It is important to treat sunburn immediately
to avoid long-term damage to the skin.
If left untreated, sunburn can cause
blistering, peeling, migraine, fever,
skin discoloration, liver spots, freckles,
and skin cancer. Here are a few natural
cures that can be used to treat sunburn:
has traditionally been used to treat
a variety of ailments such as to stop
excess bleeding, increase urine production,
repair broken bones, and relieve rheumatic
conditions such as arthritis. Horsetail
contains significant amounts of silica
and smaller amounts of calcium. Both
silica and calcium are components of
bones, joints, and connective tissues
such as tendons and ligaments. The silicates
found in horsetail give it anti-arthritic
actions and are believed to strengthen
White willow bark contains salicin,
which is converted by the body into
salicylic acid. This chemical is said
to have a pain-relieving effect on the
body. White willow bark has anti-inflammatory,
febrifuge, analgesic, anti-rheumatic,
and astringent properties. It is believed
to ease the pain that is associated
with inflammatory conditions such as
rheumatism, arthritis, and carpal tunnel
naturalist or herbalist blend dried
extract of horsetail and white willow
and prepare 30 capsules with 150 milligrams
per capsule. Take one capsule three
times each day for ten days.
with any kind of burn, it is important
to allow the skin to cool down before
applying any treatment to it.
||Bathe in cool water
or splash cool water onto the affected
areas. If you can tolerate ice,
consider applying ice onto the sunburned
||Add oatmeal to
the cool bath. You may also add
a few drops of essential oils of
lavender, chamomile, bergamot, or
peppermint to the bath water.
body by drinking plenty of cool
liquids such as water, iced mint
tea, and fresh fruit juices. Eating
fruits with high water contents
such as watermelon, oranges, and
grapefruits can also be beneficial.
Herbal and natural cures
for sun care products made from
natural extracts of plants or herbs
that are known for their UV protection.
Shea butter and edelweiss plant
are examples of such natural products.
The edelweiss plant grows at a very
high altitude and has a built-in
SPF and high concentrations of natural
||Apply fresh milk
cream onto the sunburned area to
obtain immediate relief from sunburn.
||Mix in one teaspoon
of turmeric powder in an eight ounce
cup of plain yogurt and apply it
onto the sunburned areas.
such as gels and salves made of
calendula herb are considered to
be beneficial in treating sunburn.
Calendula herb has anti-inflammatory
and antimicrobial properties and
will help to soften and heal burned
skin. It is believed to speed up
the recovery process by stimulating
new cell growth.
||Put 20 drops of
calendula tincture into four ounces
of water and bathe the affected
skin until the pain subsides.
or potato slices onto the affected
skin to cool the burning sensation.
||Prepare a compress
using Epsom salt or baking soda
dissolved in water. Gently apply
it onto the sunburned areas.