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FEMAIL shares the best natural remedies for sunburn 

One of the best things about summer time is the sun but unfortunately for many, this also means the occasional sunburn.

Although we have been taught to slip, slop and slap, sometimes there are patches we forget, leaving behind painful pink skin.

Luckily FEMAIL has rounded up some of the best remedies you can use, most which you will find in your kitchen cupboards.  

Although we have been taught to slip, slop and slap, sometimes there are patches we forget

Australia is one of the countries hottest continents and sees some of the world’s most sun, so it comes as no surprise that the country has one of the highest rates of melanoma in the world.

In 2017 it was estimated by Cancer Australia that 13,941 new cases of melanoma skin cancer would be diagnosed in Australia that year.  

Sadly Melanoma is the third most common cancer in Australian and according to ABC News, the Cancer Council Victoria stated that last year a record-high number of Victorians needed to go to hospital to treat sunburn.

Their data has revealed that 355 people went to the emergency room with sunburn compared to 216 in 2016. 

Honey has been used since the Egyptian days and studies have suggested that it could work better than antibiotic creams

Honey has been used since the Egyptian days and studies have suggested that it could work better than antibiotic creams

HONEY 

It may seem surprising but another natural ingredient to help with sun damaged skin is honey.

The ingredient has been used since the Egyptian days and studies have suggested that it could work better than antibiotic creams at reducing pain and speeding up healing.

All you simply need to do is smear a little bit of the food to the burnt areas of your skin and the honey will do the rest.

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR 

Apple cider vinegar has proven itself to be an extremely helpful liquid as it helps people maintain a healthy gut and soothes sore throats but also helps when you fear your skin may flake.

The vinegar works as a burn treatment all thanks to the acetic content which acts as an anti-inflammatory agent which provides relief from swelling, redness, and pain.

It also minimises the amount your body peels due to the natural pH levels it contains.

Try spraying yourself with the liquid or including a little bit of it in your bath.  

The tannic acid and theobromine that black tea contains decreases the heat from sunburnt areas

The tannic acid and theobromine that black tea contains decreases the heat from sunburnt areas

BLACK TEA 

Tea does much more than provide a heart warming drink, it also helps heal your skin.

The tannic acid and theobromine that black tea contains decreases the heat from sunburnt areas as well aids skin repair.

The best way to apply black tea to your skin  is soak teabags until the tea is extremely dark and apply to your body once the tea has completely cooled.  

OATMEAL 

The humble breakfast ingredient, oatmeal, is another food product that will help when you have sunburn.

You can either buy finely ground oatmeal or make your own by mixing oatmeal in a blender until the consistency is fine.

The oats act as an anti-inflammatory when mixed with water so it’s another perfect ingredient to put into your bath. 

Full fat, plain yoghurt is the best option to go for, which helps to moisturise skin while also reducing the pain of a burn

Full fat, plain yoghurt is the best option to go for, which helps to moisturise skin while also reducing the pain of a burn

YOGHURT 

Yoghurt is another item of food that may seem weird to spread on your body but thanks to is probiotic content it is a great ingredient to apply to burn.

Full fat, plain yoghurt is the best option to go for, which helps to moisturise skin while also reducing the pain of a burn and restoring your skins natural barrier.

Make sure the yoghurt’s cold and spread a thin layer over your sunburn, letting it sit for 10 minutes before dabbing it off with a cold rag.  



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