We are a country with a tropical climate and we know the sun. However, times have changed. Sun no longer gives gorgeous tan and vitamin D alone, it also affects the skin with its UV rays. One of the main skin problems that arise due to sun exposure is sunburn and not many of us know how dangerous it is to the skin.
The big surprise to this huge problem is that it can be cured with almost no expense or effort at the comfort of home using natural remedies that we had no clue can treat sunburns. Read on to surprise yourself.
Sun Burn cure #1 with Potato
- Take a potato and cut it into slices.
- Grate these slices and add them into a blender.
- Blend the potato well adding sufficient amount of water to get a smooth and consistent paste.
- Apply this paste on the areas affected using cotton balls.
- Leave it on for about 20 minutes.
- Wash it off with cold water to close the pores.
- One can also directly apply the slices over the skin as patches to cure sunburn.
- Use this every day till the sunburns are cured for best results and cure.
Sunburn can cause irritation and redness which can ruin the peace of our lives. Potato is famous for its soothing properties. It can kill the pain and can also reduce the irritation, burn and inflammation. Potato has absorbing properties that can absorb the burns leaving it calm and cool. It adds coolness to the skin making it an easy choice for soothing sunburn.
Sun Burn Cure #2 with Mint and Tea
- Take a pot and boil some water.
- Take a pan and add 7 to 10 tablespoons of green tea or tear open three to six bags and add in it.
- Add 3 cups of fresh mint leaves over the tea leaves.
- Once the water in the pot has boiled well, pour it on the leaves in the pan.
- Close the pan and leave it be for a while.
- After about one hour, the properties of both leaves would have immersed in the water.
- Drain this water out and keep it in a separate bowl or bottle.
- Use cotton balls or a clean cotton cloth to soak in the remedy water and then dab on the skin.
- You can also directly pour the water on places of burns.
- Let it be for some minutes.
- Wash off your areas affected after the water has dried out and you have relieved from the pain.
- Repeat the process daily until complete cure.
Mint, as we all know, is a natural cooling agent, both inside and out. It cools the skin relieving it of the redness, irritation and burning sensation. Mint can cool it down along with soothing the skin and giving it a slow cure. Green Tea or Black tea can be used with it. Both teas’ possess properties of tannic acid and theobromine which can cure the pain and also help in the healing process of the skin affected. It should be applied on the outside, although it is suggested to be taken as a drink by some.
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