Summer time is one of the most awaited times of the year, as blistering winter pass on. It is a time when we come out, make some barbeque plans, hit the beach and get you a tan. But sometime it gets too much and causes a person to get sunburn, a skin condition that causes reddening, inflammation, and, in severe cases, blistering and peeling of the skin caused by overexposure to the ultraviolet rays of the sun. Indeed the degree at which someone’s skin would get burn would vary, depending upon skin conditions and tolerance level, but indeed it is uncomfortable to bare. And besides and besides it also cause risk of bacterial infection that would create more complications.
Fortunately, dermatological science has some cosmetic and medic option you can opt for. Or you can try some kitchen hacks too soothe sun burn condition and cure it in the course.
Milk: just pour a bowl of cold milk to soak gauze or a clean, soft, washcloth in it. And when the gauze or washcloth is saturated, let the excess liquid drain off and then just drape around your burn while pressing it gently, just enough to stays in place, and leave it on for as long as needed. Milk can sure dry skin that makes sunburn so painful and chilled temperature makes that irritation go away.
Cornstarch: It causes the same effect as milk and sooth the pain symptoms and in case if you don’t have, then there are brighter chances that you might have baking soda, which can also do the trick. Now, how much be needed will vary depending on how big of an area you want to cover. Just add cool water with tea spoon or scoop until it has reached a paste-like consistency and then smear the paste gently over your burn and leave on until the heat or pain has let up some, then rinse off completely.
Oatmeal: the one that cause nutrition could also heal sunburn. Just fill the bathtub with cool water, add one cup of oatmeal to it and mix thoroughly and let it soak in the bath water for about half an hour. After getting out of the water, dry your body without rubbing the skin with a towel. Or you can cook oatmeal with enough water until it reaches to a runny consistency then let it cool completely and then apply it liberally to the damaged skin. Again mind not to rub the oatmeal on your skin you just have to leave it on the skin for half an hour and then rinse it off with cool water.
Mint and tea: Though tea can be used for its anti-inflammatory properties and mint to protect burned area from bacterial infections. And to use it add tags from the 5 tea bags in 1 quart of boiled water with 3 cups of fresh mint leaves, to a pan and cover with a lid, letting is sit for approximately an hour so you can get all the good stuff out of it. After that strain and then chill and then use cotton pads or a clean soft cloth soaked in the liquid and apply directly to the burn. If you find yourself without green tea you can substitute black tea, which also contains tannins and greater in soothing inflammation symptoms.
Yogurt treatment: Indeed it taste well and soothes burned skin too. And to make it a pack to apply on affected area, just take a half cup of plain unflavored yogurt should be sufficient to treat facial burns at least, but feel free to use more if you want to cover more area. First wash your hands and apply cool yogurt directly to your burn, and let it sit for at least 5 minutes. When the pain has subsided, gently rinse it off with cool or lukewarm water.
Indeed there are many other tips like using cucumber, grated or paste, on burn area or you could make a homemade cream with 1 tablespoon of witch hazel, 1 teaspoon of Aloe Vera gel, 2-4 teaspoons of baking soda or cornstarch, 1-2 cups of fresh mint leaves, or 1 teaspoon of peppermint oil and 2 tablespoons fresh, clean, water. But best tip for it is to see a doctor.