Sunburned Skin? Cool Down with These 5 Natural Ingredients!

"The dry season is the best time to take a long holiday. The clear sky, sunshine, and pleasant weather makes the holiday even more fun. But what to do if the skin darkens and peeling due to excessive sun exposure?"

Published by : administrator  -  16/07/2020 09:18 WIB

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Direct sunlight to the skin may causes a reddish reaction known as sunburn. This is caused by the skin being exposed to ultraviolet light for too long. Symptoms of sunburn vary from person to person. The skin may look normal for several hours after being exposed to the sun. But after 12-24 hours later, the skin will look red or look charred.


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The first aid you have to do is to cool the skin. Even safer, you can use safe natural ingredients so they don’t cause harmful reactions to the skin. Here are some natural ingredients that you can use!

  1. Aloe Vera

The gel in aloe vera plant has active compounds to fight pain, infection, inflammation, and prevent skin peeling due to excessive sunburn.

For sunburn, take a piece of aloe vera, wash it, and cut it into several pieces. Store in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours. Afterward, peel the aloe skin and then apply on the skin evenly for 15 minutes and rinse with cold water.


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  1. Cucumber

Cucumber is a natural antioxidant, analgesic or pain reliever.

For sunburn, cool the cucumber and blender until smooth. Then, apply on sunburned skin evenly for 15 minutes then rinse with cold water.


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  1. Tea

Moisturized black or green tea bags can reduce the pain of sunburned skin.

Brew 6 tea bags with 2 cups of cold water into a spray bottle. Leave it in the refrigerator for a while then spray it on sunburned skin and let it dry on its own. For an extra cooler sensation, add mint leaves to it.


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  1. Milk

Use cold milk to treat pain and redness on sunburned skin.

Pour 1/3 cup of milk into a bowl. Dip a cotton swab in it and apply it on the affected skin. Let stand for 30 minutes then rinse with cold water.


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  1. Lemon

Lemon juice is effective for dealing with darkened skin due to sunlight or skin irritation.

Spray lemon juice evenly on the burned skin. Another alternative is to take a bath with a mixture of half a cup of lemon juice and soak for 15 minutes.


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But, rather than having to do the treatments, you can always avoid sun exposure leading to the sunburn. Before going outside, you can apply sunscreen to your face and skin to protect it from ultraviolet rays.

So, take a good care of your skin health and beauty with natural ingredients!


Aprilia, Ade. 2019. The Natural Beauty Solution: Organics Skin & Hair Care Recipes. Jakarta: Kompas Gramedia

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