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At-home remedies for sunburn

Sri Lanka climates can become extremely hot between the months of March and June, increasing the risk in the number of people suffering from heat stroke or sunburn.

Thankfully, sunburn can be treated with products found around the home, which is ideal for those with sensitivities to chemicals found in store-bought equivalents.

So what should you apply to itching, sore skin after too much time in the sun? Have a look around the home for the following products:

  • Witch hazel

  • Aloe vera

  • Cucumber

  • Plain yogurt

  • Oatmeal

  • Cornstarch

  • Baking soda

  • Mint

  • Potato paste

  • Milk

  • Peppermint oil

Of course, the best way to avoid sunburn is to stay in the shade or take regular breaks from the sun. Sunscreen should always be applied according to your skin type to ensure that you prevent sunburn.

However, accidents do happen, particularly in hotter climates.

Applying some freshly sliced cucumber to your skin will have a soothing effect, and peppermint oil has a natural cooling and numbing sensation.

A paste can be made from mint, cornstarch, witch hazel and aloe vera. Witch hazel reduces inflammation while aloe vera has soothing and cooling properties. The following article explains the effects of these at-home remedies for sunburn in more detail.

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