Summers are here and we kid you not, they are indeed a very hot affair! The sun is not going to show any mercy and thus, it is important for you to be summer ready. Sunburns, rashes and skin irritation are very common consequences of stepping out in sun unprepared.
Sunburn is the damage that occurs to the outermost layers of your skin. When you get in contact with too much ultraviolet radiation from the sun, an inflammatory reaction happens, called Sunburn. It can result in reddening, inflammation, and in extreme cases, blistering and peeling. So here are a few home remedies that can help you get rid of sunburn easily at home.
Aloe vera gel: Aloe vera is an age-old home remedy for sunburn because of its anti-inflammatory qualities. Make sure you are using pure aloe vera gel, free from dye and alcohol. Here is how you can use it creatively and easily.
First, take freshly squeezed aloe vera gel. You can also extract it from aloe vera leaves. Now add into an ice cube tray, and freeze it for 3-4 hours. Once ice cubes are formed, you can gently rub them around the affected area to soothe and cool your skin.
Honey DIY: Honey is a golden ingredient that helps your skin in several ways becaude of its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Here is how you can reap
Before using any market bought product, check if they are toxin-free. Take some raw honey in a bowl and start applying it evenly to the affected area. Leave it on for around 10-15 minutes and wash with cold water.
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The Minty Recipe: It is a refreshing remedy that will calm and soothe your skin in scorching summer. You can add cucumber to it. A combination of both ingredients will help heal faster. You need to follow the below-mentioned steps for this cooling recipe.
Take a cucumber, peel it off and cut it into slices. Then take a handful of fresh mint leaves and blend them until you get a smooth texture. Smoother consistency is easier for the skin to absorb all the nutrients.
Now, transfer the blended mixture to a bowl and add tablespoons of sour cream and mix well.
You can keep it in the fridge for an hour to get a more cooling effect. Apply it to the sunburned area for twenty minutes and rinse off with cool water.
Cucumber Sheets: The cucumber will provide you a cool sensation and reduce the burning and redness. You can apply it all over the body which will also help to nourish the skin. You’ll need to follow the below-mentioned steps for the cucumber mask:
Take a cucumber, peel it off and blend it in a blender until you get a smooth paste. Transfer the puree to a mesh strainer, collect the juice and apply it evenly on the affected areas.
Bananas: Seeing bananas on this list might be shocking but believe us, they do help with the sunburns. Just keep applying them every 4 to 6 hours until the pain subsides. You can add some green tea powder with mashed bananas. It has strong anti-inflammatory and rejuvenating properties. You also need to add some milk that will
nourish the skin, along with creating a protective film over the skin.
Here is how can prepare it:
To make this mask, mash a ripe banana with the help of a fork. Make sure there is no lump left in it. Now take a bowl and add 3 tablespoons of banana puree with 1 tablespoon of milk and 1 teaspoon of matcha powder.
Mix all the ingredients well. Refrigerate the mask before using it on the affected areas.
Apply the mask to the affected area for 20 minutes and rinse it off with cold water.