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5 Natural Sunburn Relief Remedies

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Summer is closing in fast, so I thought this would be a great time to share my 5 favorite natural sunburn relief remedies! As someone who is no stranger to the camp and the beach, I’ve relied on these remedies more times than I would like to admit. Keep in mind, prevention is always the way to go, so make sure you slather up with a high spf sunscreen before heading out. On the off chance it slipped your mind though, check these out:

Note – Click the pictures beside each description to be directed to Amazon.ca for easy purchasing (except for the potatoes, go see a farmer for those!) Also, always make sure to try remedies on a small patch of skin before applying all over, unless, you know, you’ve used it before ūüėČ

1. Aloe Vera

The most commonly used natural sunburn relief is at the top of the list for obvious reasons. It works amazingly and has been around for ever! You can buy pre-extracted pump bottles of Aloe from the drugstore, or if you grow your own, you can extract the gel directly from the plant and apply to your skin

 

2. Baking Soda

 Add 3 heaping tablespoons to a lukewarm bath and soak for 10-15 mins. Any longer than that will  result in drying out your skin even more.. ouch! When you are finished resist the urge to towel dry  and try air drying instead to avoid wiping away any baking soda still on your skin. Throw on some  loose-fitting clothing if you must and let the soda do it’s magic!

 

3. Apple Cider Vinegar & Coconut Oil

Mix 2 tablespoons ACV with 2 cups water and use a soft cloth to apply to the sunburned areas. Follow up with some coconut oil to moisturize and counteract the drying action of the vinegar. Continue to moisturize with coconut oil daily until the burn heals.

4. Oatmeal


Add a of cup oatmeal (not the instant kind) to a cool bath. Soak for as long as you would like then pat dry. Follow with loose-fitting clothing.

 

 

 

 

 

5. Potatoes

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Cut and cube 2 potatoes, blend until a paste adding some water if necessary. Apply directly to sunburned area and let dry then wash off in a lukewarm shower

 

 

 

Have you tried any of these sunburn relief methods? Which is your favorite?

Brittany

Brittany

Brittany Wright is a mother of 2, crazy dog lady, and proud Northern Ontario resident. She created CDN Mom Blog as a place to share stories and experiences aimed at helping other Canadian based moms. She likes coffee, pick-up trucks, travel, and doesn’t mind living where the air hurts her face.

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