Sal's Sunday Solutions: Soothe your sunburn (all natural tips)

Sunburn. I'm pretty sure the majority of you readers have coped with sunburn. We all know the "avoid sun, use sunblock & wear unrevealing clothes"-tips, but for some reason we're either stubborn or just unfortunate and still burn our skin. Of course it's important to avoid sunburn, but what to do when it happened anyway? 

For this post I have one great tip and a few other good tips for you to soothen your sunburn with something that's (mostly) yummy too!

There are many ways to soothen your sunburn, but this one is by far my favourite: Turkish or Greek yogurt. Just put some of the yogurt on your sunburn, leave it for a good 15-30 minutes (you can leave it longer too, if you want) and you'll see and feel results immediately! You skin will be less red and the yogurt cooled down your skin a bit. You can repeat this as many times as you want, until your skin isn't red anymore. 

The cell turnover is sped up by the lactic acid in the yogurt and that helps the skin heal faster! Also, the freshness of the yogurt helps it cool down the skin and help it soothe. Make sure you always bring yogurt with you when you're on a holiday! Oh, and keep in mind it's a fat yogurt like Turkish or Greek yogurt. Regular yogurt can help too, but it's not as effective. 

Other DIY tips to soothe sunburn

Beside yogurt, there are other ways to soothe your sunburn. Here are just a few DIY/natural tips to use!
  • Aloe vera: probably the most known treatment for burnt and irritated skin. It's best to apply it pure, right from the plant (if you have any available). If you buy aloe vera in a tube, make sure it's 100% aloe vera.
  • Black tea: boil water, add the tea and let it steep for 10 minutes, let it cool down and apply on your sunburn with a soft wash cloth or towel.
  • Milk: apply some on a soft cloth and dab it carefully on your sunburn.
  • Tomato juice: if your sunburn is recent and still bright red, apply juice of a tomato on it. 
  • Apricot: peel and mash an apricot, put on sunburn and leave it for 10-20 minutes before you rinse off with lukewarm water. 
  • Argan oil: this amazing oil is good for everything, more in my post about must-have oils

These are tips to help your sunburn heal, but of course it's better to prevent! Keep in mind that sunburn is really dangerous, MAINLY when you're under 18. One good sunburn will increase your chances on skin cancer with 50%. So please take good care of your skin and of your kids' skin, if you have any.

Of course there are many other ways to soothe your sunburn and I like to hear that from you! If you know any natural/DIY sunburn treatments, share them below. Oh and another tip: stay hydrated!!!!!! Tres importante, amigos!

So, how do you treat/soothe your sunburn?
Tell us your DIY sunburn soother!

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  1. Great post! (But the photos of sunburn freak me out!) I always use aloe vera, it also helps to last the tan longer:)

  2. Awesome post :D I love hearing about ways to soothe sunburn because 9 times out of 10 I get burnt which sucks :( Thanks for sharing!x

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  3. im very happy I don't this problem! I do use sun screen with a low SPF (5 or 10) but that's about it! xxx

  4. Leuk artikel! Ik ga dit jaar zorgen dat ik niet verband ;-) gewoon goed blijven insmeren.

    Kiki | Chicks About Fashion

  5. leuk artikel en goede tips. als kind ben ik wel eens verband maar gelukkig heb ik daar nooit meer last van gehad

  6. Peeps in UK need to know this! One day of sun and we are a nation of beetroots! xx

  7. of course, dont know why i never thought of natural yoghurt! Plus keeping it in the fridge makes it super soothing.

    I'm not a fan of the sun, so i'm attempting to leave the house as much a possible. (no sunburn or sun-tan for me!!) x

  8. Definitely going to try the yogurt thing when I get home later, thanks!

  9. My boyfriends grandmother told me about the greek yoghurt, and until I tried it I thought she was crazy! it really does help! :-)

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  10. Oh my gosh this is such an important post!! There is nothing quite like the pain of a bad sunburn, and t'is the season!! It's so important to protect your skin year round from the sun :-)
    I'm going to keep some yoghurt handy in the event I may need it!

  11. Super handig :D Helaas ben ik laatst verbrand op het strand!
    Mijn hele arm is nu aan het vervellen haha! Heel lelijk! Maar
    morgen ga ik op vakantie en heb nu wel een onderlaagje, dus
    nu goed insmeren en hopen dat ik niet meer verbrand :D


  12. Handige tips inderdaad, gelukkig verbrand ik niet zo snel. En inderdaad beter gewoon goed insmeren en voorkomen dat je verbrand!

  13. This is my tip too. Swear by it.

  14. Great tip!
    Now following you on BL (:
    Fashion Ganache.

  15. Thank you, this is really helpful especially to someone who live in the middle east, the sun here BURNS! I do use yoghurt to soothe my skin sometimes, it takes away redness immediately !

  16. Hi Sal! I hope you've been having a great summer.
    Great post and just in time with the hot weather here. I have Greek yogurt in my fridge and never thought to put in on a sunburn. Luckily I don't get sunburnt often since I use sunscreen quite often, but I'll keep this tip in mind :) Thanks for sharing!

  17. Great post!! I'm going to try that!! And thr yogurt is the bomb!! Haha we buy them all the time!! Xxx

  18. Luckily I don't sunburn easily, even though I'm pale as Snow white. Thank for this informative post though.



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