How to treat sunburn naturally

Look after your skin with our top tips and advice

It only takes 15 minutes to get sunburnt on a fine January day in Australia, according to the Cancer Council.

Here are some ways to treat sunburn naturally:

  • Have a cool shower or bath and gently pat your skin dry.
  • Apply cool cucumber or potato slices to your skin.
  • Apply cool aloe vera gel.
  • Drink plenty of fluids for hydration.
  • Avoid greasy, oily or creamy lotions as they will obstruct the pores and hold in the heat.
  • Eucalyptus or chamomile oils can be added to bath water a few days after your burn, which will help calm inflamed skin.
  • Eat foods rich in zinc, such as oysters, and vitamins C and E, which will speed the recovery of the skin.

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