When we don’t have handy a soothing lotion for sunburns an efficient one would be to resort to some tricks using ingredients from your own kitchen to quench the pain. Yogurt, lemon juice, baking soda, calendula oil, walnut oil. green clay, tomatoes, honey, green tea are some natural solutions that can help treat sunburnt skin.
Cold compresses with milk or chamomile tea and calendula work wonders for the sunburns. As well as the warm water bath in which was added sodium bicarbonate.
Oatmeal bath – products containing colloidal oat flour can be found in pharmacies and health stores and acts as a painkiller additional treatment, is recommended both for improving sunburn, and for dermatitis, acne, eczema and others.
Instead of taking aspirin, which you have heard that works, take some vitamin C supplements, or even better, eat more citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons, grapefruit, pomelos, tangerines. Specialists recommend a “cure” of 1,000 milligrams of vitamin C daily for three days to escape the burning, but can be applied locally on the affected areas through ointments based on vitamin C.
Aloe vera has a cooling effect and can be even more refreshing if you leave the cream, lotion, gel or any items you have around the house in a refrigerator for several hours. This plant has miraculous skin calming effect due to nutrients and antioxidants it contains.
Yogurt. You can apply a layer of yogurt, leave it to act 15 minutes and rinse with cold water. Repeat the procedure every three hours.
Compresses with lemon juice diluted in cold water are very good. Baking soda is called in these cases, “firefighter”. To alleviate the burning sensation, dilute one tablespoon of baking soda in 250 milliliters of water and apply cold compresses to the skin.
Calendula oil helps to moisturize the skin and heal it. Moreover, the healing properties of calendula oil are recognized, especially by people with sensitive skin. Also, coconut oil is indicated for the affected area.
Tomatoes are rich in vitamin A which is essential for rebuilding burnt skin. Hold for a half an hour a few slices of tomatoes on burnt skin.