What Are The Best Ways To Treat A Sunburn?
Are there any inexpensive home remedies for sun burn?
ALOE VERA! If you buy something for sunburns at a drugstore, make sure it has aloe vera in it. I'm from the Tampa Bay area in FL and aloe plants were rampant there. We would just use those so I'm sure something specifically for sunburns that also has aloe vera in it will definitely ease up the pain. I don't know of any way to make it go away faster, just to relieve the symptoms of it.
I agree with Amber; aloe vera. I have a patch in the back yard. What we do is: cut off an outer leaf from the plant, trim down both edges of the leaf and discard the edges. Then split the leaf in half lengthwise and lay both halves, cut side toward the skin. You can actually feel the heat drawn from your sunburned skin and into the aloe vera plant. You can cut off a leaf and put it in the refrigerator in a baggie for a repeat application. Ah - a cold aloe vera leaf against the burn - very soothing.
If you don't have aloe vera, take a tea bag and nuke it to warm and then rub the tea bag over the sunburn. Its very soothing.
Aloe is the best natural treatments for sunburns. Just be warned, if you are using store bought aloe, there is no problem. However, if you are using fresh natural aloe, it really smells terrible. I recently had a pretty nasty burn on my arm and proceeded to apply natural aloe. The entire night I kept smelling some terrible BO that I eventually realized was the aloe on my arm. Although natural aloe is most effective, you will likely need a nose plug to put up with the stench.
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