Solution #1 - Soothe and relieve - When you have a sunburn, the worst part is the itching, burning, and pain you experience. You can relieve these symptoms by coating your skin in aloe vera gel or aloe butter. Aloe has natural soothing properties that cool the skin and take away the burning sensation and pain. Aloe butter also helps to speed up the healing process without peeling or blistering.
Solution #2 - Say goodbye to peeling - Along with aloe butter and aloe vera gel, another popular method to heal sunburn without peeling is tea tree oil. Simply dilute one part tea tree oil with ten parts olive or virgin coconut oil and spread freely over affected areas. You'll notice not only improvement in your skin tone and texture, but rapid healing without that pesky peeling. Vitamin E oil also is a great way to speed up the healing process.
Ways you can avoid sunburn:
Avoid being outdoors between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM, when the UV rays are most intense.
If you must be outside, try to wear a hat, sunglasses, and clothing made of light colored, light weight, tightly woven material.
Use a sunscreen with a SPF of 15 or higher.
Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration.
More ways to help heal your sunburn:
- Drink lots of fluids to keep your body hydrated, and to replace the moisture stolen by the sunburn.
- Fill a bathtub with cold water and dissolve one pound of baking soda or oatmeal in it. Soak in the bath for approximately 30 minutes, until you feel relief.
- Wash the affected area with an antibacterial soap to avoid secondary infection.
- Do not apply any creams, heavy butters, or petroleum jelly to the sunburn. They only cause more damage by trapping the heat and can make a burn deeper. The sunburn will heal faster if exposed to the air.