Home Remedies for Sunburn


Take the sting, itch, and burn out of sunburn with simple home remedies for sunburn.

A day at the beach can sometimes leave us with red, irritated, and sunburned skin.

Fortunately, nature's pharmacy comes to the rescue with plenty of simple and effective of natural skin care remedies to choose from.

The best thing is, most sunburn home remedies can be found right in your kitchen.

If your day at the beach has left you red as a beet, try these natural home remedies for sunburn.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera for Sunburn

Aloe Vera for Sunburn

Aloe Vera has a long history of being used to treat burns, and is one of the simplest and most effective home remedies for sunburn.

Aloe Vera gel helps speed the healing of sunburn, and may also help prevent skin peeling.

The best source of Aloe Vera gel is the plant itself, however 100% pure Aloe Vera gel purchased from your favorite natural health retailer will also do the trick.

To treat sunburn with Aloe Vera, simply apply a thin layer of Aloe Vera gel to sunburned skin.

To relieve the pain of an all-over sunburn, add a cup or two of aloe vera juice to a tub of lukewarm water and take a soothing soak

Aloe Lavender Sunburn Spray

20 drops of lavender oil

1 oz of aloe vera juice

Mix lavender oil and aloe in spray bottle.

Refrigerate the mixture and use after long days in the sun.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar for Sunburn

Apple Cider Vinegar for Sunburn

Another great home remedy for sunburn, Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) helps ease sunburn pain, itching, and inflammation.

Gently pat undiluted ACV on skin to give relief from sunburn. Leave it on to help prevent blistering and peeling.

For all over sunburns, pour 1 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar in cool bath water. After soaking, gently pat skin dry and apply ACV directly to affected areas.

Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil for Sunburn

Coconut Oil for Sunburn

One of the most important coconut oil uses is its ability to protect the skin and underlying tissues from the damaging effects of excessive UV exposure, including sunburn and cancer.

Coconut oil helps soothe and speed the healing of minor burns including sunburn.

Simply apply coconut oil to skin after showering. Daily use can help strengthen skin and protect it from the damaging rays of the sun.

Cold Water

Cold Water for Sunburn

Cold Water for Sunburn

The simplest home remedy for sunburn is cold water. Cold water helps reduce swelling and remove heat from your skin.

For immediate relief, soak sunburned areas of the skin in cold (not iced) water or apply cold a cold compress for 15 minutes.


Cucumbers for Sunburn


Cucumbers are naturally hydrating and moisturizing to the skin, making them a great home remedy for sunburn.

Applying cucumber juice, cucumber slices, or pureed cucumber to sunburn is cooling and helps reduce itching and inflammation.

Cucumbers also powerful antioxidants that help build collagen and elastin, and protect skin cells from the damaging effects of the sun.

Lavender Oil

Lavender Oil for Sunburn

Lavedner Oil for Sunburn

Lavender oil is one of the best home remedies for sunburn.

Known for its regenerative properties, lavender oil effectively soothes the pain and speeds the healing of sunburn.

Lavender oil also one of the few essential oils that you can apply directly to the skin without diluting in a carrier oil.

Lavender Sunburn Oil

2 ounces of a carrier oil (ex: aloe vera, olive oil, or coconut oil)

15 drops lavender oil

Combine lavender oil and carrier oil in a clean container.

Blend well and apply the oil frequently to sunburned skin.

Herbal Teas

Herbal Teas for Sunburn

Herbal Tea for Sunburn

Herbal teas help soothe, moisturize, and heal the skin making them perfect for use as home remedies for sunburn.

Bags of black, green, chamomile, or peppermint tea can be moistened and applied directly to sunburned skin, or made into a tea and added to the bath water.

Herbal Tea Compress

Brew a pot of tea and let it cool.

Soak a clean cloth in the tea.

Apply to burned sunburned areas


Oatmeal for Sunburn

Oatmeal for Sunburn

For all-over sunburns, try a soothing oatmeal bath. Oatmeal can be added to a cool bath to help calm and soothe sunburned skin.

You can use a colloidal oatmeal product such as Aveeno or simply grind up a cup of oatmeal in a food processor.

Olive Oil

Olive Oil for Sunburn

Olive Oil for Sunburn

Olive oil has been used since biblical times to heal burns naturally, and is probably one of the most convenient home remedies for sunburn.

Olive oil reduces and relieves the pain associated with sun burn, while also helping to prevent your skin from burning in the first place.

To treat minor burns including sunburn, apply extra virgin olive oil to the burn three to four times daily.

Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree Oil for Sunburn

Tea Tree Oil for Sunburn

Tea Tree oil is probably on of the lesser known home remedies for sunburn.

However, its analgesic properties make tea tree very effective at reducing the pain and inflammation of minor burns, including sunburns.

To take advantage of tea tree oil's benefits for sunburn, make your own tea tree sunburn soother.

Tea Tree Sunburn Soother

2-3 drops tea tree oil

Aloe vera gel or carrier oil of your choice (ie:Coconut Oil or Olive Oil)

Add tea tree oil with aloe gel or carrier oil.

Apply to skin.


Yogurt for Sunburn

Yogurt for Sunburn

Yogurt is another great home remedy for sunburn. It is very cooling and a natural moisturizer.

Apply plain yogurt liberally to sunburned skin, and leave it on for about 10 minutes.

Next, rinse with water that has been boiled and cooled so it is sterile. Gently pat dry with a clean cloth. Repeat this three or four times during the first day as needed.

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