Summer is the time to get your sun glasses out and don the pretty sun dresses, but with summer come sun burns too. While sun is vital for our survival, extreme exposure to sunlight can cause many skin problems. Prolonged exposure can cause sunburn blisters or cancer in acute cases. These blisters cause the skin to swell and fill it up with fluid that can be extremely itchy. Sunburns can cause extreme discomfort and can be quite painful too. These blisters, if not treated in time or healed, can lead to fever and also cause skin infections. It can lead to purple patches or cause rashes to appear on the skin.
Do not fret, gorgeous ladies! We have put together for you a list of home remedies that are sure to give you relief from mild sunburns and pain. Try these to alleviate the symptoms of sun burn blisters while Mother Nature works hard to heal them.
Home Remedies for Sunburn Blisters
1. Cold Water – Your New Friend:
Take a soft towel, soak it in cold water and then wring it to squeeze out the water. Keep this towel on the affected area for instant relief and a soothing effect. Do not apply ice cubes directly as they can worsen the problem.
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The next time you step out and come back with sunburn and rashes, simply reach out for the bottle of vinegar you have stowed away on the top rack in your kitchenette. Dilute the vinegar with water and apply it on the affected areas for relief. Alternatively, you can also mix it with honey and apply the mixture on the blisters. The latter will prevent infection while the former will help relieve the burning sensation. Honey will also prevent scarring and leave your skin soft and supple.
Do we need to enlist the benefits of using aloe-vera for your skin? Apply aloe-vera gel, freshly cut from the plant, directly on the blisters and let it dry. With its cooling effect, aloe-vera fastens the process of healing the sunburns and restores the water balance of the skin.
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4. Potatoes Are Good:
While many of you simply avoid potatoes for they are abundantly rich in starch, they can make for quite an effective home remedy for sunburn blisters. Next time you go buying potatoes, get them in bulk but do not be tempted to cook them and eat, instead keep them handy to treat sunburns and blisters.
5. Tomatoes Will Make You Blush:
Blend 2-3 tomatoes with buttermilk and drink a whole glass of it. While you may take some time to like the taste, the concoction will help calm your skin. If that didn’t sound too convincing, you can apply tomato paste on the skin for immediate relief. Add tomato juice to your water bath and soak in the tub for relief. You will soon get compliments for your glowing skin too.
6. Turmeric for Flawless Skin:
Turmeric is known for its many medicinal properties. Ayurveda recommends it as one of the most effective home remedies to treat most skin ailments, especially cuts and burns. It is the cheapest and most effective antiseptic that you can lay your hands on. Make a paste of turmeric powder and yoghurt and gently apply the mixture on the blisters. Wash it away gently when it dries. You will notice that your skin has become softer and the burns are gone in just a few applications.
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7. Tea Works Its Wonders:
Boil tea leaves and let it cool. Soak a tissue in the solution and wrap the affected areas for relief. Alternatively, you can also put used tea bags to the same use once they are at room temperature to help heal blisters.
8. Baking Soda to Bake the Blisters Away:
Add 2-3 cups of baking soda to a tub of cold water and stir using your hand until it dissolves. Turn on your favorite music and soak in the bath for a good 30 minutes to get relief and expedite the healing.
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9. Cucumbers and Fruit Waste:
The next time you make yourself a sumptuous salad, do not throw away the peels and waste. Cucumber has a cooling effect and can be directly applied on blisters by cutting it into thin slices or by grating it. It will hydrate the skin while providing relief from the burning sensation. Fruit peels are rich in antioxidants and nutrients, so you can crush them into a thin paste and apply to pamper your skin with some vital nutrients.
10. Essential Oils:
Sunburns can get itchy and using lavender oil on them can feel like heaven. If you are in a dilemma whether using essential oils on sunburns is wise or not, take comfort from the fact that many ayurvedic sun burn ointments and lotions have lavender oil as an active ingredient. Not only will the burns and blisters heal quicker, the oil will also leave you feeling fresh and fragrant.
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At all times, avoid hot water treatments and exposure to extreme environment to improve the healing process. Do not burst the blisters or scratch them open as they can leave marks.
Try these tried and tested remedies for blisters to zip-zap-zoom the healing of sun burn blisters and pamper your skin back to health. Please share your feedback and experience in the comments section below.
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