10 Ways To Soothe A Sunburn
I have a sunburn. After spending a glorious day at the beach, I burned my skin, I sure did. But, as a 39-year-old adult, I can't complain. I should have known better. I do know better. I should have put on sunblock, sat in the shade and avoided the sun. But it was hard to do and toasted my delicate fair skin. So, now I'm out searching for ways to soothe the ouch a bit.
According to Popsugar.com there are 10 easy ways to soothe a sunburn and I think I'm going to give them all a try:
- Aloe Vera Gel - this is probably the most common suggestion to take the sting out of a sunburn
- Vinegar - Take a washcloth soaked in vinegar (preferably apple cider vinegar) and lay it on the burned skin. I put full faith in apple cider vinegar. I've used it for many different ailments and its medicinal properties are amazing
- Vitamin E - pop open a Vitamin E gelcap and rub the gel on our skin
- Baking soda - just add it to your bath water
- Yogurt - spread it on, let it dry, wash it off with warm water. Who knew?
- Noxema - This was something my mom used to use on me as a kid. I know this remedy more than the Aloe Vera Gel. It does work great if you use the plain ol' noxema
- Cornstarch - just rub it on the burn
- Cucumber - It is a natural remedy for a sunburn. Just cut a slice and rub it over the burn. Always keep a cucumber in your fridge...just in case.
- Pain reliever - The obvious solution, of course.
Be smart. Use sunblock. Stay in the shade when possible. Nobody is immune to skin cancer.