Summer is finally in full swing. For most people, summer is one of their favorite seasons and its usually thanks to the hot weather. However, the strong summer sun does bring some dangers, mainly that it can cause skin damage in the form of a sunburn.
The best way to fight a sunburn is to prevent one, due to the risk of skin cancer and skin damage. However, for those unfortunate times you do get too much sun, there are several at-home remedies that can help.
For some, these may cause more irritation on inflamed, sunburnt skin. See your dermatologist if your skin is not getting any better. In the meantime, try using some of these household foods that may help take away the sting and discomfort of sunburns away…
Strawberries are not only a delicious, refreshing, and healthy snack in the summer time—they also offer a natural sunburn treatment. Simply grind up a bunch of strawberries and lather the pulp over your sunburned skin. Wash off after a few minutes. Not only will this feel soothing, the tannins in strawberries will help take some of the sting out of the burn.
Tip: Keep the strawberries in the fridge until you want to use them. That way, when you apply them to your skin, they’ll have a cooling effect as well.