Even though sunburn becomes a big issue during summertime, it can happen at any time of the year. Exposing your skin to the ultraviolet rays of the sun is what causes sunburn. When your skin is bombarded with UV rays, it will produce more melanin to protect itself. Melanin is a dark pigment on the top layer or epidermis of the skin. Melanin acts as a shield against UV rays to protect the deeper layers of your skin. But the amount of melanin produced in your skin may depend on your genetics. Hence, a fair-skinned individual may produce less melanin while a dark-skinned individual may produce more melanin in the skin. There are many natural remedies to prevent sunburn. Here are some of the most effective remedies that help prevent sunburn.
Potato paste is an effective natural remedy for this condition. Potato is a pain reliever that helps heal numerous skin irritations. In fact, juice of potato works best to treat sunburns. All you need is two potatoes, a blender, and a few facial tissues to apply the paste. Wash and scrub the potatoes first. Cut and put them in a blender. You don’t need to peel the potatoes for this purpose. Add a small amount of water and blend them until it becomes a liquid paste. Soak the facial tissue in this paste and place it over the burn.
Cool milk compress is another effective treatment in this regard. This is a simple and low-cost way to treat sunburns. The coolness of the milk will heal the burn. It will also create a layer of protein that will protect your skin over time. Take a clean soft washcloth and soak it in cool milk. Drape the washcloth across the burn. These are very effective natural remedies for sunburn.
You can also apply the sticky gel from inside the leaves of an aloe plant. Many campers and RVers keep the plants on hand for this reason.