Best Home Remedies for Sunburn

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Nobody likes a nasty sun burn. As the summer months come near, sun burns become almost an inevitability. Wearing sun block is always the best protection, but in the event that you fell asleep on the deck chair or spent too much time in the pool, here are four quick tips that will help your recover quickly from sun burns.

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Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is the absolute best home remedy you can have. If you do not already have it, any local drug store or pharmacy will invariably have it in stock. The soothing natural quality of aloe plant provides almost instant relief to any afflicted area. The small price for a bottle of aloe vera will go a long way when you are suffering the consequences of a bad sun burn.

Sliced Cucumber

If aloe vera is not readily available in your household and the pharmacy is not an option for whatever reason, there is one place to seek relief right in the kitchen fridge. Cucumbers. Sliced cold cucumbers can provide soothing relief as well. Just make sure to slice them length-ways, then place them on a the afflicted area. It is important to ensure that the cucumbers have been chilled enough, so if they are not from the fridge you may want to stick them in the freezer for ten minutes first.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is one of those miracle vitamins that is essential to the health and vitality of your skin. It is no surprise then that vitamin E oil should be a logical choice. As many people to not have bottles of plain vitamin E oil sitting in their pantry, most skin moisturizers have a high content of vitamin E and will be a fine replacement. A little bit goes a long way. There is no need to over-apply, just put a few dabs on the burned area and wait for the relief to kick in.


Hydrating after suffering sun burns is definite must. In order for your skin to recover, proper hydration is key. While guzzling gallons of water immediately after being burned will not provide immediate relief, water will help the long term recovery time. In addition to the above mentioned remedies make sure to stay hydrated and get essential moisture back into your body.

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Janice is a writer from Chicago, IL. She created the "simple living as told by me" newsletter with more than 12,000 subscribers about Living Better and is a founder of Seekyt.