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10 All Natural Remedies for Sunburn


Summer is in full swing and by now most of you have had a a sunburn (or two). While it is best to apply sunblock often while outside, the occasional sunburn is bound to happen so make sure you’re prepared with these all natural remedies.

  • Stash some aloe gel in the refrigerator and apply liberally for instant, cool relief
  • Heal a sunburn overnight using apple cider vinegar and coconut oil
  • Create a cooling remedy by liquefying 2 cold cucumbers and adding some cornstarch or baking soda until a thin paste is created. Apply to affected area as needed.
  • Make cold compresses by soaking a clean cloth in a bowl containing equal parts milk, ice cubes and water. Hold the cloth on the burned area for about five minutes and repeat three times. The milk has soothing anti-inflammatory properties while the cold temperature help constrict blood vessels and reduce swelling.
  • Rehydrate after spending time in the sun. Water and non-caffeinated beverages are best.
  • Apply plain yogurt to sunburned areas and allow to dry for approximately 5 minutes. Rinse and carefully pat dry.
  • Make a thin paste of cornstarch or baking soda and apply to affected area as necessary.
  • Toss some clean potatoes (skin and all) into a blender and liquefy. Soak cotton balls or gauze in mixture and apply to burned areas. Repeat as necessary.
  • Brew some mint tea (1 quart water, 5 green tea bags, 3 cups of fresh mint leaves) and chill completely in the refrigerator. Spray, pour or apply directly to the burn. Repeat as needed.
  • Spray or apply pure unfiltered apple cider vinegar directly on sunburned skin and allow to dry.
  • Create a cooling remedy by liquefying 2 cold cucumbers and adding some cornstarch or baking soda until a thin paste is created. Apply to affected area as needed.
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  1. Love this list! My daughter has super sensitive skin and hates if we put aloe vera gel on after a sunburn. Definitely trying one of these next time!

  2. When my husband gets sunburned he has me rub ice cubes on it, “pulls the burn out”, then the next day we put aloe on it. These are great tips to have on hand during the summer!

  3. I don’t usually get sunburn but if I ever do now I have some remedies that will help. Even with my darker skin I still lather up with my sunscreen because the sun is extremely potent here. 🙂

  4. We’ve used one or two of these remedies, but I had no idea about the rest! There are essential oils that are great for burns too.

  5. Keeping aloe gel in the fridge is SUCH a good idea. I love the feeling of cool aloe on my sunburns.

  6. Argan Oil is also a great remedy for sunburn. It has to be 100% Argan oil (if it is, that is the only ingredient) or only mixed with another pure oil – and it will relieve sunburn. These are all great remedies!

  7. awesome list I need t write down some of them, we use tomato and aloe vera for sunburn

  8. Great post. I love all natural remedies whenever possible. I must prefer to use nature’s medicines that some synthetic concoction made in a lab.

  9. These are great tips and so many people could use them right now. Summer can be so brutal!

  10. For someone like me this is the perfect list! I am as pale as they come and after 10 minutes in the sun I come out looking like a tomato. Thanks for the tips and remedies!

  11. My husband could sure use these tips! He works out in the son and even with sunscreen on, he still manages to get burned! Thanks for sharing!