March 7, 2007

A simple home-remedy for sunburn


This simple home-remedy for sunburn happens to be a bit messy, but it is extremely effective. Not only does it lighten your sun burnt skin, but also sweeps off dirty, dead skin cells, thus exfoliating your skin.sunburn

Ingredients:

2 tsp. Vegetable oil
5 tsp. Besan (gram-flour)
a few drops of rose water
a few drops of glycerin

Method:

Before getting ready for your bath, add 2 spoonfuls of any ordinary cooking oil to 5 tsp of besan. Add a few drops of rose-water (gulab-jal) and glycerin and whisk all the ingredients well to form a smooth paste. Apply this paste, on your face, hands, and wherever your skin is sun burnt. Leave it for about 3 minutes, and then gently wetting your hands, begin to scrub off the paste. The effect of this paste begins to show almost immediately.

You could also try applying vinegar for sunburn. Another effective remedy is the use of tomato juice and butter-milk. Check it out here. Applying a slice of papaya or fresh aloe-vera gel all over your skin without rubbing too hard could also help.



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30 comments:

  1. Vasundhara10:51 AM

    To get quick relief from sunburn, use a face mask by applying plain curd. It will soothe and repair the skin.(Very useful tip for all the Chennaites !!!!! )

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  2. Peel and grate a cucumber. Squeeze the juice to this, mix half-a-teaspoon glycerin and half-a-teaspoon rose water. Apply this on sunburns, leave it for some time.

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  3. Avani9:12 AM

    The absolute best thing is fresh aloe. Slice off the thorns and peel the skin back. The relief is amazing (albeit sticky).

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  4. For sunburned or otherwise inflamed skin, yogurt is said to make an excellent soother. Simply spread it on, let it sink in for roughly 15 minutes, and then rinse it away.

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  5. Sudakar3:44 PM

    Plain petroleum jelly is supposed to be helpful to healing damaged skin. Of course feeling greasy all day is not desirable, and you would want to wipe off the excess with tissues or soft paper towels. Avoid potions that are perfumed or mentholated. Those can irritate broken skin

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  6. Anonymous7:43 PM

    Black tea is supposed to help. Just rub it on to sunburned area(s) and relax for a few hours. You can also do this right before you go to bed and take a cool shower in the morning.

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  7. Anonymous5:22 PM

    lemon juice may work

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  8. Rajaswari5:13 PM

    Aloe Vera is used as a common treatment for sunburns. Not only it soothes the skin, it may also assist in the healing process. Apply to the affected areas as needed. Although the gel extracted directly from an aloe Vera plant works best.

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  9. Ranajit9:29 AM

    Sunburn fades in time and if you are badly burnt you might peel a little bit after a few days .. apply aloe vera gel - it helps cool and soothe the skin, keep out of the sun and if you have to go out wear a very strong sunscreen

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  10. Sharada9:56 AM

    fresh slices of tomato.

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  11. Anonymous11:34 AM

    You have let the ultra violet radiation in the sun beam down and burn your skin.There is somehing that you can do. Get Aloe Vera leaves, slit them in half lengthwise and apply the pleasant goo- like substance all over your burned areas. If you do not have Aloe Vera growing, explain to your pharmacist that you want to get it for putting on sunburned skin. The chemist will have several and will recommend what you want. It is very soothing and calming. If you had been able to apply it immediately, our skin would probably not have blistered. When it does,just cover it with aloe vera. Don't peel the skin off your face in case you may cause bad scarring

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  12. Anonymous5:04 PM

    White vinegar in a solution of two parts cold water to one part vinegar can work wonders. Soak a cloth in the solution and press it gently onto the burned area. You should never rub it in as this will make matters worse. Just dab in on gently, then leave the skin to dry. Aloe vera can be gently applied to the skin as a follow-up. Do this twice a day until you heal.

    Save Your Skin

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  13. I found that using Noxema on the burn works very well! It will take the burn away overnight!

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  14. Smriti3:48 PM

    Apply cold aloe Vera gel, apple cider vinegar, or plantain to help heal sunburn

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  15. Anant5:44 PM

    Juice of ripe tomatoes when applied over tanned body parts helps in getting rid of the tan.

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  16. Pratibha9:33 AM

    To avoid suntan, mash a coconut kernel to a pulp and apply it on your face for 10-15 minutes before washing off with cold water.

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  17. Katrina10:35 AM

    Bathe in fresh goats milk.

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  18. Sarthak9:26 AM

    Excellent advice!

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  19. I wish I read this article sooner. This summer I got the worst sunburn of my life. My ankles were extra swollen and I couldn't even walk

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  20. @ Pet meds, glad to know you liked the post.

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  21. Sainath9:52 AM

    fresh slices of tomato

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  22. unknown9:55 AM

    Try putting some Noxema on it, it's supposed to take the heat out of it.

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  23. Saikrishna8:39 AM

    exfoliate with a body scrub every day till it's gone, then use a high sunscreen like 60 after that to not get tanned again

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  24. Anonymous9:00 AM

    Try putting some Noxema on it, it's supposed to take the heat out of it.

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  25. Padma8:20 AM

    Apply VERY thick cream to the area and that usually takes the redness away.

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  26. Anonymous10:18 AM

    Get Aloe Vera leaves, slit them in half lengthwise and apply the pleasant goo- like substance all over your burned areas. If you do not have Aloe Vera growing, explain to your pharmacist that you want to get it for putting on sunburned skin. The chemist will have several and will reccommend what you want. It is very sooothing and calming. If you had been able to apply it immediately, our skin would probably not have blistered. When it does,just cover it with aloe vera. Don't peel the skin off your face in case you may cause bad scarring. This can be your best sunburn joke.

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  27. Karuna8:31 AM

    Apply non flavored yogurt and let it dry on the burnt areas.

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  28. Anonymous8:46 PM

    take a little endo or durban poison n mix equally with tobacco, roll the mix into a slow burning paper and burn the rolled joint. inhale every 10 secs and voila! the sunburn just starts looking great! : )

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  29. Find or buy a clean spray bottle, and pour brown vinegar into it. Then spritz the vinegar onto the burn. It will sting at first, but it will take the burn out.

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  30. I Was A Fairskin Male Years Ago And Now I Am Dark Because Of All The Time I Spent In The Sun With No Protection. What Method Can Help Me Return To My Original Skin Tone If Any ?

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