10 Awesome Sunburn Hacks
Anyone who has suffered the horrible pain of a sunburn can relate to the need for various options. Having medicinal options at your fingertips is a luxury that is not always possible. Fortunately, there are a great deal of hacks that work fantastic for sunburn. Here’s a look at 10 sunburn hacks that can ease your pain at least temporarily:
1. Use Baby Wipes
Baby wipes are one of the easiest sunburn hacks you can find and they are quite easy to keep stuffed away in a beach bag. Remember to pat the area rather than wipe so that you do not further irritate the skin.
2. Baking Soda
One of the most flexible resources that we can keep on hand is baking soda. Although baking soda is famous for the kitchen, it also works wonders to cool off a sunburn. You can add a half a box to some tepid bathwater to have an all over cool down.
Applying mayonnaise to your skin may not seem particularly comfortable but it helps in two ways with a sunburn. Mayonnaise cools off your skin and also helps to moisturize it.
4. Powdered Milk
This sunburn hack is all about the enzymes. Powdered milk works best and can be mixed with water to form a paste. Gently apply the paste to the burnt skin for a natural reduction in pain.
If your sunburn is stinging in particular, applying some wet teabags will relieve this problem. If you have an all over sunburn you should prepare a cool bath and add the teabags directly to the water.
Straight vinegar, white or cider, can be applied directly to sunburn for a wonderful quick solution.
Much like milk that was mentioned above, cold yogurt can truly soothe a painful sunburn. This is also commonly used by naturalists as a skin moisturizer.
8. Aloe Vera Ice Cubes
If you happen to have aloe vera on hand, mix it with water in an ice tray. When it freezes you will have a very cooling and medicinal solution.
9. Berry Paste
Fresh berries will provide you with one of the most creative and effective sunburn treatments on the planet. You can use raspberries, blueberries, strawberries and even blackberries. Simply crush up the berries that you have on hand and grind them into a liquid. Some people apply them directly while others dilute the paste in yogurt. Apply liberally to cool off your sunburn and speed healing.
10. Apply Cucumber Slices
Cucumbers have long been used to take away dark circles under the eyes. They are also extremely effective as a sunburn relief method. Simply lay sliced cucumbers across the burned area and gently pat. Cold Cucumber Slices will provide instant relief + provide longer term relief.
These 10 sunburn hacks are all extremely effective and should be able to ease your pain in a pinch. What other sunburn hacks have you heard about that you can share?
Also make sure you check out this DIY After Sun Spray that uses several of these ingredients listed above.