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5 effective aloe vera remedies to treat sunburns

5 effective aloe vera remedies to treat sunburns

Of all the ways to treat sunburns, home remedies are the best and safest.

Aloe vera gel when used either by itself or other natural ingredients can provide relief from the pain and discomfort of sunburns.

Why use aloe vera gel for sunburns

Aloe vera gel has anti-inflammatory properties that soothe the inflamed and irritated skin. It also has antiseptic and analgesic properties that heal your skin and relieve the pain caused by the sunburn.

Besides, it deeply moisturises the skin and improves skin elasticity and texture. Let’s now have a look at the ways in which you can use aloe vera to treat sunburn.

Aloe vera remedies to treat sunburns

1. Aloe vera gel massage

The soothing and cooling effect of aloe vera gives you relief from the discomfort of sunburn, when applied topically.

Ingredient

  • Aloe vera gel (as needed)

Method of use

  • Take some aloe vera gel on your fingertips.
  • Apply the aloe vera gel on the affected areas and gently massage it for a few seconds.
  • Let it absorb into the skin.
  • If it feels sticky, rinse it off using cold water.
  • Repeat this remedy multiple times a day to soothe the burnt skin.

2. Aloe vera, yogurt and gram flour

Gram flour cleanses the skin, while yogurt calms the irritated skin and the lactic acid present in it prevents the ageing of the skin caused due to overexposure to the sun.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp aloe vera gel
  • 1 tbsp fresh yogurt
  • 2 tbsp gram flour

Method of use

  • Take aloe vera gel in a bowl.
  • Add yogurt and gram flour to it and mix everything together well to make a paste.
  • Wash the affected area and pat dry.
  • Apply the mixture evenly on the affected area.
  • Leave it on for 10-15 minutes.
  • Rinse it off using cold water.
  • Repeat this remedy daily for the desired result.

3. Aloe vera and egg

The lutein present in egg calms the inflammation caused due to the harmful UV rays and thus provides relief to the sunburnt skin.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp aloe vera gel
  • 1 egg white

Method of use

  • Crack open an egg in a bowl and whisk it well.
  • Add aloe vera gel to it and give it a good mix.
  • Apply the mixture evenly on the affected areas.
  • Leave it in for 15 minutes.
  • Rinse it off using cold water.
  • Repeat this remedy 2-3 times a week for the desired result.

5. Aloe vera and cucumber

Cucumber moisturises the skin and has a soothing effect on the skin. It also provides relief from the pain caused due to sunburn.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp aloe vera gel
  • 1 tbsp fresh cucumber juice

Method of use

  • Take aloe vera gel in a bowl.
  • Add cucumber juice to it and mix both the ingredients together well.
  • Apply the mixture on the affected areas.
  • Leave it on for 20 minutes.
  • Rinse it off later.
  • Repeat this remedy every day for the desired result.

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