Beat The Heat: 5 Affordable But Effective Ways To Treat Sun Burns

Getting a little sun is good is good for our skin and like anything “too much” too much sun can cause serious skin problems ie your skin will age early, sunburns and repeated overexposure to sunlight may cause melanoma – a serious case of skin cancer. Sunburn is the most common problem you will have if you stay outdoor without proper protection. Sunblock is advised if you are planning that ultimate summer beach getaway to avoid getting roasted.

It’s best if you get yourself a sunscreen protection with high SPF for longer protection under the sun. But if you still got burned up, you can try these 5 affordable but effective ways to treat sunburns, which was carefully compiled by Claire Goodall for Everyday Roots.


1.) Cucumber
Image from: Flickr - Stacy
Image from: Flickr – Stacy

Instant relief that’s what a cucumber is to scorched skin. Not only is a cool cucumber soothing to the burn simply because its cool, but its antioxidant and analgesic properties promote healing and further relief from discomfort. You can apply it in a couple of ways, but however you do it, the swelling, redness, and pain should diminish soon.

You will need…
-1 or 2 fresh cucumbers, chilled
-A blender or a knife

If you’re going for mainly quick pain relief, slice up a chilled cucumber and lay the slices on your burned skin. Flip the slices when the first side heats up, like how you flip a pillow to get the cool side up. For a longer lasting effect, chill 1 or 2 cucumbers and toss them in a blender to create a paste. Feel free to add in some aloe vera gel or cornstarch if you want it a little thicker.

Featured Image from: Flickr – Kevin O’Mara