5 Remedies for Sunburns

5 remedies or sunburns

It’s summer time and I have already had a couple of sunburns. You can’t avoid the sun all summer long, but you can prevent it. Be sure that you are putting plenty of sunscreen on. I know some of you out there just want a great tan for summer. I know I do. Well there are tanning creams that have sunscreen in them as well. One of my favorites to use is Hawaiian Tropic Tanning Crème Lotion Sunblock SPF 10.


I love this stuff because you can still work on your tan, but protect your skin as well. If we take care of our skin while we are younger it can prevent wrinkles or skin problems when we are older.

I know that sometimes even when you try your hardest to prevent from getting a sunburn, you still get one. I wanted to share some simple remedies that I use to cope and heal a sunburn.

5 Remedies for Sunburns:

1: Taking a luke warm bath. If you have a sunburn soaking in a luke warm bath tub will cool down your skin and help it heal.

2: Aloe Vera: This comes in so many different forms. You can get lotion, sprays or right from the plant. I actually have a plant growing in my kitchen right now. You can break one of the stems off and rub the aloe on your sunburn. This soothes the heat and burn on your skin. I really like the mist spray. It’s great to use because sometimes it hurts to even touch your burn when it’s a server burn. This is my favorite spray Australian Gold ALOE FREEZE GEL SPRAY.

3: Lotion: Its super important to keep your skin moisturized always, but very important after you get a sunburn. When the sunburn dries out the skin will peel. If you keep it moisturized you can sometimes prevent from so much peeling. Using lots of coconut oil is a great way to moisturize.

4: Drinking lots of fluids: It’s super important to drink lots of fluids. The sun can drain your body from fluids. You want to stay hydrated to heal that sunburn. It’s kind of like moisturizing from the inside out.

5: Apple Cider watered down: The first couple of days after a sunburn when your burn is extra tender, try spraying a bit of watered down apple cider vinegar on your skin for instant relief. Vinegar has antiseptic properties that kill germs, calm inflammation, and alleviate painful, itchy skin.

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  • Rebecca Mabey

    I wouldn’t have thought of the luke warm bath! My 3 year old recently got a sunburn on the bottom of her chin due to the pool reflecting up! Just when I thought I had everything covered;)

  • Marisa Boonstra

    These are great suggestions for treating a sunburn! I never would have thought about using apple cider vinegar. I’m sure I’ll need to refer back to this soon, since I get burned every summer. Thanks for hosting #FamilyJoy! 🙂

  • Great post, God knows I’ve needed this a time or two! Thanks for sharing!

  • We always do aloe, but those others are good ideas. I hadn’t heard of the vinegar or the warm bath. 🙂