and cures for minor burns!

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These natural sunburn remedies work to not only ease the pain but will help your skin heal faster! Most of the cures listed you probably already have in your refrigerator or your pantry.

Cures for sunburn can be as easy as reaching for that bottle of apple cider vinegar!


VINEGAR FOR SUNBURN - If you have a head to toe sunburn fill the tub with lukewarm water and add 2 cups of apple cider vinegar. Soak for at least 10 to 20 minutes. Don't have access to a tub? Saturate a cloth with undiluted cider vinegar and use as a compress. (see other solutions for the face unless your very careful around the eyes) Vinegar reduces the pain and swelling, disinfects and reduces the possibility of blisters.

BAKING SODA - Add 1 cup to the bath water or make a paste with water and baking soda and apply to smaller areas.

CUCUMBER FOR SUNBURN - Rub raw cucumber over sunburned areas. Cucumbers are anti-inflammatory, moisturizing and cooling!

POTATO - Try rubbing raw potato on your sunburn! Works even better if you can hold the potato in place for a while. Great for any kind of inflammation or insect bite!

MILK FOR SUNBURN - Add a quart of 2% milk to your lukewarm bath water or use as a compress. Milk or cream is great for your skin anytime.

ALOE VERA GEL - Aloe vera gel is great but did you know that the best healing properties come directly from the plant. Cut a piece of the plant and use the inner gel directly on a burn of any kind.

LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL FOR SUNBURN - Lavender oil is one of the only essential oils you can use directly on the skin. It is a wonderful sunburn treatment (or for any burn) and great to have around the house. Put a couple drops of oil on the burn or add a few drops to your bathwater in combination with any of the above home remedies for sunburn.

ST JOHN'S WORT OIL - This is available at most health food or supplement stores. Another great product for the medicine chest! It's not only a home remedy for sunburn but can be used as a natural sunscreen as well.

CALENDULA - Calendula is an excellent for sunburn or any skin disorder. Simply make a calendula tea or infusion and apply. You can also make a large batch and put directly in the bathtub!

WITCH HAZEL - Dab on some witch hazel to reduce the pain and inflammation of mild sunburn.


Whether fair skinned or dark, people who eat right and have good nutrition will not burn as easily as people who don't. Here's a few vitamins that will help sunburn both before sun exposure or after...

Vitamin C - Find an ointment made with vitamin c and take a supplement. It's a great skin tissue builder and provides protection from the sun.

Vitamin E - Take both internally and can be applied externally also.

Selenium - Selenium is a free radical scavenger and will help reduce inflammation.

Zinc - Zinc is a great supplement for the skin. We've all seen lifeguards at the beach with a coating of white stuff on their noses. This zinc ointment protects noses from getting sunburned!

Let us know if any of these natural sunburn remedies work for you!

Many of the items used as natural sunburn remedies
work just as well for INSECT BITES!

A sunburn dehydrates your whole body.
Make sure your drinking enough WATER!

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