Health And Beauty

Sunburn Home Remedies

sunburn home remedies

In this post you will discover 33 Sunburn home remedies to help get rid of sunburn.

Sunburn is an injury that occurs on the skin as a result of excessive ultraviolet rays of the sun coming in contact with the the skin. And its characteristics are similar to those produced by the burning heat.

These burns are also divided into three types: first degree (stain red or pink), second degree (blisters) and third degree (death of underlying skin with deep wounds usually on the lips and other areas highly sensitive tissues).

It is important to monitor sunburn because it can become infected, which can facilitate the formation of scars and even melanomas.

The first action to be performed, after suffering a sunburn, is to cool the area with cold water. You can use a damp cloth to do cool compresses for temporary relief. Apply several times a day for approx. 10 to 15 minutes on each occasion.

Once cooled, you can apply the following home remedies to relieve pain and allow early healing.

33 Sunburn Home Remedies

home remedies for sunburn

Cold Milk

Moisten a cloth in cold milk and apply to the sunburned area for half an hour. Repeat every two to four hours.


Apply yogurt to all affected areas. Rinse in a shower of cold water and then dry the skin gently pat based.

Chamomile Flowers

Mix 25 grams of dried chamomile flowers with a quart of virgin olive oil. Heat water bath over low heat for half an hour. Turn off heat, strain and let cool. Then apply a coat of oil on the affected area three times a day.


Wash the burned area with an infusion of sage that is cold area.

White Vinegar

Apply white vinegar on the skin every hour until a total of five times a day which helps relieve pain. You can also mix a cup of this vinegar in a bathtub full of cold or cool water.


Wash carrot, cut, crush and apply directly on the affected area. Cover with cheesecloth and let stand for three hours.


Add half a cup of oatmeal into a tub filled with cool or cold water. Soak for 15 to 20 minutes.

Baking Soda

Fill the bath with fresh water and add two tablespoons of baking soda. Wash the affected area with this water. Repeat three times daily. Instead of drying with a towel, let the solution dry the skin on it’s own. This remedy relieves discomfort, re-hydrates the burned area and facilitates recovery.

Egg And Olive Oil

Beat an egg white and mix with two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. Apply this preparation on the burn every two hours.

Aloe Vera

Take the blade (or stalk) of an Aloe Vera plant or Aloe Vera gel or extract its juice and apply directly to the sunburn two to three times a day. This remedy calms, heals and accelerates skin regeneration.

Pulped Melon

Remove the pulp from a medium sized melon so it’s seedless. Then crush with a fork and apply to reddened skin for approx.10 minutes.

Tomato Juice And Baking Soda

Mix 2 teaspoons of tomato juice and a pinch of baking soda and apply to the burned area. Leave several hours since.

Maize Starch

Mix enough water to maize starch to form a compact paste and apply to the sunburn ed area.


Wash a cucumber (if no cucumber, you can use instead, a potato or apple) medium, cut into thin slices and refrigerate for a while. Then apply directly on the affected area.

Leaves of Lettuce Or Cabbage

Boil several leaves of lettuce (or cabbage) in water, drain and let cool for several hours in the refrigerator. Immerse a gauze in the liquid and pass smoothly through broken skin.

Tea Bags

Apply tea bags soaked in cold water to reduce swelling of burned eyelids.

Witch Hazel

Dampen a cloth with witch hazel and apply often for temporary relief.


Cut a tomato (preferably cold) in half and apply to areas with sunburn

Saffron And Sandalwood

Mix 1 teaspoon of saffron and other sandalwood with a little cold water to a paste. Apply to the affected area and leave on for 20 minutes.

Strawberries And Buttermilk

Crush a couple of large strawberries and mix with buttermilk into a paste to be placed on the affected area

Achiote And Coconut Oil

Mix 1 teaspoon of achiote and coconut oil to form a paste. Apply to the affected area and let set

A Mixture Of Essential Oils

Pour 8 drops of lavender oil, 2 drops helichrysum oil, 2 drops of chamomile oil and 1 drop of peppermint oil in a tub or tub filled with cold water. If you wish, you can add ice cubes to keep the coldness of the water. Immerse yourself in this bath for 20 minutes. Repeat this remedy every few hours until the pain subsides.

Almond Oil And Essential Oils

Mix 60 ml of almond oil (base oil), 5 drops of chamomile oil, 15 drops of lavender oil, 2 drops of patchouli oil and 8 drops of helichrysum oil in a clean container . Apply to the affected areas.

Onion, Achiote And Aloe Vera

Chop 1 small onion and mix with 1 tablespoon achiote powder and gel of a leaf or stalk of aloe vera or aloe vera and let stand for 2 hours. Apply as a poultice to the affected area

Black Tea

Put a packet of black tea in a cup of water is boiling. Allow to cool slightly in the refrigerator and place in a spray bottle. Spray on the affected sunburned skin.


Apply a cold layer of mustard over the affected area as soon sunburn occurs.

Arnica Flowers In Olive Oil

Marinate 30 g of fresh arnica flowers in 1 liter of extra virgin olive oil for 10 days in the sun. Then strain and apply to the affected area with gentle massage.


Boil 1 liter of water for 10 minutes and add 30 g of mullein. Strain carefully and apply cold as a poultice to the affected area

Banana, Mango And Avocado

Place 1 banana, the flesh of a chopped mango and an avocado into a blender. Blend for a few moments. Place in the refrigerator and leave to cool. Once it’s cool enough, apply it cooled, as a poultice, to the affected area.

Virgin Coconut Oil

Apply 1/2 teaspoon virgin coconut oil and rub the burned skin in a circular motion. Use this remedy 3 times daily for 3 days. This oil is rich in vitamin E which helps reduce inflammation and regenerate skin.

Potatoes And Honey

Wash and peel 2 small potatoes and place in a blender with a little water and 1 teaspoon of honey. Blend for a few seconds to form a paste. Apply it cold to the affected area and let it dry. Then remove with cold water.

Rose Petal And Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)

Place a handful of fresh rose petals in a bottle and then pour 1/2 liter of boiling ACV. Cover the bottle and leave it in the sun for 12 hours. Filter. Soak a cotton ball in the mixture and wash the affected area.

Milk Of Magnesia

Place milk of magnesia on sunburn to relieve itching

These sunburn home remedies won’t get rid of your sunburn instantly, but if you keep using consistently, you will have better results. I hope you are enjoying foods that are good for your skin.