Sunburn home remedy: Soak in oats
This breakfast staple also has skin-soothing properties and reduces inflammation to naturally treat sunburn. Stuff an old nylon stocking with oats and place under the faucet as you run some cool bathwater. Soak for 15 to 20 minutes and air-dry yourself so you don’t wipe off the healing oats with your towel. Here’s more about how to treat a burn—sun-induced or otherwise—using oats.
Sunburn home remedy: Add baking soda to bathwater
Bicarbonate of soda helps soothe skin inflammation, reduces itching, and helps treat sunburn. Toss a handful into cool bathwater and soak for 20 minutes. Or draw a sunburn soothing bath by combining 2-4 cups of finely ground oats, 1 cup of baking soda, and 1 cup of evaporated milk. All three ingredients fight inflammation and aid in healing. Don’t miss these other extraordinary uses for baking soda.