10 Best Home Remedies For Sunburn (List)

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is one of the well-known classic remedies for sunburn, thanks to the plant’s natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. According dermatologists, aloe vera’s high water content and sugar molecules protect and hydrate the skin. Meanwhile, the aloin in aloe vera is anti-inflammatory, which helps relieve sunburn.

To use aloe vera as a sunburn relief, one needs to break off a chunk of the plant, split the plant leaf, and take the gel inside. The gel inside this cactus plant can then be scraped, and the sap can be applied directly to the skin to ease discomfort, hasten the healing process, and moisturize the skin.

If the aloe vera plant is unavailable, using an aloe vera gel from a local pharmacy also works. Make sure it is pure and organic, not an aloe-based lotion or ointment. Also, ensure the gel is chilled before applying it to the affected area three to four times daily.