducing blistering and peeling of the sunburned skin.[1] Alternatively, soak a towel in undiluted apple cider vinegar and place it on the sunburned area of the skin.

Apple Cider Vinegar

2. Oatmeal

An oatmeal bath can also help in providing relief from sunburn. Oatmeal is known for its soothing and anti-inflammatory property. To a tub of cool water, add a cup of instant oatmeal or ground oatmeal.[2] Soak in the cool bath. It helps in reducing the redness, swelling, itching and irritation caused by the sunburn.

Oatmeal bath

3. Milk Compress

To reduce the sunburn pain, soak a washcloth or gauze in whole milk and place the gauze on the sunburned area. Leave it on for 20 minutes.[3] Gently rinse the affected area. Reapply the milk compress several times a day. Milk fat helps in soothing the irritated skin, which helps in reducing the discomfort and pain.

Milk Compress

4. Cucumber

Cucumber is known for its cooling effect on the skin. When applied to the sunburned skin, it helps in drawing out the heat from the skin. Place a thin slice of cucumber on the affected area.[4] By soothing and refreshing the skin, it helps in reducing the sunburn pain.


5. Lettuce

To soothe the skin and reduce the sunburn pain, dab lettuce-water on the sunburned area. To prepare the decoction, boil coarsely chopped lettuce in water. When the water begins to boil, remove the pan from the fire and leave it aside. With a cotton ball apply the decoction to the sunburned areas.[5] Do not rinse the skin. Reapply several times.