Natural Products to Relieve Sunburn

Posted by Lesley Carpenter on

  • Essential oils such as lavender or Helichrysum can be applied in small amounts to the skin to soothe sunburn.
  • Use lotions that contain aloe Vera to soothe and moisturise the skin. Some aloe products contain Lidocaine an aesthetic that can help relieve sunburn pain.
  • Aloe Vera is also a good moisturiser for peeling skin.
  • Apply freshly brewed tea after it has cooled to sunburned skin using a clean cloth. The tannic acid in black tea reportedly helps draw heat from sunburned skin and aids in restoring the pH balance. Add mint to the tea for a more cooling effect.
  • Apply teabags soaked in cold water to sunburned eyelids to soothe the burn and reduce inflammation.
  • Witch Hazel when applied to the skin can help reduce inflammation and can help relieve sunburn.
  • Apply petroleum jelly or Aquaphor ointment on sunburned lips to keep them moisturized.