8 Sunburn Treatments To Save Your Vacation

Sunburns during vacations are common and painful. Here is how to avoid it with simple home remedies.

Sunscreen, protective clothing, and staying indoors from 10 a.m. & to 4 p.m. are all common measures for keeping kids safe from the sun.But unfortunately, children still get burnt occasionally, and the resulting discomfort can be unpleasant.Symptoms include stinging, burning, peeling, and sometimes scorching skin.It’s good news that there are techniques to reduce your kid’s suffering and protect them from long-term effects.

Cold Compress

A cold compress can also be used to alleviate heat, discomfort, and swelling.Cool the burn using a cold pack or a frozen bag of vegetables wrapped in a soft cloth.Applying ice straight to the skin might aggravate existing skin problems.Wrap yourself in the cold compress for 10 to 15-minute intervals.

Aloe Vera Pulp

One of the most effective treatments for sunburn is aloe vera.The cactus’s inside gel relieves pain, hastens wound healing, and nourishes dry skin.You may buy regular aloe vera gel from the drugstore or split a leaf and put the sap straight to the skin to use aloe vera.Remember that some children have aloe allergies, so if you’re unsure, it’s best to err on the side of caution and not use it.Also, you may do a skin test beforehand to ensure its safe.


Since ancient times, this gooey substance has been used to treat burns externally. Research suggests the cream may be more effective than certain antibiotic creams at lowering infection, expediting healing, and relieving pain.


Combining colloidal oatmeal with a warm bath can reduce inflammation.To make your own, just mix or process a cup of quick-cooking or slow-cooking oats until it reaches a fine powder.Add to a warm bath and relax.


To alleviate discomfort, try using a washcloth with a cotton swab soaked in lavender, black, or white tea that has been made.Tea’s natural ingredients also make it an effective home treatment for treating facial sunburn.

Coconut Oil

Some professionals suggest using organic, cold-pressed coconut oil when dealing with dryness and inflammation.However, since the thick material can retain heat and increase symptoms, you should just apply olive oil after the skin has cooled and blistering has subsided.As a natural burn therapy, coconut oil should be used freely once your epidermis is ready, which might take several days.

Baking Soda And Cornstarch

To reduce swelling and irritation, try taking a bath with a tablespoon or two of baking soda or cornstarch.Another option is to combine the ingredients using water to form a paste and then administer it to the tanned area.


Vinegar’s acetic acid soothes sore muscles and joints and reduces inflammation and irritation.Take a relaxing soak in a tub of warm water and a cup of cider vinegar.Vinegar applied with a washcloth to burnt skin for 10 to 15 minutes will also help.


Indrani Karmakar from Siliguri is a writer and artist. After graduating in Political science, she broadened her horizons and dived into the world of creativity. She loves adding humour and innovation to everything in and around her. When she is not working, you will find her collecting oddly shaped pebbles, doodling, crafting, and if you are really lucky- you can even catch her humming!
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