Thursday, June 11, 2009

Natural Remedies for Sunburn

A sunburn is a burn to living tissue such as skin produced by overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, commonly from the sun’s rays. Exposure of the skin to lesser amounts of UV will often produce a suntan. Usual mild symptoms in humans and animals are red or reddish skin that is hot to the touch and mild dizziness.

There are some natural remedies and ingredients foe these remedies will be found in your kitchen or in the garden.
Strawberry Mash: Mash ripe strawberries and apply directly to sunburned skin.

Cucumber Slices: Cucumber slices are especially good for delicate skin, for example the face and neck. Place peeled, thinly sliced cucumbers directly on sunburn. Remove when cucumbers are warm.

Whole Milk Yogurt Masque : Apply plain whole milk yogurt to sunburned areas. The coolness and fat content of the yogurt help soothe the burn. Rinse with cool water when yogurt becomes warm. You can apply more times as needed.

Tea Bath :
Steep 5 tea (Black, Green, or Chamomile) bags in 2 cups of boiling water for 20 to 30 minutes. Pour tea into a bathtub filled with cool water. Soaking in chamomile tea helps soothe inflamed skin. Black and green teas contain tannins, which help take the sting out of sunburn.

1 comment:

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