The fun days in the sun by the beach or at the park can be all smiles but don't forget to protect yours and your little one's skin from the sun. It can be painful and burns if exposed under the sun for a period of time. Based on WebMD, a serious burn may make you feel chills, nausea, feverish, headaches and weakness. Here are some at home natural remedy's you may try to help relieve some pain
Works as an antibiotic which can prevent infection and speed up healing. It can be applied directly or mixed with oatmeal or other remedies to thicken up into a paste
With anti-inflammatory properties, add a cup of finely ground Oatmeal to your bath and soak in it for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with cool water and pat to dry, you will also notice an immediate itch relief.
3. Lavender and Coconut Oil
Rehydrating your skin after a burn is ideal. Coconut oil has Lauric acid which promotes cell growth, repair and healing. Adding lavender oil soothes your skin problems
4. Baking Soda
Bicarbonate of soda helps soothe skin inflammation, reduces itching, and helps treat sunburn. Toss a handful into cool bathwater and soak for 20 minutes. Or draw a sunburn soothing bath by combining 2-4 cups of finely ground oats, 1 cup of baking soda, and 1 cup of evaporated milk. All three ingredients fight inflammation and aid in healing
5. Coat with Plain Yogurt
The enzymes and probiotics in plain yogurt (no flavours please!) help to heal sunburn naturally. Apply yogurt directly to burned areas and let sit for at least five minutes. When the pain subsides, gently wash off with cool water.
6. Aloe Vera
If you can find Pure Aloe Vera or just cut off a plant, can heal a sunburn the quickest. Aloe contains glycoproteins that speed healing by stopping pain and inflammation; and it contains compounds that moisturize skin, stimulate its growth and repair, and enhance wound healing. Minerals in the gel also soothe itching.
7. Drink plenty of water
Drinking plenty of water will replenish skin and help to heal treat your sunburn.
Having some sun exposure is needed but we need to protect ourselves and our children from serious sunburns that can cause skin damage and cancer. We should all be wearing SPF30 and higher at all times and try to avoid staying out at the strongest rays of the day!
Keeping your eyes protected is just as important as keeping your skin covered. Unprotected eyes can lead to cataracts (clouding of your eye lens) over time. Click here to see our collection of kids eyewear that are Category 3 protected. The highest category for general purpose sunglasses which provide a high protection against glare and UV.