5 Foods You Can Use To Soothe A Sunburn

FOOD  |  September 21, 2016
  • 1. Cucumber
    1 / 5 1. Cucumber

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    Have your veggies to the rescue for painful spots of sunburn! Gently rub the affected area with sliced cucumber which can cool the burn and reduce swelling.

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  • 2. Oatmeal
    2 / 5 2. Oatmeal

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    Here’s an unexpected take on your relaxing bath salts, grind up some oatmeal in a food processor and add it to your next cool bath. It has a free radical fighting antioxidant that can help treat the burn.

    (Also Read: A Tasty And Healthy Recipe For Overnight Oats)

     

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  • 3. Green tea
    3 / 5 3. Green tea

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    Leave a clean cloth in a pot of green tea and then use it for a compress for your sunburns. The tea leaves contain ingredients that can help reduce any inflammation on your skin.

    (Also Read: These Local Tea Brands Will Be Your Cup Of Tea)

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  • 4. Vinegar
    4 / 5 4. Vinegar

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    The acetic acid in white vinegar can help to soothe pain, itching and inflammation on your burns. Soak a few sheets of cotton wool in vinegar and then leave them on the affected areas till they’re dry.

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  • 5. Mint
    5 / 5 5. Mint

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    Cook up a peppermint concoction and then gently rinse the affected area with the chilled mixture. The results will be cool and soothing, perfect to ease the scorch of your burns.

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