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Homemade Sunburn Treatment

Cure Your Labor Day Sunburn With a DIY Treatment

For those of you who are suffering from a sunburn, here's a fast and easy at-home honey milk bath remedy, courtesy of esthetician Raechel Cunningham-Lowe. The bath will help control redness and irritation, taking the sting out of your burn. Fact: sunburns happen, but when armed with the right SPF know-how, along with some of our top sunscreen picks, you'll be better prepared for your next outdoor adventure. For instructions on soothing your skin naturally and easily, just read more.

  1. Take two cups of raw, uncooked oatmeal and pour into a tepid to warm bathtub. Oatmeal contains healing properties and serves as an exfoliator and moisturizer.
  2. Add one cup of whole milk to the water. Since milk is full of proteins and vitamins A, D, and E, it has strong soothing properties.
  3. Add one tablespoon of honey to the bath. Honey is high in vitamins B, C, D, and E and is a natural antiseptic salve for the skin.
  4. Soak in the tub for five to 10 minutes. Rinse off, take a sigh of relief, and gently pat your body dry.
Join The Conversation
embrosse-moi embrosse-moi 9 years
I'm possibly the palest person on this planet. I got really badly sunburn on a trip to the Bahamas in May of 07 and till this day the marks from the burns are still on my body. Even though I faithfully used sunscreen, I was red by the time we got back from the first day out. I wish I could have known this then. That was the worst sunburn of my life.
sammyof2 sammyof2 10 years
i hope this works i used sunscreen but my shoulders still got burnt.
tulips18 tulips18 10 years
I live in the hot tropics, and would love, luv, LUV this fantastic product...and to be a loyal fan always!
Brooklynbee Brooklynbee 10 years
As a big fan of bees, I'd like to add that honey has moisturizing and antibacterial properties. :)
tinywhale tinywhale 10 years
and how exactly do you clean the bath tub afterwards??? I put yogurt on sunburned skin and let it dry, then wash off. It smells quite bad, but it does wonders! Guaranteed!!
zc zc 10 years
i wish i knew this last summer...freeze didnt work!
epicurean_Essy epicurean_Essy 10 years
CamillaCat that sounds like a great idea!
anaindallas anaindallas 10 years
i love the idea of honey and aspirin for the face ..and the bath does work..ive done it a couple of times. it also works if you have really sensitive skin and break out in hives or rashes...helps with the itching ALOT!
poetess poetess 10 years
Well, drink!
poetess poetess 10 years
Sounds good enough to eat.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 10 years
Aaah....the name alone sounds verrry soothing!
Honeychild Honeychild 10 years
Ive heard of this. I took an oatmeal bath when i had the chicken pox
bookgirl bookgirl 10 years
I have used honey on my skin before and it really does feel good, plus you probably smell excellent when you get out of the tub!
uptowngirl1999 uptowngirl1999 10 years
This is perfect. I'm in the process of healing from my sunburn from last weekend, so I can't wait to try this. Will this help with peeling?
CamillaCat CamillaCat 10 years
Honey does wonders for the skin. Just last night I did a honey and aspirin mask on my face. I crushed 5 aspirin tablets, add a few drops of water, then 1/2 tsp. of honey, and apply for 20-30 mins. Makes the skin glowy, and heals up any pimples really quick. Sounds crazy, but it works.
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