6 Things in Your Kitchen to Heal Sunburn
These 6 kitchen items are doctor approved to ease your sunburn woes.
Next time you come in from the beach with a sunburn, no need to head to the store, the relief you need for that burn may be in your kitchen. You may have seen people on social media rubbing banana peels on their faces…and thought bologna! But surprisingly, it has anti-inflammatory properties similar to those found in aloe vera, a popular product used to cool skin! Some dermatologists recommend baths with milk and cold water. The milk proteins and lactic acid naturally found in milk can help soothe and heal sunburned skin. Plant based milks work too such as almond, coconut and oat. Speaking of oats, an oatmeal bath also helps soothe and strengthen the skin barrier and restore the skin’s natural PH levels. Green tea is another option. You can soak cotton pads in the tea. Simply steep your tea, let it cool and put in fridge to make it colder. Some research suggests drinking green tea protects you from inflammation caused by sunlight. Don’t forget about the cucumbers. Because they have a large water content, they make good cooling masks for eyes and you can place them directly onto the sunburn. If you really overdid it in the sun, you may want to splurge for the egg whites. The white part of the egg has proteins that coat and soothe the surface which will help speed recovery and helps increase collagen and protein in the skin. As always, it’s best to consult your doctor.