How to Soothe and Heal Irritated Skin
It’s that time of year again. With Colorado temperatures in summer hitting the mid 90s, the chances are you’ll be suffering the effects of the hot sun. It’s easy to forget to use sun lotion and even a few minutes spent outdoors can start to damage skin, especially if you’re very pale.
Yet, chemical sunburn relief can often contain oxybenzone and methylisothiazolinone, which can cause skin allergies. If you find lotion or spray to be irritating to your skin, try these four homemade and natural sunburn remedies.
Almost every household has some milk around and this food item is an effective way to heal sunburn. Whether it’s from a cow or made of soy, milk can effectively relieve the pain of sunburn. It does this by utilizing protein to create a film on the skin and protect it from the elements.
Either yogurt or milk works great for this, just make sure that it’s cool, but not cold. Soak a compress in the cool milk and gently apply it to the affected area. This should quickly bring the heat down and form a protective layer to speed up the healing process.
Amazingly enough, potatoes act as a natural pain reliever for all kinds of minor scratches and skin damage. They may also help to fight inflammation.