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Natural Ways to Treat a Sunburn

The weather is just warming up to the perfect temperature for pool parties and beach trips. However, with the increased sun exposure come the risks of sunburns. If you get sunburned, here are some natural home remedies to soothe your skin.

Baby Wipes

Baby wipes are soft and cool. Patting your sunburn gently with the wipes will bring you much needed relief. You can also take the wipes with you for easy sunburn relief wherever you are. Look for the specialized baby wipes that contain aloe or cucumber in them.

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is a natural skin healer and the cold gel will feel great on your burnt skin. Avoid commercially made aloe vera products because they contain a lot of other unneeded ingredients. If you can, buy an aloe vera plant and simply cut the leaf and collect the gel that oozes out. This will have the highest level of benefits.

Potatoes

Raw potatoes act as a pain reliever and can help soothe minor skin issues, such as burns, bug bites, and scratches. You will need two clean two raw potatoes. Then you can either grate them or blend them in a high quality blender .You'l need the liquid from the potatoes, so if you blend them and find the mixture dry, add a little bit of water. Once you have potato liquid, soak cotton balls in them and then sab them on your skin.

Cold Milk

The quickest and most convenient sunburn treatment is cold milk. The coldness will soothe the burn and then the milk will create a protective layer on the skin to prevent further issues. All you need to do is dip gauze or clean wash cloths into a glass of milk. Apply them to all of the areas that need treatment. You can keep reusing the milk for your sunburn treatment, but if it becomes room temperature, place it back in the refrigerator to cool.

Water

To help excel the healing of your sunburn, don’t just treat the outside of the skin. Drink a lot of water to help give your body what it needs to repair the skin cells. Being out in the sun for long periods of time can also dehydrate you, which is also why it is important to drink more water.

Sunburns are not fun, but they are easy to treat. You probably will not want to come to the chiropractor that week due to pain, but The Joint would love to see you after your burn heals.

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