3 Home Cures for Reducing Sunburn Effects

Getting sunburnt is remarkably easy nowadays. Overexposing your skin to the harsh ultraviolet rays of the sun extensively increases the risk of sunburn that could present itself in the form of dryness of skin, appearance of tiny freckles, discolouration or unsightly pigmentation of exposed parts, peeling of your epidermal layers and in a worst case scenario, even skin cancer, particularly if left untreated.

If this is making you worry, then relax as we have listed the most effective home remedies to reduce sunburn redness.

1. Potato paste

Have hot, searing skin? Grab a potato for treating minor skin irritations and soothing your scratches, bites and burns away. Try potato juice (grated pulp) or slices – whatever works best for you – to reduce sunburn redness, swelling and pain.

2. Cool milk compress

A cold milk compress is one of the easiest, quickest, simplest and most effective ways of treating a sunburn. Just grab a bowl of cold milk, dunk a cotton cloth or a gauze tape in it and apply on the affected spot. Repeat with cold milk.

3. Drink a lot of water.

For curing your dehydrated, parched skin, drink up on H2O. Burnt skin means loss of water and the more you take in, the quicker the process of healing.