6 grandma's home remedies to treat sunburn

6 grandma's home remedies to treat sunburn

To relieve sunburn pain, we used to apply after-sun body lotion. But in reality, there're also many other, more natural solutions to alleviate these skin burns. We present you some of the most effective remedies, tested and recommended by our grandmothers!

Skim milk and yogurt

If you sunbathe all day long, you get a sunburn and you don't have any after-sun lotion... Don't worry, we have a good solution! Take a yogurt from your refrigerator and apply it to your skin to calm and hydrate the epidermis. Let it act for about 15 minutes.

You can also use skim milk mixed with water and a few ice cubes. Use compresses to apply it to your skin and let their anti-inflammatory properties work. Then, wash the burned area with cold water.


Yes, at first glance, vinegar doesn't seem to be the best ally against sunburn, but it's a very effective remedy. White vinegar and apple cider vinegar have properties that relieve irritation and relieve itching. Mix cold water with vinegar and apply it to your skin with the help of compresses. You'll immediately feel a sensation of freshness!

Aloe vera

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Aloe vera is a miracle plant for the skin. It has extraordinary soothing, moisturizing, and healing properties. Use this herb in gel form to relieve sunburn. Choose an organic gel and store it in the fridge for more freshness. Simply apply aloe vera to the area for quick relief from pain.

This remedy is very effective because this plant comes from desert regions and retains a lot of moisture. It effectively penetrates into the different layers of the skin and helps with healing.

Marigold oil

It's also a 100% natural remedy that helps with healing. This oil has soothing and softening properties that help rebuild the epidermis. Apply a few drops of oil on the sunburn, do a little massage, and let it act. However, avoid contact with the eyes!


Sometimes you can find the remedy in the vegetable drawer of your fridge. Tomato contains a powerful antioxidant called lycopene. It helps in the reconstruction of the skin and relieves burns. Tomato also prevents blisters. Cut the tomato in slices and let it rest on the sunburn for a few minutes.

Green Tea

For the most sensitive areas like the eyelids, green tea is an excellent remedy against sunburn! Let two green tea bags infuse, then place them in the fridge or in a container with ice cubes. The effect of cold and freshness will be immediate and will instantly relieve burns. It's also a good remedy for bags under the eyes.